Fundamentals Training Course
You can fulfill the ACBC requirement for a fundamentals training course with our
Fundamentals Training Course in Biblical Counseling, which includes the lectures from
our Introduction to Biblical Counseling and our Marriage and Family Counseling courses.
• Admission at RPTS is not required
• Sixty hours of self-paced online lectures
• One-time fee of $250
• Register here
To receive the maximum benefit, we encourage students to complete the course within one
year. Also, please note that the Fundamentals Training Course is good for ACBC
Certification purposes if you apply for certification with ACBC within 4 years of taking
the course. For example, if you finish the Fundamentals Training Course in 2020, you
will need to apply for certification by December 31, 2024. (Your application will
include the submission of your completed ACBC Theology Exam and ACBC Counseling
ACBC certification also requires counseling observation. If you have completed our
Fundamentals Training Course and live within driving distance of our campus, you may
register for our BC12 Counseling Observation class as an auditor for $99.
If you do not live in the Pittsburgh area, we recommend the observation videos produced
through the online resources of the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship
(IBCD) to fulfill your ACBC observation requirement.
For those pursuing ACBC certification, read more here
about your supervised counseling
options through the Biblical Counseling Institute.
Applied Theology for the Church
Our Applied Theology for the Church program, includes online resources
for those who desire to learn more
about biblical counseling in their own context, at their own pace, but do not desire
Online training does not require enrollment as a student at RPTS.
For questions about these online resources, contact the BCI Office:
firstname.lastname@example.org • 412-731-3000