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.

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 of 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).


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 a 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.

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.

Continuing Education Credits
American Association of Christian Counselors



The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours.