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Professional Counselor - License Information

  • Complete a Graduate Degree in professional counseling or an equivalent degree approved by Professional Counselor Section.

  • Completion of post-graduate supervised practice obtained under a Professional Counselor Training license.

    • Master's level - 3,000 hours of post-degree supervised professional counseling practice including at least 1,000 hours of face-to-face client contact.

    • Doctoral level - 1,000 hours of post-degree supervised professional counseling practice.

  • Complete and submit Professional Counselor Application including required documentation and fees.

  • An applicant for permanent licensure may apply for a temporary license at the same time.

    • The temporary license may be issued to an individual who pays the required fee and meets all the qualifications for the permanent license except for passing the required national examination.

    • The temporary license expires upon notification of successful completion of the national examination or expiration of the 9-month period, whichever is earlier. 

    • The temporary license may be renewed one time for an additional 9-month period.

  • Successful completion of required examinations.

 Professional Counselor – Training License Information

  • Complete and submit Professional Counselor Application including required documentation and fees.

  • Applicant must be in a position or have an offer for a position as a Professional Counselor in a supervised clinical professional counseling practice.

  • The training license shall expire after 48 months.

  • A training license may be renewed by the discretion of the Professional Counselor Section.

Application Process