Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

Offered By: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Academic Unit Description

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) counseling academic unit consists of the clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) and school counseling (SC) programs and articulates its purpose through an overarching mission statement that focuses on best practices to equip counselors in training as change agents in a global society.

The mission of the counseling academic unit is to prepare counselors-in-training with the knowledge, skills and dispositional values to become competent global counselors and leaders.

Program Mission

Clinical mental health counseling mission statement:

The mission of the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is to cultivate ethical, professional counselors to effectively assess, diagnose, treat and empower culturally diverse populations. This program fosters faith and learning throughout the curriculum to integrate models of human growth and development and evidence-based practices. Graduate students gain comprehensive knowledge and insight to become competent global professional counselors and leaders.

Objectives

Clinical mental health counseling program objectives include:

  • Counselor Identity and Ethics: Develop best practices and counselor identity as informed by ethical and professional standards and GCU dispositional values
  • Diversity and Advocacy: Gain opportunities to practice ethically as advocates for social justice through exposure to multicultural counseling theories and experiential exercises that promote awareness of cultural bias and diverse worldviews
  • Human Growth and Development: Acquire knowledge and skills to meet the diverse needs of individuals in the context of human growth and development
  • Counseling and Helping Relationships: Cultivate counseling and helping skills by integrating counseling theories and research, engaging in community collaboration and outreach and developing skills to apply in professional and therapeutic relationships
  • Group Counseling and Group Work: Integrate theoretical foundations and consider dynamics and therapeutic factors to gain knowledge of theories, develop techniques, promote leadership skills and facilitate the therapeutic group process for diverse clients
  • Research and Program Evaluation: Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to identify, evaluate and utilize research to inform best practices in counseling
  • Career Development: Attain the knowledge that prepares them to demonstrate skills in vocational counseling and the relationship between roles in career, life, school and mental health
  • Assessment and Testing: Demonstrate and apply skills that adequately and consistently use assessments for diagnostic and intervention planning purposes
  • Specialty Area for CMHC: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in conducting intake interviews, mental status exam, biopsychosocial history, mental health history, psychological assessment for treatment planning and caseload management, contextual factors and competence in clinical mental health fieldwork

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Domains

  1. Professional Counseling Models and Practice -
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the major counseling theories and principles. [CACREP 2.F.4.a, 2.F.4.b, 2.F.4.c, 2.F.4.d, 2.F.4.e, 2.F.4.f, 2.F.4.g, 2.F.4.h, 2.F.4.i, 2.F.4.j,2.F.5.a] (MC5)
    • Analyze independent and collaborative roles of the professional counselor. [CACREP 2.F.1.b, 2.F.6.a, 2.F.6.b, 2.F.6.c., 2.F.6.d, 2.F.6.e] (MC4)
    • Demonstrate knowledge of requirements for licensure and certification for the practice of professional counseling. [CACREP 2.F.1.f, 2.F.1.g]
    • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in working with unique counseling populations. [CACREP 2.F.2.a, 2.F.2.b, 2.F.2.c, 2.F.2.d, 2.F.2.e, 2.F.2.f, 2.F.2.g, 2.F.2.h, 2.F.4.a, 2.F.4.b, 2.F.4.c, 2.F.4.d, 2.F.4.e, 2.F.4.f, 2.F.4.g, 2.F.4.h, 2.F.4.i, 2.F.4.j]
    • Assess a client and provide a justifiable diagnosis. [CACREP 2.F.5.j, 2.F.7.a, 2.F.7.b, 2.F.7.c, 2.F.7.d, 2.F.7.e, 2.F.7.f, 2.F.7.g, 2.F.7.h, 2.F.7.i, 2.F.7.j, 2.F.7.k, 2.F.7.l, 2.F.7.m, 5.C.2.b, 5.C.2.d]
    • Identify an appropriate testing tool, explain how to administer the test, and interpret test results. [CACREP 2.F.7.a, 2.F.7.b, 2.F.7.e, 2.F.7.f, 2.F.7.g, 2.F.7.h, 2.F.7.i, 2.F.7.l, 2.F.7.m] (MC1, MC2)
  2. Ethics -
    • Evaluate elements of counselor-client relationships within the practice of professional counseling, focusing on professional ethical standards. [CACREP 2.F.5.d] (MC3, MC5)
    • Examine legal and professional ethical standards of professional counseling. [CACREP 2.F.1.i] (MC5)
    • Analyze ethical issues in the practice of professional counseling. [CACREP 2.F.1.i, 2.F.6.g] (MC5)
  3. Social and Cultural Foundations -
    • Explain issues and trends in a multicultural and diverse society in the practice of professional counseling. [CACREP 2.F.2.b, 2.F.2.c, 2.F.2.e, 2.F.2.f, 2.F.2.g] (MC3, MC5)
    • Evaluate the importance of social and cultural competence in providing counseling services to diverse populations. [CACREP 2.F.2.b, 2.F.2.c, 2.F.2.d, 2.F.2.e, 2.F.2.f, 2.F.2.g, 2.F.6.f, 2.F.6.h] (MC3, MC5)
    • Assess their own social and cultural awareness, attitudes, and biases. (MC2)
    • Demonstrate understanding of human growth and development and how they impact counseling efforts. [CACREP 2.F.3.a, 2.F.3.b, 2.F.3.c, 2.F.3.d, 2.F.3.e, 2.F.3.f, 2.F.3.g, 2.F.3.h, 2.F.3.i] (MC3)
  4. Research -
    • Assess valid and reliable research to answer questions for an identified problem, concern, or professional counseling intervention. [CACREP 2.F.8.b, 2.F.8.c, 2.F.8.d, 2.F.8.e, 2.F.8.f, 2.F.8.g, 2.F.8.h, 2.F.8.i, 2.F.8.j] (MC2)
    • Utilize research to guide decision-making processes. [CACREP 2.F.8.a, 2.F.8.b, 2.F.8.c, 2.F.8.e, 2.F.8.f, 2.F.8.g, 2.F.8.h, 2.F.8.i, 2.F.8.j] (MC2)
  5. Professional Growth and Development in Professional Counseling -
    • Differentiate between tiered levels of licensure or certification for professional counselors. [CACREP 2.F.1.g]
    • Recognize the importance of establishing and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries. [CACREP 2.F.1.l] (MC4)
  6. Marriage and Family Therapy -
    • Discuss how the perceptions of families have changed over time. [CACREP 5.F.1.a]
    • Apply counseling theories to the treatment of couples and families. [CACREP 5.F.1.b, 5.F.1.c, 5.F.1.d]
    • Determine how a person’s family of origin affects future relationships. [CACREP 5.F.1.d]
    • Analyze the influence of substance use and addictive disorders on couples and families. [CACREP 5.F.2.c, 5.F.2.d, 5.F.2.h]

