Find Your True Calling at Light University

Since 1999, Light University—the educational division of the nearly 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)—has been offering training and continuing education for individuals who have a desire to increase their knowledge and skills in biblical counseling, life coaching, crisis response, and Christian care. As a result, more than 150,000 individuals and churches have enrolled in our programs. Our students are serving in churches, counseling agencies, and communities all over the world. They are counselors, Sunday school teachers, pastors, women ministry leaders, lay leaders, and more… individuals just like you.

Our purpose and desire are to equip you to be better able to do the work you are passionate about… and through our certification program, provide you with the recognition and credibility earned through the trustworthiness of the Light University curriculum.

World Class Faculty

Our programs were developed and are taught by some of the most recognized, influential, and distinguished Christian leaders, counselors and educators of our day—people like Gary Smalley, John Townsend, Beth Moore, James Dobson, Gary Chapman, and Diane Langberg just to name a few. Light University is the only place you will find curricula created and instructed by such experts in their fields.

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  • Beth Moore

    Beth Moore

  • Dr. James Dobson

    Dr. James Dobson

  • Gary Smalley

    Gary Smalley

  • Gary Chapman

    Gary Chapman

Affordable Pricing

Light University stands alone on the quality of its outstanding faculty and comprehensive certificate/credentialing programs. Its all-in-one environment with excellent instruction from the many exceptional, leading educators in their fields of study is simply not available anywhere else.

The value of the solid education Light University provides is priceless, but as the goal is to spread these life-changing resources to millions of people through educating thousands of certified Christian counselors, life coaches and trauma care providers, so we strive to keep our costs more affordable than other online programs.

The retail price on Light University Online courses is normally $799 each but because of the Founder’s Grant Scholarship, all courses are currently offered for just $299 each. (Logos Bible Life Coaching & Soul Care specialty program courses are $349 each).

Recognition

As you seek to serve with your gifts and knowledge, Light University stands behind you with its well-earned reputation.

All of our courses are eligible for certificate, diploma, or advanced diploma credentialing from the Board of Christian Professional & Pastoral Counselors (BCPPC), International Christian Coaching Association (ICCA), and Board of Christian Crisis and Trauma Response (BCCTR) providing respect and credibility for your knowledge and skills.

Convenience & Flexibility

Our online programs offer courses that start each month and are just five weeks in length, so you are not spending months, or even years, trying to finish your program of study. Plus, you log in to work on courses whenever and wherever is convenient for you, while still retaining the value of guided instruction and full support of Academic Coaches.

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Transferable Credits

Light University’s online programs are academically sound, clinically excellent, and distinctively Christian. Additionally, those interested in pursuing a degree may apply their Light University credits toward prior learning credit at Liberty University, the world’s largest evangelical university.

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Continuing Education Credits
AACC

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. AACC is a cosponsor of the training curriculum, and as a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM), AACC may award NBCC-approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. AACC maintains responsibility for the content of this training curriculum. AACC also offers continuing education credit for play therapists through the Association for Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider #14-373) providing the training element is specifically applicable to the practice of play therapy.

It remains the responsibility of each individual to be aware of his or her state licensure and Continuing Education requirements. A letter certifying participation will be mailed to those individuals who submit a Continuing Education request and have successfully completed all course requirements.

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