The Board of Examiners in Counseling exists in order to ensure that the practice of counseling and marriage and family therapy contributes to the general welfare and public interest of the state and its citizens. The Board authorizes and qualifies practitioners by establishing standards for the education, training, and character of Licensed Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. In addition, the Board establishes regulations, conducts hearings, and initiates other actions that govern the issuing, denial, exemption, and revocation of licenses to counseling and therapy practitioners.
Please note, the new requirement for completing 2 hrs. of CE specific to the common mental health needs of veterans and their families will not begin until after July 1, 2017. More information will be provided prior to the effective date.
If there are any changes to licensee's or applicant's email address or other contact information, including employment information, please complete and forward the 'Update Form' located on our website at the 'Change Address/Name' tab. Please mail your completed form to the board address. Thank you.
Please allow up to 5-7 business days for a response to all board correspondences. We thank you in advance for your patience.
Please check back periodically for important notices and updates.
Last updated 7.25.16
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