Disclosure Categories Related to Professional Licensure

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

for residents of AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY,

Alabama

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC) license from Alabama. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/11/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. However, applicants for associate licensed counselor must furnish to the Board a plan for supervision by a Supervising Counselor. The Board requires 3,000 hours of supervised experience in professional counseling acceptable to the board for full Professional Counselor licensure in this location. An applicant may subtract 1,000 hours of the required professional experience for every 15 graduate semester hours obtained beyond the master’s degree, provided that those hours are clearly related to the field of professional counseling and are acceptable to the board. In no case may the applicant have less than 1,000 hours of the required professional supervised experience.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling does not require completion of an exam for this license in this location. However, applicants for associate licensed counselor may opt for examination at the completion of their educational requirement or they may defer examination until completion of the experience requirement. The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC is required for full Professional Counselor licensure in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling
2777 Zelda Road
Montgomery, AL, 36106
334-420-7229
https://abec.alabama.gov/contact.aspx

Alaska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license from Alaska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/04/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Alaska Board of Professional Counselors requires 3,000 hours of supervised experience over a period of at least 2 years under the supervision of a supervisor with at least 1,000 hours of direct counseling with individuals, couples, families or groups and at least 100 hours of face-to-face supervision unless the Board approves supervision by telephonic or electronic means due to remote location of counselor for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) -- NBCC OR the National Counselor Examination (NCE) -- NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Alaska Board of Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK, 99811-0806
907-465-2550
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/ProfessionalCounselors.aspx

American Samoa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a license/certificate from American Samoa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/23/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in American Samoa. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

American Samoa Department of Human and Social Services
http://dhss.as/

Arizona

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) license from Arizona. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/20/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Agency Approval Granted

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master of Science in Professional Counseling and Master of Science in Christian Counseling are approved by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as being consistent with the curriculum requirements for LAC or LPC licensure.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners does not require post-graduation hours for Associate Counselor licensure. However, the board does require at least 3,200 hours of supervised work experience in the practice of professional counseling in no less than 24 months for full licensure as a professional counselor.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) -- NBCC OR the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) -- NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
1740 West Adams St, #3600
Phoenix, AZ, 85007
602-251-8548
http://www.azbbhe.us/

Arkansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) license from Arkansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/07/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy requires 1 graduate credit hour of Technology Assisted Counseling for this license in this location. Please be aware that this content is not included in this program. Students will not be eligible for licensure in Arkansas without taking additional content in this area. Students seeking licensure may take a Technology Assisted Counseling course in addition to this program to acquire this content. For more information, students should speak with a Field Experience Counselor and with the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy (https://abec.statesolutions.us/).

In addition, please note that the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy requires all graduate course hours used in the application for any license issued to have a “B-“ grade or above.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling does not require post-graduation work requirements for this license in this location. However, Licensed Associate Counselors must arrange supervision with a Board-approved LAC supervisor and have the agreement for supervision approved by the Board prior to issuance of the Associate Counselor license in order to obtain the 3000 clock hours (three years) of supervised full-time experience required for full Licensed Professional Counselor licensure.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) -- NBCC and the AR Jurisprudence Exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy
101 E. Capitol
Suite 202
Little Rock, AR, 72201
(501) 683-5800
https://abec.statesolutions.us/

California

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) license from California. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/10/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences requires a 12 clock hour California Law and Ethics course in order to qualify for this license in this location. Please be aware that this content is not included in this program. Students will not be eligible for Associate Professional Clinical Counselor registration in California without taking additional coursework in this area. Students seeking Associate Professional Clinical Counselor registration must take the required course from a school that holds a regional or national institutional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, a school approved by the California BPPE, or an acceptable continuing education (CE) provider. For more information, students should speak with a Field Experience Counselor and with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (http://www.bbs.ca.gov).


