How to become a certified counselor in Singapore
To become a certified counselor in Singapore, one must first obtain a degree in counseling or a related field from a recognized institution. After completing the degree, one must then gain practical experience by working as a counselor under the supervision of a registered counselor for a minimum of two years. During this time, one must also complete a minimum of 100 hours of supervision and 200 hours of counseling practice.
Once the practical experience and supervision requirements are met, one can then apply to become a registered counselor with the Singapore Association for Counseling (SAC). The application process includes submitting a portfolio of counseling work, attending an interview, and passing a written examination.
After becoming a registered counselor with SAC, one can then apply to become a certified counselor by completing additional training and meeting specific requirements. This includes completing a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education each year, participating in supervision, and adhering to the SAC Code of Ethics and Practice Standards.