How to Get a Christian Counseling License in Texas

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Christian counselors offer psychological and counseling services from a religious perspective. These counselors can be employed by churches, ministries or religious groups. Christian counselors give clients a religious world view for their counseling questions and concerns. People in the Christian faith may feel more comfortable working with a Christian counselor since they share the same belief foundations. Christian counselors serve an important purpose in Texas and throughout the United States.

Earn a Bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, religion or a related field.

Earn a Master's degree in Christian or pastoral counseling and complete supervised counseling.

Complete an application form and submit with a $98 processing fee. The application and fee should be sent to the NBCC Assessment Department. An additional $106 fee will be due when they process the application.

NBCC Assessment Department PO Box 7407 Greensboro, NC, 27417 336-547-0607

Submit a letter and copy of your official license file from another state if you are licensed to practice elsewhere. The letter and official license file should be sent to the National Credentials Agency. The agency needs to verify the information and you must be considered a counselor in good standing to receive a license in Texas.

National Credentials Agency PO Box 15945-289 Lenexa, KS 66285 913-895-4613

Submit documentation that verifies you passed a state or national counselor examination to the National Credentials Agency.

Submit a copy of the official transcripts from your college or university to the National Credentials Agency. These transcripts will demonstrate your educational background at an accredited university.

Submit your transcripts to the Christian Counselors of Texas. For a professional level membership, you must possess a graduate degree in counseling or guidance, psychology, social work, clinical pastoral counseling or a related field approved by the Board of Directors.

Christian Counselors of Texas PO Box 9816 Midland, TX 79708


Knowledge of Christian principles, psychology and sociology are a benefit. Christian counselors must be prepared to handle stressful working environments and be able to offer objective counsel to children, teens and adults.