Facts about FACCT
►2021 marks 28 years that FACCT has been in existence! Founded in 1993, FACCT has existed to offer certification, licensing, professionalism, and fellowship to qualified Christian counselors, therapists, and laymen.
► FACCT operates in accordance with, but is not restricted by, state laws concerning the ministry of clinical psychology, pastoral counseling and therapy.
► FACCT represents the Church within our state's political arena in an attempt to protect our Christian values, rights, and privileges.
► FACCT assists qualified Christians who desire to provide Biblically-based and sound psychological and counseling services under the auspices of the Church.
► FACCT will work to uphold the free exercise of religion that is afforded and guaranteed to everyone by the Constitution of the United States.
► FACCT offers different levels of lay certifications and professional licenses for those who meet minimum qualifications.
► FACCT offers referrals to reputable Christian colleges and universities that provide training and degrees in counseling and psychology.
► FACCT also offers continuing education through seminars and conferences.
► FACCT provides its members information regarding matters including, but not limited to: opening your own counseling practice, liability insurance, licensing concerns and issues, laws and statutes, networking with other FACCT members, pay scales, and third party insurance billing. Reciprocity with Christian organizations in several other states is also in place.
► FACCT now has membership representation in the following U.S. States: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. FACCT also has international membership representation in the following countries: New Delhi, India, Palmares, Costa Rica, Toronto, Ontario Canada, and Togo, West Africa.
► FACCT does not allow persons with the following religious affiliations into its membership:
-- Seventh Day Adventists
-- Jehovah's Witnesses
-- Christian Scientists
-- Any other denomination that does not accept the deity of God's only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, His substitutionary atoning death on the cross for our sins, and His subsequent bodily resurrection on the third day.
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Steps to becoming licensed
1 - Become a member of FACCT:
The first step is to apply for membership. Click here to download the membership application. Print out the form, complete, sign, and mail in with the appropriate fee to Membership Chair, Dr. Max High (address on form).
2 - Requirements for license: Become a member (see Step 1). Degrees and training appropriate for license desired and 30 credit hours of Bible classes or equivalent for all FACCT licenses. All applicants must be an Ordained Minister or have a Licensed Minister of Counseling certificate. Continued active membership in FACCT is also required.
3 - Pre-Application:
Once you have received your membership certificate, you may submit a pre-application for licensure or certification. This will allow the Licensure Board to look over your credentials and advise you about licensing with FACCT. Download the Pre-Application form, complete and mail with the $35.00 (non-refundable pre-application fee) to the Licensure Board (address on form).
4 - Apply for license:
After consulting with the LicensureBoard, you will need to complete the 28-page full application for the license or certification you are seeking (full application can be obtained from Administrator Kevin M. Drinka). Submit full application to the Licensure Board (address on form).
Please Note: License fees will vary depending upon the license or certification being requested. No monies are collected until final approval for the license or certification has been granted by the Licensure Board.