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences requires all applicants to have an active associate registration with the board in order to gain post-degree hours of supervised experience. The CABBS requires 3,000 post degree hours of supervised clinical mental health experience related to the practice of professional clinical counseling performed over a period of not less than two years for full Professional Clinical Counselor licensure.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) - NBCC exam and a California law and Ethics exam are required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

California Board of Behavioral Sciences
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite S-200
Sacramento, CA, 95834
916-574-7830
http://www.bbs.ca.gov

Colorado

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) license from Colorado. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/15/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Colorado State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. However, the Board requires two (2) years of post-master's practice in psychotherapy or professional counseling that includes at least 2,000 hours of psychotherapy obtained over a minimum of twenty-four (24) months for full Professional Counselor licensure.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

There are no exam requirements for this license in this location. However, the successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC AND a Jurisprudence Exam is required for full Professional Counselor licensure in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Colorado State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO, 80202-5146
303-894-7800
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Professional_Counselor

Connecticut

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license from Connecticut. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/21/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Connecticut Department of Health requires three thousand hours of postgraduate experience under professional supervision, including a minimum of one hundred hours of direct professional supervision, in the practice of professional counseling, performed over a period of not less than two years for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) exam OR the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Connecticut Department of Health
410 Capital Avenue, MS #12APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT, 06134-0308
860-509-8000
https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing--Investigations/Professional-Counselor

Delaware

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Associate Counselor of Mental Health (LACMH) license from Delaware. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/20/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Delaware Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. However, applicants must submit a written plan for acquiring the LPCMH experience requirements. The plan must be signed by the applicant’s proposed supervisor and supervisors must be acceptable to the Board. Please note, the Board requires completion of 3,200 hours mental health counseling services as a LACMH over a period of no less than two (2) but no more than four (4) consecutive years for full LCMH licensure if you do not have 30 post-Masters credit hours in the counseling field.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination (NCE) -- NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Delaware Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health
861 Silver Lake Blvd
Canon Building, Suite 203
Dover, DE, 19904
302-744-4500
http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/profcounselors/

District of Columbia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) license from District of Columbia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/13/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The D.C. Department of Health Board of Professional Counseling does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. However, a minimum of three thousand five hundred (3,500) hours of professional counseling performed over a period of not less than two (2) years and not more than five (5) years IS REQUIRED for full Professional Counselor licensure in this state. If an applicant for licensure as a professional counselor does not meet the 3,500 hours of post-Master's or postdoctoral experience requirement and the applicant elects to complete his or her supervised practice requirements in the District of Columbia, the applicant shall first obtain licensure as a graduate professional counselor or its equivalent and work under the immediate and direct supervision of a professional counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, or independent social worker, who is licensed in the District of Columbia under the Act.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

D.C. Department of Health - Board of Professional Counseling
899 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20002
202-724-8872
https://dchealth.dc.gov/service/professional-counseling-licensing

Federated States of Micronesia

Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Federated States of Micronesia. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.

Florida

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Intern (LMHC Intern) license from Florida. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/16/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

There are no additional training requirements for Mental Health Counselor Intern licensure in this state. However, the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health requires an 8-hour laws and rules course and a 3-hour human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome course from a board approved provider listed on CE Broker in order to qualify for the full Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) credential. In addition, a 2-hour domestic violence course from a board approved provider listed on CE Broker within six months of licensure is required. Please be aware that these content specific credit hours are not included in this program. Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire these credit hours outside of this program. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor and with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health (http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/).


Accreditation Requirements

Effective July 1, 2025, the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling requires applicants seeking licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) to have completed a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited degree program of 60-semester hours to qualify for licensure. As this program is not accredited by CACREP, students applying for licensure on or after July 1, 2025 will not be eligible for licensure as an LMHC in Florida.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

There are no post-graduation work requirements for this license in this location. However, the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling requires two (2) years of post-master’s supervised experience under the supervision of a Board approved qualified supervisor for full Mental Health Counselor licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

There is no exam requirement for this license in this location. However, the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling requires the successful completion of the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) - NBCC exam for full Mental Health Counselor licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Bin C-08
Tallahassee, FL, 32399-3258
850-245-4444
http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/

Georgia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Associate Licensed Professional Counselor (ALPC) license from Georgia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/22/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. However, Associate Professional Counselor licensure applicants should register a contract for obtaining postmaster's directed experience under supervision with their application. Although post-graduation hours are not required for Associate Professional Counselor licensure, full Professional Counselor licensure requires a minimum of three years of post-master's directed experience under supervision in the practice of Professional Counseling in a work setting acceptable to the Board and a supervised counseling practicum or internship of at least 600 hours which was part of the graduate degree program.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

An applicant who has met the education and training requirements for licensure must file an application for licensure by examination for approval by the Board. Once approved by the Board, the applicant may take the examination required for that specialty. All applicants are required to take and pass either the National Counselor Examination (NCE) OR theNational Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) offered by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA, 31217-3858
(478) 207-2440
http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43

Guam, US Territory

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license from Guam, US Territory. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/27/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners requires 3 clock hours of Culturally Competent Counseling Practices with Micronesian Communities in Guam and 1 clock hour of Mandated Reporting in order to qualify for Professional Counselor licensure. Please be aware that this content is not included in this program. Students will not be eligible for licensure in Guam without taking additional coursework in this area. For more information, students should speak with a Field Experience Counselor and with the The Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners (http://dphss.guam.gov/guam-board-of-allied-health-examiners/).


