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Certified Academic Institute Fees and Enrollment 

Enrollment – Tuition Fees, Policies & Procedures


Cross and Crown Counseling CAI (Certified Academic Institute) offers these certification, license, and degree programs to help you become better equipped to fulfill the call God has on your life. It is our belief that God calls us to excellence. When we answer that call in our own lives, then we can truly lead, counsel, or mentor others in the same direction.

Our programs are designed to assist individuals who are: 

  • Christians who want to earn a Christian Counseling Degree and License, to enter the field of counseling as a profession.

  • Christians who are called to empower and lead others in meeting their goals through Life Coaching.

  • Pastors and church leaders who want to learn how to provide faith-based counseling to members of their church and communities.

  • Christians who want to be better equipped to minister and gain an effective skill-set to use in an area in which they have previous work and life experience, such as human resources, finance, business, education, etc.

  • Professional Christian counselors who want to become A.P.S. certified and learn a biblical counseling model with proven success.

Supervision and support are very important for all those seeking to be licensed in a helping profession. We see standards in the years of supervision required in most secular training programs. Cross and Crown Counseling is committed to provide you with the supervision and support you need to become the best Christian Counselor that you can.

Cross and Crown Counseling requires all who are certified or licensed by the N.C.C.A. Licensing Board of Examiners to:

  • Become credentialed ministers (ordained, licensed or commissioned)  We provide the required course information.

  • Provide their service under a 501c3 status. This can be formed by the counselor, or the counselor may place themselves under the authority of a legally organized local church, or local 501c3 not-for-profit ministry.

  • Complete our specialized training.

  • Complete the minimum requirements for continuing education and annual license renewal

  • Uphold N.C.C.A.'s Code of Ethical Standards.

N.C.C.A.'s published "Code of Ethical Standard" outlines all of the procedures involved in dismissal, revocation, probation and reinstatement of an individual's membership, certification and/or license.


Tuition Fees, Policies & Procedures

We require a $100 application fee which must accompany the Enrollment Application.  This is refunded only if the candidate is not accepted into the program for lack of qualifications. Tuition for all Phase I and Phase II courses is $269 per course. The tuition for all advanced courses is $269 per course. This includes all training materials and shipping and handling fees.  Additional license and complete program fees and course work can be found under each program.


The students cost for the A.P.S. reports is $35 each. This fee is not considered an expense to the student if the student chooses to charge the participant for the A.P.S. Charging for the A.P.S. report is left to the discretion of the student. 


Course Exemption

Upon written request, exemption from one or more of the standard courses may be awarded.  Consideration is based on the individual's academic history as evidenced by documentation (resume and transcripts) submitted to the Evaluation Committee PRIOR to enrollment.


Personal Care

There will be personal care available to all students. We will contact students as we receive each order to confirm that the order has been sent and to answer any questions you may have. We are committed to you, and the call God has placed on your life.  Therefore, we are available to answer any questions, and provide assistance in any way possible.


Cross and Crown Counseling, a Certified Academic Institute of the NCCA is not accredited by, nor does it intend to seek accreditation from any regional accreditation agency as approved by the U.S. Department of Education. (USDE)

USDE accreditation is not necessary for the theological counseling degrees  we offer. Individuals seeking employment in government-licensed positions such as social workers, state-licensed psychologists or psychiatrists, and non-faith-based-related counselors may need a conferred degree from an organization that is USDE accredited.

Secular vs Religious

Cross and Crown Counseling has chosen not to seek accreditation with a USDE accrediting organization due to:

  • There is secular education and there is religious education.

  • Secular schools seek secular education, and sacred schools receive sacred or ecclesiastic accreditation—each by their own peers.

  • Religious institutions need no secular accreditation because they offer no secular degrees.

  • Secular accreditation associations in turn are recognized by governmental agencies. They trace their authority back to the capitol of a country, like Washington, D.C.

  • Religious accrediting associations are recognized by the Church of Jesus Christ, which has no supreme central office on earth. Our authority is derived directly from Heaven.

  • Civil and religious interests are different and have separate realms of jurisdiction.

  • The State is not superior to the Church. The Church need not wait for approval from the secular world.

  • Civil agencies should not be dictating standards of Christian education, any more than a police officer should be directing the worship of God.

  • Theological Seminaries should not be accredited by accrediting associations that are “recognized” by an agency of the federal government, because it is contrary to the Biblical principle of “Separation of Church and State,” indicated by Christ when He said, “…Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s…” (Mark 12:17).

  • What business does a Christian educator have going to the world of unbelievers for recognition and acknowledgement when 2 Corinthians 6:14 clearly tells us, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?”

Why not become accredited by the Department of Education? In many cases the government’s Department of Education is not qualified to accredit a private school, such as a Bible School, because the DOE is secular and a Bible or Christian School is spiritual thus our standards are not secular and cannot be judged by secular standards.

As we find in 1 Corinthians 2:14 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” Therefore a state agency is not able to determine if a spiritually directed learning institution is meeting the mandates of the Bible.

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