Licensure & Certification - State Professional Counselor Licensure Boards

Who are Licensed Professional Counselors?

Licensed professional counselors (or in some states, "licensed clinical professional counselors" or "licensed mental health counselors") provide mental health and substance abuse care to millions of Americans. Learn More.

ALABAMA

Board of Examiners in Counseling
950 22nd Street North, Suite 765
Birmingham, AL 35203
800/822-3307
205/458-8716
205/458-8718 (fax)
www.abec.alabama.gov

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC)

ALASKA

Board of Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
907/465-2551
907/465-2974 (fax)
www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/ppco.htm

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

ARIZONA

Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
3443 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1700
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602/542-1882
602/364-0890 (fax)
information@azbbhe.us
http://azbbhe.us

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)

ARKANSAS

Board of Examiners in Counseling
P.O. Box 70
Magnolia, AR 71754
870/901-7055
870/234-1842 (fax)
arboec@sbglobal.net
www.arkansas.gov/abec

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)

CALIFORNIA

On October 11, 2009 the California counselor licensure bill was signed into law, establishing licensure of professional clinical counselors (LPCCs).

California Licensure Implementation Dates:

January 1, 2010: The bill becomes law and the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences then has the responsibility for developing the rules and regulations to implement the bill and it will gear up to accept LPCC applications.

January 1, 2011: Applications for grandparenting and reciprocity will be available through the Board of Behavioral Sciences. These requirements are posted on CALPCC’s website.

January 1, 2012: Applications for regular licensure will be available for those not eligible for grandparenting or reciprocity. These requirements are posted on CALPCC’s website.

COLORADO

Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
303/894-7766
303/894-7764 (fax)
MentalHealth@dora.state.co.us
www.dora.state.co.us/mental-health

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor
*This credential will permanently end on June 30, 2011.

CONNECTICUT

Department of Public Health
Professional Counselor Licensure
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #12APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
860/509-7603
860/509-8457 (fax)
oplc.dph@ct.gov
http://www.ct.gov/dph/

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

DELAWARE

Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals
Cannon Building
861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904-2467
302/744-4500
302/739-2711 (fax)
http://dpr.delaware.gov/

Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH)
Licensed Associate Counselor of Mental Health (LACMH)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Board of Professional Counseling
717 14th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
877/672-2174
202/727-8471 (fax)
http://hpla.doh.dc.gov/hpla/site/default.asp

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

FLORIDA

Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C-08
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850/245-4474
850/921-5389 (fax)
mqa_491@doh.state.fl.us
www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/491

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Provisional Mental Health Counselor
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

GEORGIA

Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
478/207-2440
866/888-7127 (fax)
http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/counselors/

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Associate Licensed Professional Counselor (LAPC)

HAWAII

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - PVL
Mental Health Counselor Program
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
(808) 586-2693
counselor@dcca.hawaii.gov
www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/programs/mental/

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

IDAHO

State Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists
700 W. State Street, First Floor
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
208/334-3233
208/334-3945 (fax)
cou@ibol.idaho.gov
http://www.ibol.idaho.gov/

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Registered Counselor Intern

ILLINOIS

Professional Counselor Licensing and Disciplinary Board
320 W. Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
217/785-0800
217/524-6735 (TDD)
217/782-7645 (fax)
www.idfpr.com/dpr/who/prfcns.asp

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

INDIANA

Behavioral Health & Human Services Licensing Board
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317/234-2064
317/233-4236 (fax)
pla5@pla.in.gov
www.in.gov/pla/social.htm

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

IOWA

Board of Behavioral Science
Lucas State Office Building, 5th Floor
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
515/281-4422
515/281-3121 (fax)
www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

KANSAS

Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
712 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603
785/296-3240
785/296-3112 (fax)
http://www.ksbsrb.org/

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

KENTUCKY

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602
502/564-3296, x239
502/564-4818 (fax)
http://lpc.ky.gov

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA)

LOUISIANA

Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners
8631 Summa Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225/765-2515
225/765-2514 (fax)
lpcboard@eatel.net
www.lpcboard.org

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Counselor Intern

MAINE

Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207/624-8674
888/577-6690 TTY
207/624-8637 (fax)
http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Conditional LCPC
Conditional LPC
Registered Counselor
*As of August 1, 2008, the Board is no longer issuing initial licenses in this category, however current Registered Counselors may continue to renew.

MARYLAND

Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and Therapists
4201 Patterson Avenue, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21215
410/764-4732
410/358-1610 (fax)
http://dhmh.maryland.gov/bopc

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Certified Professional Counselor (CPC)
*As of 10-01-08 this credential is no longer available to new applicants, however current CPCs may continue to renew.
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor

MASSACHUSETTS

Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professionals
Division of Professional Licensure
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118
617/727-3080
617/727-2197 (fax)
www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/mh

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

MICHIGAN

Board of Counseling
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
517/335-0918
517/373-2179 (fax)
bhphelp@michigan.gov
www.michigan.gov/healthlicense

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC)

MINNESOTA

Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612/617-2178
800/627-3529 TTY
612/617-2187 (fax)
bbht.board@state.mn.us
www.bbht.state.mn.us

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

MISSISSIPPI

State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 1497
129 E. Jefferson Street
Yazoo City, MS 39194
662/716-3932
888/860-7001
662/716-3021 (fax)
www.lpc.state.ms.us

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

MISSOURI

Committee for Professional Counselors
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573/751-0018
800/735-2966 TTY
573/751-0735 (fax)
profcounselor@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/counselors.asp

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC)

MONTANA

Board of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors
301 S. Park, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620
406/841-2391 or 2392
406/841-2305 (fax)
dlibsdswp@mt.gov
http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/swp_board/board_page.asp