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners requires a minimum of three thousand hours of documented post-graduate clinical experience and one hundred hours of supervision by a licensed Individual for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) which has been conducted in a manner approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

The Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners
194 Hernan Cortez Ave
Terlaje Professional Bldg, Ste 213
Hagatna, GU, 96910
(671) 735-7407

Hawaii

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Mental Health Counselor (MHC) license from Hawaii. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/04/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs Professional and Vocational Licensing requires not less than 3,000 hours of post-graduate experience in the practice of mental health counseling with 100 hours of face-to-face clinical supervision that shall be completed in no less than 2 years and in no more than 4 years for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) -- NBCC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs - Professional and Vocational Licensing
335 Merchant Street
Honolulu, HI, 96801
808-586-2697
http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/contact/

Idaho

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license from Idaho. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/09/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Idaho to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists requires one thousand (1,000) hours of supervised experience in counseling acceptable to the Board for this license in this location. Please note, supervised experience in practica and/or internships taken at the graduate level may be utilized.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) -- NBCC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID, 83702
208-334-3233
http://www.ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=COU

Illinois

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license from Illinois. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/23/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Residency Requirements

Per the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (Counseling), applicants for Professional Counselor licensure must complete a one year residence. Residence requires interaction with faculty and other matriculated students. One year's residence is defined as 24 semester hours taken on a full-time or part-time basis at the institution accumulated within the time frame and course of study of the program. This program does not meet this requirement and students cannot apply for licensure as a Professional Counselor after completing this program.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. However, the Board does require the academic program to contain a one year residence. Residence requires interaction with faculty and other matriculated students. One year's residence is defined as 24 semester hours taken on a full-time or part-time basis at the institution accumulated within the time frame and course of study of the program.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) -- NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (Counseling)
320 W Washington St 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL, 62786-0002
(888) 473-4858
https://www.idfpr.com/profs/ProfCounselor.asp

Indiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) license from Indiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/30/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board requires content coursework in Contextual Dimensions of Mental Health Counseling for this license in this location. Please be aware that this content is not included in this program. Students will not be eligible for licensure in Indiana without taking additional content in this area. Students seeking licensure may take a Contextual Dimensions of Mental Health Counseling course in addition to this program to acquire this content. For more information, students should speak with a Field Experience Counselor and with the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board (http://www.in.gov/pla/3032.htm).


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. However, the Board requires at least three thousand (3,000) hours of post-graduate clinical experience over a two (2) year period for full Mental Health Counselor licensure.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination (NCE) - NBCC exam AND a jurisprudence exam are required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
402 W Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN, 46204-2296
317-234-2064
http://www.in.gov/pla/social.htm

Iowa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Mental Health Counselor (MHC) license from Iowa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/17/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Iowa Board of Behavioral Science requires at least 3,000 hours of mental health counseling post-graduate work experience hours that shall include at least 1,500 hours of direct client contact and 200 hours of clinical supervision for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC OR National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination (NCMHCE) - NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Iowa Board of Behavioral Science
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA, 50319
515-281-4422
http://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Behavioral-Science

Kansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license from Kansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/09/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Residency Requirements

The Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board requires at least 30 graduate semester credit hours of coursework to be completed “in residence” at one institution. This program does not meet this requirement and students cannot apply for licensure as a Professional Counselor after completing this program.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
700 SW Harrison St, Suite 420
Topeka, KS, 66603-3817
785-296-3240
http://ksbsrb.ks.gov/

Kentucky

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) license from Kentucky. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/02/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

The Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors requires that applicants seeking licensure as a professional counselor provide evidence of completion of a program that accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This program is not CACREP accredited. Therefore, graduates from this program will not meet the educational requirements for licensure as professional counselor associate in Kentucky.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. However, the Board does require 4,000 hours of experience in the practice of counseling under approved supervision for full Professional Clinical Counselor licensure in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of an exam is not required for this license in this location. However, the successful completion of the the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) - NBCC is required for full Professional Clinical Counselor licensure in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
911 Leawood Drive
Frankfort, KY, 40601
502-564-3296, ext. 227
http://lpc.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Louisiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) license from Louisiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/02/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. However, the Board requires a minimum of 3,000 hours of post-graduate supervised experience in professional mental health counseling over a period of no less than two years and not more than six years for full Professional Counselor licensure. Applicants for provisional licensure should obtain a board-approved supervisor and a board-approved practice setting.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners does not require successful completion of an exam for this license in this location. However, to move from the PLPC to the LPC, the successful completion of the National Counselor Exam (NCE) OR the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHCE) is required.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners
11410 Lake Sherwood Ave
North Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA, 70816
http://www.lpcboard.org/

Maine

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) license from Maine. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/28/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Maine Board of Counseling Professionals requires 3000 hours of supervised clinical counseling experience over a period of not less than 2 years following attainment of the qualifying degree including a minimum of 1500 direct clinical contact hours with individuals and groups, and a minimum of 100 hours of clinical supervision for this license in this location. Please note, an applicant who completed an internship consisting of only 600 clock hours of supervised clinical counseling experience, must complete 4000 hours of supervised clinical counseling experience over a period of not less than 2 years following attainment of the qualifying degree including a minimum of 2000 direct clinical contact hours with individuals and groups, and a minimum of 150 hours of clinical supervision for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC is required for either conditional or full nonclinical licensure in this location. The successful completion of the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) -- NBCC is required for full clinical licensure in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Maine Board of Counseling Professionals
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME, 04333-0035
207-624-8674
http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/counselors/index.html

Marshall Islands

Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/28/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Marshall Islands. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.

