About Certification

If you’re already a practicing consultant, or are exploring the possibility, we invite you to investigate credentials with the Society.

Have you consulted with any churches in the past? Your experience could qualify you for certification.

Certification benefits:

    1. Recognized “Certified Church Consultant” credentials
    2. Society logo to use on business cards, Web sites, brochures, etc.
    3. Listing in the online consultant directory
    4. Frameable membership certificate & code of ethics

* Notice to Consultants and Churches: Certification by the Society indicates the individual has completed the training or application process, but it does not imply responsibility for what the consultant does in practice, since each consultant is independent. The Society for Church Consulting does not directly employ consultants, and is not responsible for the actions of its members. We encourage all certified consultants to abide by the code of ethics, and we reserve the right to revoke credentials at any time for cause. Churches or persons using any consultant should carefully check the background and track record of each consultant before making a decision to hire them. SCC makes no explicit or implied guarantee regarding the results obtained by engaging any certified consultant.

Requirements for applying for certification

      1. Must be a Society member in good standing ($139 per year)
      2. A minimum of five consecutive years in consulting work OR complete adequate training (Levels 1-5 with the Society or equivalent training by another body)
      3. Submit a 1,000-word paper on your philosophy of consulting
      4. Submit two consultation reports (one of these can be from the completion of Level 5 by coaching or shadowing)
      5. Submit three signed ministry reference letters
      6. Agree to abide by the Consultant’s Code of Ethics

Initial certification fee: $189

Annual certification renewal includes Society membership: $238


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