Information for Prospective Students
International Institute of Christian Counseling (IIOCC) has secured religious exemption with the State of Florida. The following information is required to be presented to prospective students. We trust it will be useful and informative to you.
Statement of Purpose of the International Institute of Christian Counseling
The International Institute of Christian Counseling is committed to educating and training Christian believers to a life in the service our Lord Jesus Christ. The courses offered are designed to educate, stimulate and motivate the student to become an effective counselor in the Christian way of life. The entire organization shares this singular purpose. All degrees that will be provided by this organization are Christian in nature and restricted to the purpose of enhancing the Christian ministry of the individual. They are not designed to be used in the secular academic world.
Credits and degrees earned from colleges in the State of Florida, which are authorized by the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, do not qualify the holder for a state teaching certification, nor do they qualify him or her to participate in professional licensing examinations. Any person interested in obtaining a state teaching certificate or practicing a regulated profession should contact the appropriate regulatory agency in the field of his interest.
The International Institute of Christian Counseling has no physical plant, students are contacted using a variety of venues including the Internet, the telephone, and the postal service. A variety of technologies are employed, including CD and DVD recordings, video telephone and conferencing, email and more. The list grows and useful technologies are readily adopted by the IIOCC.
Status of Licensure:
The International Institute of Christian Counseling has made application to the Commission of Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education requesting exemption as a Religious Organization due to the Christian religious nature of the institution consistent with state statute 246.085.
The International Institute of Christian Counseling has been awarded "Fully Accredited" status with the Accrediting Commission International (ACI). The ACI is the largest non-governmental accrediting agency in the world, and is the accrediting agency of record for the National Christian Counselor's Association and over 200 schools, seminaries, colleges and universities.
AA & BA Courses $35 per credit hour Books included.
APS Reports Each $30
Direct Supervision Per Hour $75
SACC Initial Membership Fee $75 (optional after Creation Therapy)
Incoming Transfer Credits $10 per credit hour
Payment, Refund and Withdrawal Policies:
Students will be invoiced by and are expected to pay by the degree sought. The cost of a degree may be divided into as many 24 payments. Payment plans do not accrue interest or create debt. They are simply a method of spreading the cost over time.
If a student decides to withdraw, that is his option, however, no refund of tuition already paid will be made.
A rough balance will be maintained between the payments made and the courses delivered to preclude a debt relationship from being created.
There is a 15 day guarantee on each course. If you order a course that is not satisfactory to you, please notify the school offices to arrange for a return or exchange. Other than during this guarantee period, no payments made will be refundable. Text books must be in "like new" condition to be eligible for return.
Time Limit - Credit Expiration
There is a 4 year time limit from the time a student enrolls in a first course and when his first degree requirements must be finished. After this point, credits earned will expired on a rolling basis. Any extensions must be approved in writing. A total of 8 years is permitted for AA & BA enrollees.
Transfers from ACI or regionally accredited institutions will be
a course by course basis. Transferred Courses may be be accepted for up
to 30 credit hours per degree (60 hours total).
There is a fee of $10 per credit hour transferred.
Course equivalency will be determined by the IIOCC.
Sealed transcript from the issuing school must be sent
C. Roger Young, Registrar
International Institute of Christian Counseling
212 21st ST NE
Bradenton, FL 34208<
Transferability of credits earned at International Institute of Christian Counseling and transferred to another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. The degree programs of this institution are designed solely for religious vocations. Transfer of credits to schools not of a religious nature is unlikely. Transfer is highly likely between other schools accredited by the ACI.
Applicants for admission to International Institute of Christian Counseling (IIOCC) are considered without regard to sex, age, color, or national origin. Each prospective student will be assessed according to his or her academic background. An application must be made on the official form furnished on the website. Once the admissions office receives an application, along with the official transcripts of all earned credit, the applicant will be evaluated to determine his or her academic needs by the Registrar. The Admissions Office will then notify the student by e-mail, regarding acceptance and credits needed for a degree. There is currently no admission fee to the IIOCC.
Once applicants have received official notice that they have been accepted as students, and their evaluation is complete; they may begin ordering courses. A period of seven days is to elapse between the date the applicant was provided with this document and the payment and delivery of coursework.
Exams for each course are submitted via the school website. A copy of the exam results and course grade will be returned to the student after the grade has been posted to the student’s permanent records and transcript.
DISMISSAL and RE-ADMISSION POLICIES
International Institute of Christian Counseling reserves the right at any time to place on probation, suspend, or dismiss a student whose academic standing, financial obligations, progress, or conduct is not deemed as satisfactory by the administration.
If a student has been “inactive” for a period of one year or longer, he or she will no longer fall under the “grandfather” clause for subsequent degree plans. All curriculum and financial degree plans will be established as per the current guidelines for the current year.
Re-admission is not to be expected after a dismissal. However, a student is free to re-apply through the office of admissions for student status at any time. His or her re-admission will be subject to the written approval of the Director.
Employment and Job Considerations
The student needs to understand that a license, certification or degree provided by the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA), The Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling (SACC), or the International Institute of Christian Counseling (IIOCC) does not guarantee a job or ordination in any specific market or ministry, and is not specifically designed to meet any particular licensing requirements. The NCCA, who issues certifications and licenses, is accredited by both the Accrediting Commission International (ACI) and the National Private Schools Accrediting Alliance (NPSAA). Our educational programs are NOT listed with the U.S. Department of Education, and a degree, license or certification is specifically not suited for people pursuing jobs as public school teachers, state university professors, state-licensed psychologists, amongst other vocations. Some states may have restrictions on the ways this degree can be utilized in the marketplace.
The primary purpose of this education is to strengthen one’s
walk with God and to equip one for Christian ministry.
Students must acknowledge that they are responsible for securing their own employment. They must understand it is wise and prudent for them to consult with appropriate counsel and those who are working in the field they desire to work in when they graduate in order to ensure that the path they are on will be acceptable for the specific kind of job or ministry they are pursuing.
The student must be fully aware that this is a Christian ministry, which believes the Bible is the Word of God and that the Bible is the authority upon which their spiritual growth and prayer ministry will be based. They must declare that they are enrolling in the International Institute of Christian Counseling willingly and of their own free will.
The student needs to understand that during these courses they will be confronting their inner feelings and emotions, which could cause emotional pain as they press on in spiritual growth.