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

NEBRASKA

Board of Mental Health Practice
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509
402/471-2117
402/471-3577 (fax)
www.dhhs.ne.gov/crl/mhcs/mental/mentalindex.htm

Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner-Certified Professional Counselor or Licensed Professional Counselor (LIMHP-CPC/LPC)
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner-Certified Professional Counselor or Licensed Professional Counselor (LMHP-CPC/LPC)
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)
Provisional Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP)

NEVADA

Board of Examiners for Marriage & Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 370130
Las Vegas, NV 89137-0130
702-486-7388
702-486-7258 (fax)
nvmftbd@mftbd.nv.gov
http://marriage.state.nv.us/

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Clinical Counselor Intern

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Board of Mental Health Practice
117 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
603/271-6762
800/735-2954 TDD
603/271-3950 (fax)
www.nh.gov/mhpb

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

NEW JERSEY

Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners
Professional Counselor Examiners Committee
P.O. Box 45007
Newark, NJ 07101
973/504-6582
973/648-3536 (fax)
www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/proc

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)

NEW MEXICO

Counseling and Therapy Practice Board
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505/476-4610
505/476-4633 (fax)
counselingboard@state.nm.us
www.rld.state.nm.us/counseling

Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC)
Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPC)
*The Board is no longer issuing initial licenses in this cateogory, however current LPCs may continue to renew.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

NEW YORK

State Board for Mental Health Practitioners
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234-1000
518/474-3817, x450
518/486-2981 (fax)
mhpbd@mail.nysed.gov
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/mhclic.htm

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

NORTH CAROLINA

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 1369
Garner, NC 27529
919/661-0820
919/779-5642 (fax)
ncblpc@mgmt4u.com
www.ncblpc.org

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA)
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS)

NORTH DAKOTA

Board of Counselor Examiners
2112 10th Ave SE
Mandan, ND 58554
701/667-5969
*same number for both phone and fax
ndbce@btinet.net
www.ndbce.org

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC)

OHIO

Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board
50 West Broad Street, Suite 1075
Columbus, OH 43215
614/466-0912
614/728-7790 (fax)
cswmft.info@cswb.state.oh.us
http://cswmft.ohio.gov

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Professional Counselor/Clinical Resident

OKLAHOMA

State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
405/271-6030
405/271-1918 (fax)
nenaw@health.ok.gov
http://pcl.health.ok.gov

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

OREGON

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
3218 Pringle Road, SE, Suite 250
Salem, OR 97302-6312
503/378-5499
503/373-1427 (fax)
lpct.board@state.or.us
www.oregon.gov/oblpct

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Registered Intern

PENNSYLVANIA

State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717/783-1389
717/787-7769 (fax)
st-socialwork@state.pa.us
www.dos.state.pa.us/social

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

PUERTO RICO

Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 10200
San Juan, PR 00908
787/765-2929
www.salud.gov.pr

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Professional Counselor with Provisional License (PCPL)

RHODE ISLAND

Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists
3 Capitol Hill, Room 104
Providence, RI 02908
401/222-2828
401/222-1272 (fax)
www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/mf_counsel.php

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

SOUTH CAROLINA

Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
803/896-4665
803/896-4719 (fax)
www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/counselors

To obtain an application for licensure please contact the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), an affiliate of NBCC, at:
(888) 817-8283
cce@cce-global.org
www.cce-global.org

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Professional Counselor Intern (LPC/I)

SOUTH DAKOTA

Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists
P.O. Box 2164
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
605/331-2927
605/331-2043 (fax)
sdbce.msp@midconetwork.com
http://dhs.sd.gov/brd/counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor – Mental Health (LPC-MH)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

TENNESSEE

Board for Professional Counselors, Marital & Family Therapists, and Clinical Pastoral Therapists
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37243
615/532-3202, x 25138
800/778-4123, x 25138
615/532-5369 (fax)
http://health.state.tn.us/boards/PC_MFT&CPT/

Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC/MHSP)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

TEXAS

State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 149347, MC 1982
Austin, TX 78714
512/834-6658
512/834-6677 (fax)
lpc@dshs.state.tx.us
www.dshs.state.tx.us/counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-I)

UTAH

Professional Counselor Licensing Board
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
801/530-6628
866/275-3675 (Utah toll-free number)
801/530-6511 (fax)
http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/professional_counseling.html

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Associate Professional Counselor
Associate Professional Counselor Extern

VERMONT

Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners
National Life Building, North Floor 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
1-800-439-8683 (in-state)
802/828-2390
802/828-2465 (fax)
http://vtprofessionals.org

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

VIRGINIA

Board of Counseling
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
804/367-4610
804/527-4435 (fax)
coun@dhp.virginia.gov
www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

WASHINGTON

Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers Advisory Committee
P.O. Box 47877
Olympia, WA 98504-7877
360/236-4700
360/236-4818 (fax)
hpqa.csc@doh.wa.gov
http://www.doh.wa.gov/licensing/

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA)

Certified Counselor (CC)
Certified Adviser (CA)

Agency Affiliated Counselor (AAC)

WEST VIRGINIA

Board of Examiners in Counseling
815 Quarrier Street, Suite 212
Charleston, WV 25301
304/558-5494
800/520-3852
304/558-5496 (fax)
counselingboard@msn.com
www.wvbec.org

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

WISCONSIN

Examining Board of Marriage & Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Social Workers
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708
608/266-2112
608/261-7083 (fax)
http://drl.wi.gov/board_detail.asp?boardid=32&locid=0

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Professional Counselor Trainee

WYOMING

Mental Health Professions Licensing Board
1800 Carey Avenue, 4th Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307/777-3628
307/777-3508 (fax)
WyoMHPLB@wyo.gov
http://plboards.state.wy.us/mentalhealth/index.asp

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Provisional Professional Counselor (PPC)

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