Accredited online counselling degrees canada

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by alkuish, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. alkuish

    alkuish New Member

  2. alkuish

    alkuish New Member

    I think taking the route to do the circular counselling is better I heard of a few here
  3. tadj

    tadj Member


    Personally, I've heard some good things about the Kelowna College of Professonal Counselling and their Diploma in Applied Psychology and Counselling. The college is listed in the directory of the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials;

    But is the training necessarily good for you? You would first need to determine whether a one year diploma will make you a suitable candidate for the job. Does the Canadian province/U.S. state/other location where you'd like to practice counselling have some specific requirements concerning counselling practice? In many cases, the streamlined training diploma might be seen as an insufficient qualification. Also, the most widely recognized professional counselling associations frequently require lengthy degree training and brutally long hours of practice. Even if you're allowed to temporarily practice with such a limited qualification as a private career college diploma, the law may change tomorrow. You might be left without a job, if you don't have a degree in the field. So, is the program potentially good in terms of quality? I'd say that it's probably good. Is it good for your specific career goals? I am not sure about that.
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  4. tadj

    tadj Member

    You already took one shortcut with your degree. You don't want to take another shortcut...this time to the counselling profession and later find out that it won't be accepted. Do your research diligently.
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  5. alkuish

    alkuish New Member

    Thank you, is global university accredited
  6. tadj

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  7. alkuish

    alkuish New Member

  8. tadj

    tadj Member

    It looks like you would be getting a U.S. accredited degree from them, since Global University doesn't appear to have a provincial degree-granting charter in Canada.
  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    It seems that way. It's weird that they have a whole separate web site for Canadians, though.
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  10. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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  11. alkuish

    alkuish New Member

    Looks like but their info and catalogue is all the same
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Indeed. Looks like you get a RA degree - that should be sufficient both sides of the border.

    But I doubt it meets the O.P's cost restraints. At $450-odd for three credits, the 128-credit Bachelor's he'll need to start with will cost over $19K. US. That's what - maybe $25K Canadian?
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  13. alkuish

    alkuish New Member

    Yes that’s the fees a bit high
  14. alkuish

    alkuish New Member

    Any recommendations on addictions certificates online studies affordable and good colleges
  15. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Affordable and good? That's a subjective request - I get the impression that there is not much you would find affordable. Remember, you get what you pay for. (We can establish that as yet another useless abbreviation here on DI: UGWUP4. But I jest.)

    But, for what it's worth, McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. Their fully online Professional Addiction Studies program leads to either a certificate (five 3-credit courses) or diploma (ten 3-credit courses). You may find the cost high at $838.92 (Canadian) per 3-credit course, but they do meet the Canadian addictions counselor certification requirements.

    Program overview at, course list and tuition info at
  16. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Member

    Alkuish, it may help to share what you're hoping to accomplish with the degree. If you're attempting to establish a counseling career in something that needs licensure, you really need to speak with the approval board. In the United States, most states have their own licensing boards for counselors. At times they have very unique requirements, that extend beyond accepting a degree from an accredited institution.
  17. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

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