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ACBC Certification

In 2018, SRM partnered with the gold-standard of biblical counseling certification, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) to further our mission.

Becoming an ACBC Certified Biblical Counselor with LBCI training:

 Phase 1:

  • 30-hour basics training course
    • LBCI offers an ACBC approved course
  • Observe a Certified Counselor for 10 hours
    • LBCI offers opportunities to witness live sessions of an ACBC certified counselor
  • Read 1,000 pages from approved reading list. The list of required reading can be found on the ACBC here.

Phase 2 – LBCI offers workshops to help you answer these questions:

  • Complete the Theology Exam – 24 questions
  • Complete the Counseling Exam – 20 questions

Phase 3:

  • Be observed by an ACBC Fellow for 50 hours of supervised counseling

If you have questions, please contact our LBCI Director, James McGowan, at jmcgowan@springfieldrescuemission.org or 413-732-0808, Ext. 151.