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State Requirements for Counseling Licensure

StateLicensing BoardLicensure
Alabamawww.abec.alabama.gov
www.alsde.edu
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC)
School Counselor [P-12]
Alaskawww.commerce.alaska.gov/web
https://education.alaska.gov/
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
School Counselor [grade levels vary]
Arizonahttp://azbbhe.us
https://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)
Guidance Counselor [PreK-12]
Arkansashttps://abec.statesolutions.us/
http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)
School Counselor [P-8] [7-12] [P-12]
Californiawww.bbs.ca.gov
www.ctc.ca.gov
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (PCCI)
School Counselor [PreK-12]
Coloradohttps://dpo.colorado.gov/ProfessionalCounselor
www.cde.state.co.us
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
School Counselor [Birth-21]
Connecticuthttps://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing–Investigations/Professional-Counselor/Professional-Counselor-Licensing https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Certification/Bureau-of-CertificationLicensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
School Counselor [PreK-12]
Delawarehttp://dpr.delaware.gov/
https://www.doe.k12.de.us/certification
Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH)
Licensed Associate Counselor of Mental Health (LACMH)
Elementary Counselor [1-6]
Middle School Counselor [5-8]*
Secondary Counselor [9-12]
*Must have either an Elementary or Secondary School Counselor Certificate
District of Columbiahttps://dchealth.dc.gov/
www.osse.dc.gov
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
School Counselor [K-12]
Floridahttp://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/
http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/index.stml
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Provisional Mental Health Counselor
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
School Counselor [PK-12]
Georgiahttps://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43
www.gapsc.com
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Associate Licensed Professional Counselor (LAPC)
School Counselor [P-12]
Hawaiihttp://cca.hawaii.gov/
https://hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
School Counselor [K-6] [7-12] [K-12]
Idahohttps://dopl.idaho.gov/DOPLPortal/Home.aspx
https://www.sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Registered Counselor Intern
School Counselor [K-12]
Illinoishttps://www.idfpr.com/profs/profcounselor.asp
https://www.isbe.net/licensure
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
School Counselor [K-12]
Indianawww.in.gov/pla/social.htm
https://www.doe.in.gov/licensing
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
School Counselor [P-12]
Iowahttp://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Behavioral-Science www.boee.iowa.govLicensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Elementary School Counselor
[K-8] Secondary School Counselor [5-12]
Kansashttp://www.ksbsrb.org/
www.ksde.org/
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
School Counselor [PreK-12]
Kentuckyhttp://lpc.ky.gov
http://www.epsb.ky.gov/
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA)
Guidance Counselor [PreK-12]
Louisianawww.lpcboard.org
www.teachlouisiana.net
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC)
School Counselor [K-12]
Mainehttps://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/
https://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Conditional LCPC
Conditional LPC
Registered Counselor*
School Guidance Counselor [K-12]
*As of August 1, 2008, the Board is no longer issuing initial licenses in this category, however current Registered Counselors may continue to renew.
