Equip partners with the Christian Counselling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) to provide biblical counselling courses in Malaysia at a discounted rate. These classes offer a biblical foundation for understanding God, understanding ourselves, and understanding others – a valuable tool for anyone involved in ministry or counselling.


is a Christian counselling and educational ministry located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA partnering with Equip Gospel Ministries, to prepare Christians for works of ministry. CCEF offers online certificate courses in Biblical Counselling for anyone who wants to grow in biblical wisdom and be better equipped in ministry.


Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to be better equipped to minister to those around them. Current students include pastors, elders, youth workers, small group leaders, doctors, lay people who want to be better equipped to help others, those who will go on to be professional counsellors and many others.

A range of counselling subjects are offered including Dynamics of Biblical Change, Helping Relationships, Counselling in the Local Church, Marriage Counselling, Theology and Secular Psychology, Human Personality and Biblical Interpretation.


How does it work?

Discounted rate

Students living in Malaysia and Brunei are given a special discount of more than 80% off the USD price! The normal price would be USD650 for each subject. Equip and CCEF are offering the courses to students living in Malaysia and Brunei at an affordable price. See “Course Fees” below for more details.

Course Learning

Each term after students registered with Equip, we will then submit all the registrations to CCEF for a final enrolment. Once CCEF has confirmed the registrations, students will then be given access to an online portal (usually given 2-3 weeks before the term begins).

The online portal is where students can watch recorded lectures, submit weekly assignments, get other reading materials, and participate in class community boards.

Each student will be assigned a Recitation Instructor by CCEF, who will be available through email to answer course related questions, provide feedbacks and grades on assignments.

There will be some required books, as according to each module, that need to be purchased separately. Credit students are required to submit weekly assignments, and complete a final exam/project at the end of the term.

Course Completion

There are three terms per year. Each term takes about 3 months. There is no set duration for students to complete the needed modules.

Upon completion of 5-6 modules, students may request from CCEF directly to receive a certificate of completion. There are three levels of certificate awarded by CCEF.

On the other hand, if students are also doing Certificate in Theology courses with Equip, they may be eligible to receive the Equip Biblical Counselling Certificate/Diploma award. (Click here to find out more about this award program.)


Where do I start?

All students must start with¬†Dynamics of Biblical Change¬†(pre-requisite for all modules). It is a course about people. It is about how people change into the ‚Äúimage of Jesus Christ.‚ÄĚ It helps to understand how lasting change begins in the heart, and is the result of understanding how the Gospel ‚Äď Christ‚Äôs past, present, and future grace ‚Äď applies to how we live our daily lives. The truths of Scripture provide life-giving answers to questions such as: What are you facing? What should you be like? Why do you do what you do? How do you change? How should you live now?

Helping Relationships is recommended to take as a second module upon the completion of the Dynamics of Biblical Change. Other subjects offered include Counselling in the Local Church, Biblical Interpretation, Counselling and Physiology, Marriage Counselling, and more. See the registration page for descriptions of the modules each term.

These and other classes are offered three times per year (January, May, and September). Equip registration closes approximately one month prior to the new term. You may refer to the upcoming schedule here.


Course fees

All students who register through Equip will be eligible for the discounted rate of RM 380 (normal) and RM340 (concession*) per subjetc. This rate is eligible for those living in Malaysia and Brunei only. Malaysians or Brunei citizens living outside of their home countries are not eligible for these discounts. The registration fees may be revised on a termly basis due to fluctuations in the exchange rate. Students are NOT required to make any payment to CCEF directly at any point of time. Please contact ccef@equip.org.my if you are looking for scholarships/financial aid.

*Concession rate is available for students, ministry workers, pensioners, or unemployed folks. 

Equip-CCEF Fees

Tuition Fee (per module)RM 380RM 340

Required books

Each CCEF module has some required book readings where students need to source separately. All other required article readings will be provided by CCEF. 

Purchase: Some titles are available to purchase on Equip online bookstore. You may also search in any other local Christian bookstores or online bookstores. Some books are also available in e-book format such as kindle. 

Loan: As an alternative, you may loan the books from Equip library. Not all titles are available, books that are available in Equip library are linked below. If you are interested to loan, please see this page to learn more about Equip Library Membership, or contact ccef@equip.org.my if you need assistance.

The following required books list is provided by CCEF and is subject to change on their end. If this list differs from the final syllabus sent to you, please follow the CCEF syllabus as final. The syllabus typically is sent to students about 1 month before the term begins.

Counseling Problems and Procedures
Counseling & Physiology

*Indicates that you have a choice between these four books (Crimmins, Haddon, Billings or Mast); you are required to read only one of these.

Counseling Observation

No books required. All other article readings will be provided to students in Canvas.

Got questions?

If you have any other questions regarding Equip-CCEF, please email to ccef@equip.org.my.