State Counselor Licensure

Review the counseling licensing requirements for each state:

  1. Professional Counseling Licensing Boards by State
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State Professional Counseling Licensing Boards

ALABAMA

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

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

ALASKA

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

ARIZONA

Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
3443 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1700
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-542-1882
[email protected]
http://azbbhe.us
Licensure:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)

ARKANSAS

Board of Examiners in Counseling
P.O. Box 70
Magnolia, AR 71754
870-901-7055
[email protected]
www.arkansas.gov/abec
Licensure:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)

CALIFORNIA

Board of Behavioral Sciences
1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite S-200
Sacramento, CA 95834
916-574-7830
[email protected]
www.bbs.ca.gov
Licensure:
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (PCCI)

COLORADO

Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-7766
[email protected]
www.dora.state.co.us/mental-health
Licensure:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

CONNECTICUT

Department of Public Health, Professional Counselor Licensure
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #12APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
860/509-7603
[email protected]
http://www.ct.gov/dph/
Licensure: 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
http://dpr.delaware.gov/
Licensure:
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
http://hpla.doh.dc.gov/hpla/site/default.asp
Licensure:
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
[email protected]
http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/
Licensure:
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
http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/counselors/
Licensure:
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
[email protected]
www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/programs/mental/
Licensure:
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
[email protected]
http://www.ibol.idaho.gov/
Licensure:
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
www.idfpr.com/dpr/who/prfcns.asp Licensure:
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
[email protected]
www.in.gov/pla/social.htm
Licensure:
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
http://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Behavioral-Science
Licensure:
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

KANSAS

Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
712 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603
785/296-3240
http://www.ksbsrb.org/
Licensure:
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
http://lpc.ky.gov
Licensure:
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
[email protected]
www.lpcboard.org
Licensure:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC)

MAINE

Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207/624-8674
http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing
Licensure: 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
http://dhmh.maryland.gov/bopc
Licensure:
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor
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.

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
www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/mh
Licensure: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

MICHIGAN

Board of Counseling
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
517/335-0918
[email protected]
www.michigan.gov/healthlicense
Licensure:
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
[email protected]
www.bbht.state.mn.us
Licensure:
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
www.lpc.state.ms.us
Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

MISSOURI

Committee for Professional Counselors
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573/751-0018
[email protected]
http://pr.mo.gov/counselors.asp
Licensure: 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
[email protected]
http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/swp_board/board_page.asp
Licensure: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

NEBRASKA

Board of Mental Health Practice
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509
402/471-2117
www.dhhs.ne.gov/crl/mhcs/mental/
Licensure:
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)

NEVADA

Board of Examiners for Marriage & Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 370130
Las Vegas, NV 89137-0130
702-486-7388
[email protected]
http://marriage.state.nv.us/
Licensure:
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
www.nh.gov/mhpb
Licensure: 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
http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/pc/Pages/default.aspx
Licensure: 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
[email protected]
www.rld.state.nm.us/counseling Licensure: 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.
Licensure: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

NEW YORK

State Board for Mental Health Practitioners
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234-1000
518/474-3817, x450
[email protected]
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/mhclic.htm
Licensure: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

NORTH CAROLINA

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 77819
Greensboro, NC 27417
844/622-3572 or 336/217-6007
[email protected]
http://www.ncblpc.org
Licensure:
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
[email protected]
www.ndbce.org
Licensure:
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
[email protected]
http://cswmft.ohio.gov
Licensure:
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
[email protected]
http://pcl.health.ok.gov
Licensure: 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
[email protected]
www.oregon.gov/oblpct
Licensure: 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
[email protected]
http://www.dos.pa.gov/social
Licensure: 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
Licensure: 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
www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/mf_counsel.php
Licensure: 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
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
[email protected]
www.cce-global.org
Licensure: 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
[email protected]
http://dhs.sd.gov/brd/counselor
Licensure:
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
http://health.state.tn.us/boards/PC_MFT&CPT/
Licensure: 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
[email protected]
www.dshs.state.tx.us/counselor Licensure: 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)
http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/professional_counseling.html
Licensure: 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
http://vtprofessionals.org
Licensure: Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