Marylandhttps://health.maryland.gov/bopc/Pages/index.aspx
http://marylandpublicschools.org/about/Pages/DEE/Certification/index.aspx
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Certified Professional Counselor (CPC) – renewals only
Guidance Counselor [PreK-12]
Massachusettshttps://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-of-allied-mental-health-and-human-services-professions
https://www.doe.mass.edu/edeffectiveness/
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
School Guidance Counselor [PreK-8] [5-12]
Michiganhttps://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_72600_72603—,00.html
www.michigan.gov/mde
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC)
School Counselor [K-8] [6-12] [K-12]
Minnesotahttps://mn.gov/boards/behavioral-health/
https://education.mn.gov/mde/index.html
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
School Counselor [K-12]
Mississippihttps://www.lpc.ms.gov/wplpc/
https://www.mdek12.org/OEL
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Guidance Counselor [K-12]
Missourihttp://pr.mo.gov/counselors.asp
http://dese.mo.gov
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC)
School Counselor [K-8] [7-12]
School Counselor [K-12]
Montanahttp://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/bbh
http://opi.mt.gov/
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) School Counselor [K-12]
Nebraskahttp://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/pages/mental-health-and-social-work-practice.aspx
www.education.ne.gov/tcert
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner-Certified Professional Counselor or Licensed Professional Counselor (LIMHP-CPC/LPC)
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)
Provisional Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP)
School Guidance Counselor [K-6] [4-9] [7-12] [K-12]
Nevadahttp://marriage.nv.gov/
http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Clinical Counselor Intern
School Counselor [K-12]
New Hampshirehttps://www.oplc.nh.gov/mental-health
www.education.nh.gov
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)
School Guidance Counselor [K-12]
New Jerseyhttp://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/pc/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.nj.gov/education/license/
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)
School Counselor [P-12]
New Mexicohttp://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/counseling_and_therapy_practice.aspx
https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/licensure/
Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) – renewal only
Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPC) – renewal only
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
School Counselor [PreK-12]
New Yorkhttp://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/mhclic.htm
www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
School Counselor [PreK-12]
North Carolinahttp://www.ncblpc.org
https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/licensure/
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA)
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS)
School Counselor [K-12]
North Dakotawww.ndbce.org
https://www.nd.gov/dpi/
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC)
School Counselor [PreK-12]
Ohiohttps://cswmft.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/cswmft/
http://education.ohio.gov
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Professional Counselor/Clinical Resident
School Counselor [K-12]
Oklahomahttps://www.ok.gov/behavioralhealth/
https://sde.ok.gov/teacher-certification
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Elementary Counselor [K-8]
Secondary Counselor [9-12]
School Counselor [PK-12]
Oregonhttps://www.oregon.gov/oblpct/Pages/index.aspx
https://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/index.aspx
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Registered Intern
School Counselor [grade levels vary]
Pennsylvaniahttps://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.education.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Elementary School Counselor [K-6]
Secondary School Counselor [7-12]
Rhode Islandhttps://health.ri.gov/licenses/
www.ride.ri.gov
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)
School Counselor [PK-12]
South Carolinahttps://llr.sc.gov/cou
https://ed.sc.gov/educators/certification/
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Professional Counselor Intern (LPC/I)
Guidance Counselor [grade levels vary]
South Dakotahttps://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/counselors/counselors.aspx
https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/counselors/lpc.aspx
Licensed Professional Counselor – Mental Health (LPC-MH)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
School Counselor [P-12]
Tennesseehttps://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/pcmft-board.html
https://www.tn.gov/education/licensing/educator-licensure.html
Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC/MHSP)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
School Counselor [PreK-12]
Texashttps://www.dshs.texas.gov/consumerprotection/transition.aspx
https://tea.texas.gov/
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-I)
School Counselor [EC-12]
Utahhttps://dopl.utah.gov/cmhc
https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/main
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Associate Professional Counselor
Associate Professional Counselor Extern
School Counselor [K-12]
Vermonthttps://sos.vermont.gov/allied-mental-health
www.education.vermont.gov
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)
School Counselor [PreK-12]
Virginiawww.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling
www.doe.virginia.gov
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
School Counselor [PreK-12]
Washingtonhttps://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate
www.k12.wa.us/certification
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA)
Certified Counselor (CC)
Certified Adviser (CA)
Agency Affiliated Counselor (AAC)
School Counselor [P-12]
West Virginiawww.wvbec.org
https://wvde.us/certification/certification-info
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
School Counselor [PreK-Adult]
Wisconsinhttps://dsps.wi.gov/pages/Home.aspx
https://dpi.wi.gov/licensing
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Professional Counselor Trainee
School Guidance Counselor [K-12]
Wyominghttps://mentalhealth.wyo.gov/
http://wyomingptsb.com/
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Provisional Professional Counselor (PPC)
School Counselor [K-6] [7-12] [K-12]