Certificate in Biblical Counseling

Certificate Overview

The biblical counseling certificate training furthers the mission of the Jack D. Terry School of Educational Ministries to equip Great Commission ministers to biblically counsel with excellence. The certificate training program teaches the biblical, theological, and practical aspects of counseling and prepares students, pastors, and church members to counsel and minister to others. The biblical counseling certificate is designed to lead men and women to faithfully counsel with God’s Word, resulting in changed lives and strengthened churches across the globe.

Certificate Requirements

Course Title Course Number Hours
Introduction to Biblical Counseling CNSLN 1003 3
Practical Application for Biblical Counseling CNSLN 1013 3
Counseling Certificate CNSLN 1000 0
  Total 6


The biblical counseling certificate may be completed in two semesters. Students take CNSLN 1003 Introduction to Biblical Counseling in the first semester and take CNSLN 1013 Practical Application for Biblical Counseling in the second semester. 

Application Information

Application to the Certificate in Biblical Counseling is made through the Office of Admissions: www.swbts.edu/applynow.

No prerequisite academic training or counseling experience is required.

Additional Information

For additional information, please visit www.swbts.edu/bccertificate or contact our office at CounselingCenter@swbts.edu or call 817-921-8695.