VIRGINIA

Board of Counseling
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
804/367-4610
[email protected]
www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling
Licensure: 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
[email protected]
http://www.doh.wa.gov/licensing/
Licensure:
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
[email protected]
www.wvbec.org
Licensure: 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
http://drl.wi.gov/board_detail.asp?boardid=32&locid=0
Licensure:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Professional Counselor Trainee

WYOMING

Mental Health Professions Licensing Board
1800 Carey Avenue, 4th Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307/777-3628
[email protected]
http://plboards.state.wy.us/mentalhealth/index.asp
Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Provisional Professional Counselor (PPC)


State School Counseling Licensing Boards

ALABAMA

Department of Education:
Teacher Education & Certification
PO Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36130(334) 353-8567
[email protected]
www.alsde.edu
School Counselor [P-12]

ALASKA

Department of Education and Early Development
Teacher Certification

801 W. 10th Street, Suite 200
PO Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811
(907) 465-2831
[email protected]
www.eed.state.ak.us
School Counselor [grade levels vary]

ARIZONA

Department of Education, Teacher Certification
PO Box 6490
Phoenix, AZ 85005(602) 542-4367
[email protected]
www.ade.az.gov/certification
Guidance Counselor [PreK-12]

ARKANSAS

Department of Education Professional Licensure
Arch Ford Education Bldg.4 State Capitol Mall,Room 106B
Little Rock, AR 72201(501) 682-4342
http://arkansased.org
School Counselor [P-8] [7-12] [P-12]

CALIFORNIA

Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capital Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 327-1461(888) 921-2682
[email protected]
www.ctc.ca.gov
School Counselor [PreK-12]

COLORADO

Department of Education, Educator Licensing
201 E. Colfax Avenue, Room 105
Denver, CO 80203-1799
(303) 866-6628
[email protected]
www.cde.state.co.us
School Counselor [Birth-21]

CONNECTICUT

Department of Education, Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
PO Box 150471, Room 243
Hartford, CT 06115-0471
(860) 713-6969
[email protected]
http://www.ct.gov/sde/cert
School Counselor [PreK-12]

DELAWARE

Department of Education Certification
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901-3639
(302) 735-4120
http://deeds.doe.k12.de.us
Elementary Counselor [1-6]Middle School Counselor [5-8] *must have either an Elementary or Secondary School Counselor Certificate
Secondary Counselor [9-12]

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Educator Licensure & Accreditation
810 First Street, NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002(202) 741-5881
[email protected]
www.osse.dc.gov
School Counselor [K-12]

FLORIDA

Department of Education
Bureau of Educator Certification

325 West Gaines Street
Turlington Bldg., Room 201
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850)245-9796 (800)445-6739
[email protected]
www.fldoe.org/edcert
School Counselor [PK-12]

GEORGIA

Professional Standards Commission
Two Peachtree Street,Suite 6000
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 232-2500(800) 869-7775
www.gapsc.com
School Counselor [P-12]

GUAM

Guam Public School System
PO Box DEHagåtña, GU 96932
(671) 475-0441
www.gdoe.net
Guidance Counselor [K-12]

HAWAII

Teacher Standards Board
650 Iwilei Road, #201
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 586-2600
[email protected]
www.htsb.org
School Counselor [K-6] [7-12] [K-12]

IDAHO

Department of Education
Teacher Certification

PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0027
(208) 332-6880
www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification
School Counselor [K-12]

ILLINOIS

State Board of Education Educator Certification
100 N. First Street, S-306
Springfield, IL 62777
(217) 557-6763
www.isbe.state.il.us/certification
School Counselor [K-12]

INDIANA

Department of Education
Educator Licensing & Development

151 W. Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-9010(866) 542-3672
[email protected]
www.doe.in.gov/educatorlicensing
School Counselor [P-12]

IOWA

Board of Educational Examiners
Grimes Building, 3rd Floor
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-3245
www.boee.iowa.gov
Elementary School Counselor
[K-8]Secondary School Counselor [5-12]

KANSAS

Department of Education
Teacher Education and Licensure

120 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182
(785) 291-3678
www.ksde.org/
School Counselor [PreK-12]

