Supporting Member of the Academy

A Supporting Member of the Academy is in agreement with the Mission of the AABC, supports the Doctrinal and Practice Statements of the AABC, and thereby wishes to encourage and support the work of AABC.  A Supporting Member of the Academy need not hold a valid ministerial license or be ordained.  Supporting members may or may not be actively involved in Biblical counseling.  Supporting Members may or may not be actively pursuing appropriate Biblical counseling training, and/or seeking certification.  However, Supporting Membership is the first step toward becoming a Certified Member, and is the first membership level for students enrolled in a Biblical counseling training program.  The annual fee for Supporting Membership is $45.  Membership Application.

 Credentialed Member of the Academy

A Credentialed Member of the Academy is in agreement with the Mission of the AABC, supports the Doctrinal and Practice Statements of the AABC, and thereby wishes to encourage and support the work of AABC.  A Credentialed Member of the Academy has achieved ecclesiastical recognition such as commissioning, licensure or ordination in connection with Christian ministry.  Examples of such service are ministry administrators, educators, military or hospital chaplains, missionaries, pastors, various kinds of church ministers, and other forms of Christian ministry.  A Credentialed Member may or many not be involved with Biblical counseling.  Credentialed members are not certified as Biblical counselors. They may have no present need of certification, or they may be working toward certification.  The annual fee for Credentialed Membership is $65.  Membership Application.

 Certified Member of the Academy

A Certified Member of the Academy is in agreement with the Mission of the AABC, supports the Doctrinal and Practice Statements of the AABC, and thereby wishes to encourage and support the work of AABC.  A Certified Member of the Academy need not hold a valid ministerial license or be ordained.  Certified members are actively involved in the ministry of Biblical counseling as pastors, counselors, chaplains, educators, missionaries, or some other area of Christian service where Biblical counseling is a key part of their service.  Certified Members of the Academy have successfully met the requirements for certification.  The annual fee for Certified Membership is $95.  Membership Application.

Certified Credentialed Member of the Academy

A Certified Credentialed Member of the Academy is in agreement with the Mission of the AABC, supports the Doctrinal and Practice Statements of the AABC, and thereby wishes to encourage and support the work of AABC.  A Certified Credentialed Member of the Academy has achieved ecclesiastical recognition (as noted above for Credentialed Members), and is involved in Biblical counseling as a key part of their ministry service.  Certified Credentialed Members of the Academy have successfully met the requirements for certification.  The annual fee for Certified Credentialed Membership is $95.  Membership Application.