Maryland

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) license from Maryland. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/26/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists does not require post-graduation work requirements for this license in this location. However, the Board requires not less than 3 years, with a minimum of 3,000 hours, of supervised experience in counseling approved by the Board, 2 years of which shall have been completed after the award of the master’s degree for full Professional Counselor licensure in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC exam AND the Maryland Law Assessment are required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
4201 Patterson Avenue, Suite 316
Baltimore, MD, 21215-2299
410-764-4732
https://health.maryland.gov/bopc/Pages/index.aspx

Massachusetts

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Mental Health Counselor (MHC) license from Massachusetts. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/06/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Service Professionals requires a minimum of two years of full-time or 3,360 total hours of post-graduation supervised clinical field experience which includes 960 direct client contact experience hours for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) from the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services
Donovan Health Building
5 Randolph Street
Canton, MA, 02021
(781) 774-6627
http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/mh/

Michigan

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Counselor (Full/Limited) (LPC) license from Michigan. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/08/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs requires 3,000 hours of post-degree counseling experience in not less than a two-year period for full licensure in this location. However, without post-degree counseling experience, an individual has to apply for the Limited Licensed Professional Counselor credential in this location to gain the required post-degree counseling experience hours.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
PO Box 30670
611 W. Ottawa St.
Lansing, MI, 48909
517-335-0918
http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_28150_27529_27536---,00.html

Minnesota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license from Minnesota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/14/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy requires 2,000 hours of post-degree supervised professional practice for this license in this location. An applicant must submit to the Board a plan for supervision during the first 2,000 hours of professional practice or submit proof of supervised professional practice that is acceptable to the Board.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
2829 University Ave SE, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN, 55414-3293
603-271-6762
http://www.bbht.state.mn.us/

Mississippi

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional-Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) license from Mississippi. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/03/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. However, the Board requires an agreement and contract between the applicant and an LPC-S and the Declaration of Practice to be submitted as part of the online application process for this license in this location. Please note, the Board requires a total of three thousand (3,000) supervised hours in not less than eighteen (18) months of counseling in a clinical setting for full Professional Counselor licensure in this location. Beginning October 1, 2018, if you are not a P-LPC, then you will not be allowed to accrue hours toward licensure. No exceptions will be allowed by the Board.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination (NCE) -- NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors
239 North Lamar Street
Suite 402
Jackson, MS, 39201
601-359-1010
https://www.lpc.ms.gov/secure/index.asp

Missouri

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) license from Missouri. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/19/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Residency Requirements

Per The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors, course work offered primarily via correspondence course, Internet, electronic mail, audio or video, or any format that does not allow the participants to interact verbally and visually does not meet the educational requirements for licensure unless the program is in mental health counseling and CACREP accredited or rehab counseling and CORE accredited. Since this program is offered in the online format, this program does not meet these requirements and students cannot apply for licensure after completing this program but can take the program for general interest.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. However, the Board requires a minimum of three thousand (3,000) total hours AND 24 months of supervised counseling experience for full Professional Counselor licensure in this location. An applicant for provisional licensure must register supervision with the Board.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors
3605 Missouri Blvd
Jefferson, MO, 65102
(573) 751-0018
http://pr.mo.gov/counselors.asp

Montana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Candidate (LCPCC) license from Montana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/25/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

As of the most recent review, there are no identified post-graduation work requirements for this license in this location. However, the Montana Board of Behavioral Health requires 3,000 hours of supervised work experience for full Clinical Professional Counselor licensure in this location. Up to 1500 of the 3000 hours required may be obtained pre-degree under the academic requirements of the degree program.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

As of the most recent review, there are no identified exam requirements for this license in this location. However, the successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC is required for full Clinical Professional Counselor licensure in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Montana Board of Behavioral Health
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT, 59620-0513
406-841-2392
http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/bbh

Nebraska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) license from Nebraska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/10/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. However, the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services does require 3,000 hour of supervised experience in mental health practice in Nebraska in order to qualify for full mental health practitioner licensure. A person who needs to obtain the required 3,000 hours of supervised experience in mental health practice in Nebraska in order to qualify for a mental health practitioner license must obtain a provisional mental health before beginning his/her supervised experience. Any hours earned in Nebraska prior to the receipt of the provisional license may not be considered for a license as a mental health practitioner.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of an exam is not required for this license in this location. However, the successful completion of the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) - NBCC or the National Counselor Examination (NCE) - NBCC is required for full licensure to practice mental health in professional counseling.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE, 68509-4986
402-471-2117
https://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Mental-Health-and-Social-Work-Practice.aspx

Nevada

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Clinical Professional Counselor Intern (CPCI) license from Nevada. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/05/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors requires one course in grief and loss and one course in family systems to qualify for licensure as a Clinical Professional Counselor Intern. Please be aware that these courses are not currently required to successfully complete this degree program. Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire these extra courses. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor and with the Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors (http://marriage.state.nv.us/licensing.htm).


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors does not require work experience for this license in this location. However, an intern licensure applicant must secure a primary and secondary supervisor and submit contracts with both supervisors to the Board as part of the intern licensure process. Once an intern license application is processed, an applicant will receive written correspondence via email of a list of Board Approved Supervisors at that time. The Board requires at least 2 years of postgraduate experience practicing professional counseling of at least 3,000 hours of supervised experience in professional counseling for full Clinical Professional Counselor licensure.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors does not require the completion of an exam for this license in this location. However, the successful completion of the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) - NBCC exam is required for full Clinical Professional Counselor licensure. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Interns are eligible to sit for the National NCMHCE exam after passing the academic review of the Board assuring all academic requirements have been met and before the expiration of the licensed internship.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nevada Board of Examiners for MFT and Clinical Professional Counselors
7324 West Cheyenne Suite #10
Las Vegas, NV, 89129
702-486-7388
http://marriage.nv.gov/

