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.
UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION: Per Board rules:
A licensee shall notify the Board within thirty (30) days of any change of his or her legal name, primary address, telephone number, email address or similar change of location or status, on a form provided by the board and available on the board’s website.
Therefore, if there are any changes to the licensee's or applicant's email address or other contact information, including employment information, the licensee shall complete and forward the 'Update Form' located on our website at the 'Update Contact Information Form' tab. Please mail your completed form to the board address or fax to 304-558-5496. Per Board Rules, this shall be submitted within 30 days of any change to your information.
Important reminder regarding the "Annual" license renewal, and the reporting of completed continuing education: Effective July 1, 2017, all licensees shall renew his/her license annually, on or before June 30, and shall be subject to the annual license renewal fee of $145.00. Annual license renewal includes the submission of a 2 page renewal application and the payment of the annual renewal fee. The reporting of completed continuing education remains on the same two year cycle, therefore, every odd numbererd renewal year (2017, 2019, 2021, 2023, etc.) the LPC shall include, with their 2 page renewal application and annual renewal fee, their completed Continuing Education. Please see Series 3, LPC License Renewal and CE rules for more information.
The 2019 "Annual" License Renewal for the LMFT will include the submission of the 2 page license renewal application and the annual license renewal fee of $145.
Important reminder regarding the "Annual" license renewal and the reporting of completed continuing education: While all licensees shall submit the 2 page license renewal application and fee on an annual basis, the reporting of completed Continuing Education remains on the same two year cycle, in which the LMFT shall submit their completed continuing education with the 6/30/2020 Annual LMFT license renewal materials.
The LMFT is encouraged to track and record completed continuing education on the LMFT CE Recording Form. Please click the title to download the form.