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Richard D. Dobbins Institute of Ministry

featuring IPC Pastoral Counselor Training Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about RDDIM and our Christian counseling training? We will try to answer them here!

How do I get started with my Christian Counseling Education?

Getting started with our Christian counseling courses is extremely quick and easy. Just visit this page to see how to get started!

Can I see a sample certificate of completion?

Yes! A link to a sample certificate is located on our home page in the bottom of the far right column.

How do I access my lessons?

1. Login and go to your Student Portal. 2. Click on the “Outline” link to download the Outline for each lesson and all of our individual Christian counseling courses prior to viewing. Use the Outline to follow along each lesson and take notes. All outlines are in PDF file format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print each outline. 3. To view each lesson, click the link under “View the Lesson”. 4. When you’re ready to take the quiz for each lesson, click the “Take The Quiz” link. You will need to score at least 80% to pass. 5. When you’ve completed the quiz and submitted all your answers, your quiz will be scored and your grade will appear. If you score at least 80%, you have passed and can download your Certificate by clicking on the “Certificate” link, and you'll be one step closer towards completing your Christian counseling training.

What forms of payment are accepted?

You can pay via your Paypal account or your debit or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover).

How long will I have access to my purchased lessons?

When one of our Christian counseling courses or lessons is purchased, it will be accessible in your account for one year. After one year, the license will expire on each lesson. During the year, you will be able to access, review and recapture any of the information you may need from that lesson at anytime. After one year, you may purchase an additional license for an additional year at half price.

Do I receive a certificate once I complete a lesson?

Yes, for successful completion of a portion of your Christian counseling training, you will receive a certificate for each lesson after taking the associated quiz and scoring at least 80%. The certificate will be available for viewing and downloading after you have passed the quiz.

Once I've signed up, how do I purchase lessons?

1. Login to your account on 2. Choose the lesson(s) you would like to purchase 3. Click Add to Cart 4. Click Checkout 5. Payments will be processed by Paypal. Choose to use your Paypal account or choose to use a debit/credit card. As soon as you have completed the transaction, your purchased lessons will appear in your Portal within a few minutes.

What are the quiz rules?

Take as long as you like Finish the test in one sitting Do not use the back button You can use your outline You can take the test as many times as you want/need to pass

How do I buy more lessons from within my Student Portal?

Click on the "learn more" link next to any un-purchased lessons. This will take you out of your portal where you can add new lessons to your cart to further your Christian counseling education.

How do I set up a Paypal account?

To set up a Paypal account, simply go to and click "Sign Up"

How do I get the Adobe Reader to view Outlines?

Download the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader here:

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What Is RDDIM?

We have created RDDIM as a biblical based, Christian pastoral counseling education and training program that includes over 50 online video lessons of my teaching for Christian counselors, pastors, missionaries and laypeople."

- Dr. Dobbins

Earn Christian Counseling Certification

When you complete each lesson, you will receive an e-certificate as well as a downloadable PDF certificate ready to print!