KENTUCKY

Education Professional Standards Board
Division of Certification

100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4606(888) 598-7667
[email protected]
www.kyepsb.net
Guidance Counselor [PreK-12]

LOUISIANA

Department of Education
Division of Certification, Preparation, & Recruitment

PO Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
(225) 342-3490(877) 453-2721
www.teachlouisiana.net
School Counselor [K-12]

MAINE

Department of Education
Certification Office

23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 624-6603
[email protected]
http://maine.gov/education/cert/
School Guidance Counselor [K-12]

MARYLAND

Department of Education Certification
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-0412(866) 772-8922 (toll-free)(410) 333-6442 TTY/TDD
http://www.mdcert.org
Guidance Counselor [PreK-12]

MASSACHUSETTS

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Educator Licensure

75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 338-6600
www.doe.mass.edu/educators
School Guidance Counselor [PreK-8] [5-12]

MICHIGAN

Department of Education
Office of Professional Preparation Services

PO Box 30008Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-3310
www.michigan.gov/mde
School Counselor [K-8] [6-12] [K-12]

MINNESOTA

Department of Education
Educator Licensing

1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 582-8691(651) 582-8201 TTY
[email protected]
www.education.state.mn.us
School Counselor [K-12]

MISSISSIPPI

Department of Education
Office of Educator Licensure

PO Box 771Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 359-3483
www.mde.k12.ms.us
Guidance Counselor [K-12]

MISSOURI

Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Educator Certification

205 Jefferson Street
PO Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-0051
[email protected]
http://dese.mo.gov
School Counselor [K-8] [7-12]

MONTANA

Office of Public Instruction
Educator Licensure

PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501
(406) 444-3150
[email protected]
www.opi.mt.gov/cert
School Counselor [K-12]

NEBRASKA

Department of Education
Teacher Certification

301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
(402) 471-0739
[email protected]
www.education.ne.gov/tcert
School Guidance Counselor [K-6] [4-9] [7-12] [K-12]

NEVADA

Department of Education
Teacher Licensure

Southern Office
9890 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 231, Room 234
Las Vegas, NV 89183
(702) 486-6458
[email protected]
Northern Office
700 East Fifth Street, Suite 105
Carson City, NV 89701(775) 687-9115
http://nvteachers.doe.nv.gov
School Counselor [K-12]

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Department of Education
Bureau of Credentialing

101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3494
www.education.nh.gov
School Guidance Counselor [K-12]

NEW JERSEY

Department of Education
Office of Licensure & Credentials

PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
(609) 292-2070
www.nj.gov/education/educators/license
School Counselor [P-12]

NEW MEXICO

Public Education Department
Professional Licensure Bureau

Education Building
300 Don Gaspar Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-5821
[email protected]
www.ped.state.nm.us/licensure
School Counselor [PreK-12]

NEW YORK

State Education Department
Office of Teaching Initiatives Certification

Education Building, 5N89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-3901(800) 855-2880 TTY
www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert
School Counselor [PreK-12]

NORTH CAROLINA

Department of Public Instruction Licensure Section
6365 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-6365
(919) 807-3310 (outside NC)(800) 577-7994 (in-state)
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/licensure
School Counselor [K-12]

NORTH DAKOTA

Department of Public Instruction
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Department 201
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
(701) 328-4571
http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/approve/
School Counselor [PreK-12]

OHIO

Department of Education Educator Licensure
25 S. Front Street, MS 105
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-3593
[email protected]
http://education.ohio.gov
School Counselor [K-12]

OKLAHOMA

Department of Education Professional Standards Teacher Certification
2500 N. Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3337
www.sde.state.ok.us
Elementary Counselor [K-8] Secondary Counselor [9-12] School Counselor [PK-12]

OREGON

Teaching Standards and Practices Commission
465 Commercial St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 378-3586
www.tspc.state.or.us
School Counselor [grade levels vary]

PENNSYLVANIA

Department of Education Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
(717) 787-3356
www.education.state.pa.us
Elementary School Counselor [K-6] Secondary School Counselor [7-12]