New Hampshire

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) license from New Hampshire. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/21/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice requires at least 2 years (3,000 clock hours) of post-master’s supervised clinical work experience in a mental health setting for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam (NCMHCE) -- NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice
117 Pleasant St
Concord, NH, 03301-3852
603-271-6762
https://www.oplc.nh.gov/mental-health/

New Jersey

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) license from New Jersey. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/08/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

As of the most recent review, there are no identified post-graduation work experience requirements for this license in this location. However, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Professional Counselor Examiners Committee requires three calendar years of supervised professional counseling experience in a professional counseling setting for full Professional Counselor licensure in this location. Please note, only one calendar year of supervised professional counseling experience may be obtained prior to the granting of the master's degree.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) -- NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Professional Counselor Examiners Committee
PO Box 45007
Newark, NJ, 07101
973-504-6415
https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/pc

New Mexico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) license from New Mexico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/14/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The New Mexico Counseling & Therapy Practice Board intends for the Licensed Mental Health Counselor to transition between the required degree and the completion of supervised training required for licensure as a Professional Mental Health Counselor. All work must be under appropriate clinical supervision. All applicants must submit an Experience Plan with the application. The board requires 3,000 postgraduate clinical client contact and 100 hours of appropriate face to face postgraduate supervision for Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensure. Up to one thousand (1,000) clinical client contact hours may be from the applicant's internship or practicum for Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensure.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Mexico Counseling & Therapy Practice Board
2550 Cerrillos Rd
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM, 87504-5101
505-476-4610
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Counseling_and_Therapy_Practice.aspx

New York

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) license from New York. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/09/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Training Requirements

The New York State Education Department Office of the Professions requires individuals, when applying initially for licensure or a limited permit, to provide documentation of having completed two hours of coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. This is a one-time requirement and once taken does not need to be completed again. Applicants must provide documentation of having completed the coursework or training through a Department-approved course.


Field Placement Requirements

The New York State Education Department Office of the Professions requires 600 clock hours of a supervised internship or supervised practicum in mental health counseling of at least one year. Please note, only New York State registered mental health counseling programs and Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited out-of-state programs to place student interns at mental health counseling settings located in New York State. This program does not have CACREP accreditation and students cannot complete practicum requirements for licensure as Mental Health Counselor in New York State.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The New York State Education Department Office of the Professions requires 3,000 clock hours providing mental health counseling in a setting acceptable to the department including not less than 1,500 clock hours of direct contact with clients for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) -- NBCC is required for this license in this location. Please note: New York State candidates for the Mental Health Counselor licensing examination must have completed their graduate program and received the graduate degree as a condition for admission to the examination. Applicants for licensure will not be approved to take the examination prior to receipt of the graduate degree.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New York State Education Department Office of the Professions
89 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor East
Albany, NY, 12234-1000
518-474-3817
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/mhplaw.htm

North Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) license from North Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/18/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in North Carolina to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Accreditation Requirements

Effective July 1, 2022, the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors requires applicants seeking licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) to have completed a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited degree program of 60 semester credits to qualify for licensure. As this program is not accredited by CACREP, students graduating from this program on or after July 1, 2022 will not be eligible for licensure as an LPCA in North Carolina.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

There are no post-graduation work requirements for this license in this location. However, an applicant for Professional Counselor Associate licensure shall submit a completed supervision contract at the time of initial application. Please note, the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors requires a minimum of 3,000 hours of supervised professional practice for full Professional Counselor licensure in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) OR the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination (NCMHCE) AND the successful completion of a Jurisprudence Exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors
PO Box 77819
Greensboro, NC, 27417
844-622-3572
http://www.ncblpc.org/

North Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) license from North Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/21/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners does not require post-graduation work requirements for this license in this location. However, applicants for this license must submit a written plan indicating an estimated number of client contact hours per week and must specify the supervision received. Full Professional Counselor licensure requires a minimum of two years of supervised experience under a licensed professional counselor or licensed professional clinical counselor certified as a supervisor. A total of one hundred hours over the two-year period of supervision through individual and group methods must be documented.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners
2112 10th Ave SE
Mandan, ND, 58554
701-667-5969
http://www.ndbce.org/

Northern Mariana Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license from Northern Mariana Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/26/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Board of Professional Licensing and Health Care Professions Licensing Board requires not less than 3,000 hours of postgraduate experience in the practice of professional or mental health counseling with 100 hours of face-to-face clinical supervision that shall be completed in no less than 2 years and in no more than 4 years for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) -- NBCC OR the National Clinical Mental health Counselor Examination (NCMHCE) -- NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

CNMI Board of Professional Licensing / Health Care Professions Licensing Board
Board of Professional Licensing/Health Care Professions Licensing Board
P.O. Box 502078
Saipan, MP, 96950
(670) 664-4808/4809
http://cnmibpl-hcplb.net/sec.asp?secID=16

Ohio

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license from Ohio. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/03/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board does not require post-graduation work experience for Professional Counselor licensure in this location. However, a LPC may upgrade to a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) after completing two years of training experience under the supervision of an LPCC-S, which includes the diagnosis and treatment of mental & emotional disorders.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

Once your LPC application has been received and your course worksheet been approved by the Board, a request to sit for the required licensing examination will be generated for you. The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board
77 South High Street, 24th Floor, Room 2468
Columbus, OH, 43215-6171
614-446-0912
http://www.cswmft.ohio.gov/

Oklahoma

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license from Oklahoma. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/11/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health requires three (3) years or three-thousand (3000) clock hours of full time, on-the-job experience for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC exam AND the Oklahoma Legal and Ethical Responsibilities examination are required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health
1000 NE 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK, 73117-1299
405-271-6030
http://www.ok.gov/health/Protective_Health/Professional_Counselor_Licensing_Division/

