ACBC Fellows

Fellow membership is reserved for men who demonstrate unique abilities to counsel, who serve as supervisors of counselors in training, and who provide leadership in applying biblical counseling principles to life.

ACBC remains the benchmark standard for biblical counseling training and certification. In order to keep our standards at a premium, a model has been developed to ensure an excellent Fellow training protocol. The three phases of the Fellow certification process train and test in many different ways.

  • Phase One
    • Maintain Level 2 membership for at least two years
    • During these 2 years, complete 500 hours of counseling
    • Obtain a degree in an area related to counseling (in addition to primary theological degree used for Level 2 membership)
    • Interview with ACBC Director of Membership Services


  • Phase Two
    • Complete Fellow Exam’s 201 & 202
    • Complete Fellow Application Packet (see points 1. below for a checklist detailing this process)


  • Phase Three
    • Upon passing Fellow Exam’s 201 & 202, supervise two incoming ACBC Candidates into membership with ACBC, under the supervision of an ACBC Fellow Supervisor.


A few additional items to note:

  • Letters of recommendation must come from at least two Fellows, one of whom must be a member of the Board of Trustees;
  • Official Approval is by a two thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Trustees.


This is a very rewarding, but demanding process.

If you are interested in becoming an ACBC Fellow, please contact the ACBC office at with any questions you may have and to schedule a time to speak with Stuart Scott, Director of Membership Services at ACBC. Please also read the attachments in the following order:

  1. Fellow Application Checklist
  2. Fellow Application
  3. Fellow Theology Exam
  4. Fellow Counselors Exam
  5. Fellow Applicant Recommendation Form
  6. Fellows Supervision Log