PUERTO RICO

Department of Educationhttp://www.de.gobierno.pr/
School Guidance Counselor [PK-12] **All school guidance counselors must first be licensed in Puerto Rico as aLicensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
PR Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
(787) 765-2929
www.salud.gov.pr

RHODE ISLAND

Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Educator Quality & Certification

255 Westminister Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-4600, ext. 2003
[email protected]
www.ride.ri.gov
School Counselor [PK-12]

SOUTH CAROLINA

Department of Education
Educator Certification

Landmark II Building
3700 Forest Drive, Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 734-8466(877) 885-5280 (in-state toll-free)
[email protected]
www.scteachers.org/cert
Guidance Counselor [grade levels vary]

SOUTH DAKOTA

Department of Education Accreditation & Teacher Quality Teacher Certification
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501(605) 773-3553
[email protected]
http://doe.sd.gov/
School Counselor [P-12]

TENNESSEE

Department of Education Teacher Licensing
Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Pkwy.,4th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532-4885
[email protected]
www.tn.gov/education/lic
School Counselor [PreK-12]

TEXAS

Texas Education Agency Educator Certification, Standards, & Investigations
1701 North Congress Ave.,WBT 5-100
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 936-8400(888) 863-5880
www.tea.state.tx.us
School Counselor [EC-12]

UTAH

Office of Education Teaching & Learning
250 E. 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
(801) 538-7740
www.schools.utah.gov/cert/
School Counselor [K-12]

VERMONT

Department of Education Educator Licensing
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
(802) 828-2445
[email protected]te.vt.us
www.education.vermont.gov
School Counselor [PreK-12]

VIRGINIA

Department of Education Teacher Education and Licensure
James Monroe Building
PO Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
(804) 225-2022
[email protected]
www.doe.virginia.gov
School Counselor [PreK-12]

VIRGIN ISLANDS

Department of Education(St. Thomas location)
PO Box 11900
Dronningens Grade Nos. 60B, 61, and 62St.
Thomas, VI 00801
(340) 774-4546
Department of Education (St. Croix location)
Sunny Isles Professional Building, Suite 1St.
Croix, VI 00820
(340) 772-4144
[email protected]
www.teachusvi.net
School Counselor [K-12]

WASHINGTON

Professional Education & Certification
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
(360) 725-6400(360) 664-3631 (TTY)
[email protected]
www.k12.wa.us/certification
School Counselor [P-12]

WEST VIRGINIA

Department of Education
Office of Professional Preparation

Building 6, Room 2521900
Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 558-7010(800) 982-2378
http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification
School Counselor [PreK-Adult]

WISCONSIN

Department of Public Instruction
Teacher Education, Professional Development & Licensing

125 S. Webster Street
Madison, WI 53707-7841
(608) 266-1028(608) 264-9541 (TTY/TDD)(800) 266-1027 (voicemail)
[email protected]
http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl
School Guidance Counselor [K-12]

WYOMING

Professional Teaching Standards Board
1920 Thomes Avenue, Suite 400
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6261(800) 675-6893
http://ptsb.state.wy.us
School Counselor [K-6] [7-12] [K-12]


Professional Counseling Associations and Organizations

American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB)
5999 Stevenson Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22304
Phone: (703) 212-2239
Fax: (703) 212-4884 www.aascb.org

American Counseling Association (ACA)
5999 Stevenson Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22304
Phone: (800) 347-6647
TDD: (703) 823-6862 www.counseling.org

Regional Accrediting Associations

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 www.msche.org
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433 www.neasc.org
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
The Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602 www.northcentralassociation.org
Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities (NWCCU)
8060 165th Ave, NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052 www.nwccu.org
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097 www.sacs.org
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) www.wascweb.org
American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Trust Territory of the Pacific

Professional Accrediting Organizations

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 535-5990
Email: [email protected]
www.cacrep.org

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: ( 202) 955-6126
Fax: (202) 955-6129
Email: [email protected]
http://chea.org

Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
300 N. Martingale Rd., Suite 460
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 944-1345 www.core-rehab.org

National Certification Organizations

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
3 Terrace Way
Greensboro, NC 27403-3660
Phone: (336) 547-0607
Fax: (336) 547-0017 www.nbcc.org

Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)
1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 944-1325 www.crccertification.com

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