Certified Training Centers

ACBC Certified Training Centers are institutions that have been vetted and approved by ACBC to offer all of the training, reading, and observations that are required for Phase 1 of ACBC Certification.

Our training centers represent a variety of institutions. From seminaries to local churches, medical clinics, and non-profit counseling centers, all ACBC Certified Training Centers offer the same excellent ACBC training in biblical counseling.

Certified Training Center ministries are vital to the Biblical Counseling movement and to ACBC. Each has been considered and approved by the ACBC Board in terms of both counseling and counselor training ministries. As Certified Centers, the classes offered by each center fulfill the ACBC education requirements for education toward ACBC Membership. ACBC values these vital partners in our mutual purposes of effective communication of God’s Word in our time.

Read the ACBC Certification Manual for Training Centers. It provides all the basic information about ACBC Training Center Certification.

What are the benefits of becoming a training center?

  • Your members can be better trained and equipped at your church in order to ‘one-another’ well.
  • As way of reaching your community in providing hope and help for struggling and suffering people.
  • The training you offer is recognized by ACBC as training that meets our Phase One requirements.
  • Partnering with ACBC in pursuing excellence in biblical counseling strengthens the biblical counseling movement, but even more importantly, it strengthens the church.
  • Requiring lay counselors, leaders of home groups, bible studies, etc. to go through your Fundamentals Training allows you to know the exact equipping your lay workers have had.


Use our Training Center Map to find the location nearest you.


If you have any questions about how Training Centers work or if you would like to discuss the process to establish one in your area, please contact our Director of Training Center Certification, Trevor, at