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The process involved in becoming a spiritual counselor varies depending on the institution you choose to have certify or otherwise recognize you as a spiritual counselor. Each company that offers certification has different requirements and training, depending on the religion practiced. No matter which company you choose to get certification or recognition through, when you are finished you will be able to offer spiritual guidance to those in need.

Choose a company that offers certifications in spiritual counseling that align with your spiritual beliefs. Read its web pages and review other third party documentation you may find online. You can learn more about each company by reading their codes of ethics, any oaths posted on their websites and reading through the headings of the curricula offered by each institution.

Register with the institution of your choice. This could be done over the phone or Internet. Pay any fees required by the company.

Submit any documentation that may count towards completing the requirements of the company offering the certificate or official recognition in spiritual counseling.

Complete any training required by the institution. Upon satisfying all of the requirements to earn you a certificate or official recognition in spiritual counseling, you may begin offering your services as spiritual counselor.