How do I register for SMTI?

SMTI presents the biblical counselling programme through eight modules. The cost per module is R2 200.00 for all contact session modules (Week-long and Evening Classes) and R1 500.00 for online classes.

SMTI provides registration for an auditing track and an accredited track;

Auditing Track: the auditing track allows you to attend the whole course or choose which preferred modules you would like to attend. It does not require completion of assignments.
Accredited Track: the accredited track requires you to complete all modules, class participation, and completion of all tests and assignments.

To register, follow one of these links:

Accredited Track

Audit Track

Benefits of the Accredited Track

There are two benefits in completing the accredited track of the SMTI Biblical Counselling Programme. For the second benefit to be obtained, students will need an a Honors degree;

1. SMTI is an Association of Certified Biblical Counsellors (ACBC) registered counselling training centre, the only one outside of the USA. This provides the opportunity for those who complete the accredited track to pursue certification as an ACBC Biblical Counsellor. This certification process requires three phases; 1) Training (through SMTI accredited track); 2) Completion of ACBC theological and counselling exams and application form; 3) Supervised counselling hours with a certified ACBC counsellor.

2. The Biblical Counselling Programme is in the process of being accredited as a Masters Degree in Biblical Counselling (MABC). Therefore those who enroll and complete the accredited track of the Biblical Counselling Programme sucessfully, will receive a MABC. The requirement for this is that they already have an Honors degree.

Classes offered

Week-long Classes

SMTI presents week-long classes through 8 modules in total over 2 years, with 4 modules per year. Each module is presented over 1 full week; Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. This means in-class interaction happens 4 times a year, while assignments are completed throughout the weeks between class.

Biblical Counselling Equip Classes

SMTI presents one or two day seminars throughout the year. The classes are designed to refresh students who have completed the SMTI program and introduce prospective students to Biblical counselling principles.