Oregon

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license from Oregon. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/04/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists requires at least three years of supervised clinical counseling experience including no less than 2,400 supervised direct client contact hours for this license in this location. Please note: An applicant must register as an Intern, submit an Intern Plan on a form required by the Board, and receive Board approval before beginning post-graduation work experience.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC exam AND an Oregon law and rules exam are required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Oregon Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
3218 Pringle Road SE, Suite 120
Salem, OR 97302
503-378-5499
https://www.oregon.gov/OBLPCT/Pages/index.aspx

Pennsylvania

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license from Pennsylvania. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/30/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors requires 3 hours of approved training by the Department of Human Services (DHS) on the topic of child abuse recognition and reporting for licensure as a Professional Counselor. Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire these extra hours. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor and with the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors (https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/SocialWorkersMarriageanFamilyTherapistsandProfessionalCounselors/Pages/default.aspx).


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors requires at least 3,000 hours of supervised clinical experience obtained after the completion of 48 semester hours of graduate coursework for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA, 17105
717-787-8503
https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Pages/default.aspx

Puerto Rico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a license/certificate from Puerto Rico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/28/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Puerto Rico. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
PO Box 10200
San Juan, PR, 00908-0200
(787) 725-8161

Rhode Island

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) license from Rhode Island. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/29/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Field Placement Requirements

The Rhode Island Department of Health requires twelve semester credits of practicum and a minimum of one calendar year of supervised internship in order to qualify for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor. Please be aware that these credits exceed the number currently required to successfully complete this degree program. Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire these credits. Students can take two additional practicum courses, above GCU’s program requirement in order to meet Rhode Island’s requirements for licensure. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor and the Rhode Island Department of Health (http://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=228).


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Rhode Island Department of Health requires a minimum of two (2) years of relevant postgraduate experience, including at least two thousand (2,000) hours of direct client contact offering clinical or counseling or therapy services with an emphasis in mental health counseling subsequent to being awarded a master's degree for this license in this location. Additionally, the Rhode Island Department of Health requires a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of post-degree supervised case work spread over a two-year period for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) - NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Rhode Island Board of Mental Health Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists
3 Capitol Hill Room 104
Providence, RI, 02908-5097
401-222-2828
http://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=228

South Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) license from South Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/15/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The South Carolina Department of Labor Professional & Occupational Licensing Division requires a supervision plan, satisfactory to the Board, designed to take effect after notice of licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate for Professional Counselor Associate licensure in this state. In order to meet requirements for Professional Counselor licensure, 1,500 hours of post-master’s clinical experience and post master’s clinical supervision in the practice of professional counseling must be performed over a period of not fewer than two (2) years.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC or National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) - NBCC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

South Carolina Dept. of Labor Licensing Regulations Div Professional & Occupational Licensing
PO Box 11329
Columbia, SC, 29211-1329
803-896-4662
https://llr.sc.gov/cou/

South Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license from South Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/10/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The South Dakota Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners requires 2,000 hours of supervised full-time experience in counseling which includes 1,000 hours of direct client contact for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

South Dakota Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners
P.O. Box 2164
Sioux Falls, SD, 57101
605-331-2927
https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/counselors/counselors.aspx

Tennessee

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license from Tennessee. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/22/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Tennessee Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, MFT, & Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists requires a minimum of two (2) years of supervised post master professional experience consisting of not less than ten (10) hours per week and fifty (50) contact hours of supervision per year for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC AND the Tennessee Jurisprudence Exam are required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Tennessee Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, MFT, & Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Nashville, TN, 37243
615-532-3202
https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/pcmft-board.html

Texas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) license from Texas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/05/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

To practice counseling in Texas, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council requires a person to obtain an LPC Intern license before the person begins an internship or continues an internship. Hours obtained by an unlicensed person in any setting will not count toward the supervised experience requirements. There are no post-graduation work experience hours required before applying for Professional Counselor Associate licensure in this state. However, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council requires supervised experience acceptable to the board of 3,000 clock-hours under a board-approved supervisor for full Professional Counselor licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC exam OR the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHCE) -- NBCC exam AND a jurisprudence exam are required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council
333 Guadalupe Street, Tower 3, Room 900
Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 305-7700
https://www.bhec.texas.gov/

Utah

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC) license from Utah. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/15/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

As of the most recent review, there are no identified additional training requirements for this license in this location. However, the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing requires a two-hour pre-licensure suicide prevention course for full Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensure in this location. Please note this training is not included in this program.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. However, the Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing requires a minimum of 4,000 hours of clinical mental health counselor training in not less than two years for full Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensure in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

There are no exam requirements for this license in this location. However, the successful completion of the National Counselor Examination (NCE) or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) is required for full Clinical Mental Health Counselor in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT, 8411
801-530-6628
https://dopl.utah.gov/cmhc/

Vermont

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) license from Vermont. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/12/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Board of Allied Mental Health requires 3,000 hours of supervised practice over a period of no less than 2 years for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) - NBCC and the National Counselors Exam (NCE) is required for this license in this location. Once an applicant’s education is approved, applicants are given examination registration information.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Secretary of State Office Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT, 05633-1101
802-828-2363
https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/allied-mental-health.aspx

Virgin Islands

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/25/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Field Placement Requirements

The Virgin Islands Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners requires 1,000 hours of university sponsored practicum, internship or field experience for this license in this location. Please be aware that these hours exceed the number currently required to successfully complete this degree program. Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire these extra hours. Students can complete the additional hours during existing practicum courses or take an additional practicum course, above the program requirements. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor and with the Virgin Islands Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners (https://dlca.vi.gov/boardcertifications/steps/counselorrequirements/).


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Virgin Islands Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners requires no fewer than three years of post-academic degree experience in a counseling setting, including a minimum of 2,500 hours of professional counseling as defined in section 201, of which 300 hours involve direct counseling, and a minimum of 300 hours of supervised experience under an approved supervisor for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Exam (NCE) OR the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam (NCMHCE) is required for this license in this location.

Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license from Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/06/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Virginia Board of Counseling requires a 3,400-hour supervised residency in the role of a professional counselor working with various populations, clinical problems and theoretical approaches for this license in this location. The residency shall include a minimum of 200 hours of in-person supervision between supervisor and resident in the consultation and review of clinical counseling services provided by the resident. Only internship hours earned after completion of 30 graduate semester hours may be counted towards residency hours.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) - NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Virginia Board of Counseling; Dept of Health Professions
9960 Mayland Dr Ste 300
Henrico, VA, 23233-1485
804-367-4610
http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/

Washington

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Associate Mental Health Counselor (AMHC) license from Washington. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/17/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Washington State Department of Health (Counseling) does not require supervised postgraduate experience prior to becoming an Associate Mental Health Counselor. "Associate" means a pre-licensure candidate who is working towards full licensure in their profession, has a graduate degree in a mental health field and is gaining the supervision and supervised experience necessary to become a licensed mental health counselor. The Board requires a minimum of thirty-six (36) months full-time counseling or three thousand (3,000) hours of postgraduate mental health counseling under the supervision of a qualified licensed mental health counselor for full Mental Health Counselor licensure.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC exam is required for full Mental Health Counselor licensure in this state. However, the Washington State Department of Health (Counseling) does not require the successful completion of the exam prior to becoming an Associate Mental Health Counselor. "Associate" means a pre-licensure candidate who is working towards full licensure in their profession, has a graduate degree in a mental health field and is gaining the supervision and supervised experience necessary to become a licensed mental health counselor.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Washington State Department of Health (Counseling)
P.O. Box 47890
Olympia, WA, 98504-7890
360-236-4030
http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/MarriageandFamilyTh

West Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) license from West Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/11/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Field Placement Requirements

The West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling requires three (3) semester hours of practicum and three (3) semester hours of internship from an accredited institution in order to qualify for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential. Please be aware that this exceeds the number of practicum semester hours required for this degree program. Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire the extra semester hour. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor and with the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling (www.wvbec.org).


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

There are no post-graduate work experience requirements for this license in this location. However, an applicant must obtain a provisional license before the applicant begins their supervisory experience for full Professional Counselor licensure. Hours obtained by an unlicensed person in any setting shall not count toward the supervised experience requirements. The full Professional Counselor license requires a minimum of 3,000 hours of post-graduate work experience after earning a master's degree in counseling.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) -- NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling
815 Quarrier St Ste 212
Charleston, WV, 25301-2650
800-520-3852
http://www.wvbec.org/

Wisconsin

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Professional Counselor Training (LPC) license from Wisconsin. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/01/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Field Placement Requirements

The Wisconsin Examining Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Professional Counseling requires at least 3 semester hours in a supervised practicum counseling experience that provides documented proof of a minimum of 100 hours of supervised practicum experience with at least 40 hours of face-to-face client contact AND at least 6 semester hours in a supervised internship counseling experience that provides documented proof of a minimum of 600 hours of supervised internship experience with at least 240 hours of face-to-face client contact for this license in this location. Please be aware that this exceeds the number of practicum semester hours required for this degree program. Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire the extra semester hour. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor and with the Wisconsin Examining Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Professional Counseling (https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/BoardsCouncils/MPSW/Default.aspx).


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Wisconsin Examining Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Professional Counseling does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. Applicants must submit evidence of a position or offer for a position as a professional counselor in a supervised clinical professional counseling practice. Please note, the Wisconsin Examining Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Professional Counseling requires at least 3,000 hours of professional counseling practice, including at least 1,000 hours of face-to-face client contact for full professional counselor licensure.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Wisconsin Examining Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Professional Counseling does not require completion of an exam for this license in this location. However, the successful completion of the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) - NBCC or the National Counselor Examination (NCE) - NBCC is required for full professional counselor licensure in this state and more information can be found at http://nbcc.org/.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wisconsin Examining Bd of SW, MFT and Prof Coun
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI, 53705
(608) 267-7223
https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/BoardsCouncils/MPSW/Default.aspx

Wyoming

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional Professional Counselor (PPC) license from Wyoming. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/20/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board allows a Provisional Professional Counselor to continue progress, under the supervision of a designated qualified clinical supervisor and under the administrative supervision of an employer, towards satisfactory completion of the education, experience and examination requirements for full Professional Counselor licensure. The board requires a minimum of three thousand (3,000) hours of supervised clinical training/work experience in professional counseling under the direct supervision of a designated qualified clinical supervisor for all applicants for full Professional Counselor licensure.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - NBCC exam is required for full Professional Counselor licensure in this location. However, no exam is required for Provisional Professional Counselor licensure. An applicant for full Professional Counselor licensure may complete the exam requirement while holding a Provisional Professional Counselor license.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board
1800 Carey Avenue
Fourth Floor
Cheyenne, WY, 82002
(307) 777-7788
https://mentalhealth.wyo.gov/

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