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Iowa

CREDENTIAL TITLES: LMHC

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 60-hour master’s degree or a doctoral degree in mental health counseling or its equivalent from a CACREP accredited college or university

EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 2 years/3,000 hours of mental health counseling; 1,500 hours of direct client contact; 200 hours of clinical supervision. (Applicants who entered a program of study prior to July 1, 2010, shall include successful completion of 200 hours of clinical supervision concurrent with 1,000 hours of in-person counseling); At least 100 of the 200 hours of supervision as individual, in-person supervision

EXAM REQUIREMENTS: ***NCE, or the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination of the NBCC, or the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination of the CRCC.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Address:

Iowa Board of Behavioral Science
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Telephone Number: 515.281.0254

Fax Number: 515.281.3121

Online address: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/BehavioralScience.aspx?pg=Home

FEES: $120

Arkansas

CREDENTIAL TITLES: LPC

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in counseling w/a minimum of 60 semester hours in a program that reflects the CACREP or CORE curriculum from a regionally accredited institution

EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 3 years/3,000 hours of post-master’s supervised counseling experience. 1 year=1,000 hours. One year of experience may be gained for each 30 semester hours earned beyond the master’s degree (up to 2 years) provided the hours are clearly counseling in nature and acceptable to the Board. Supervision must be under a Board approved supervisor.

EXAM REQUIREMENTS: ***NCE and an oral exam

CONTACT INFORMATION: Address: AR Board of Examiners in Counseling P.O. Box 70 Magnolia, AR 71754

Telephone Number: 870.901.7055

Fax Number: 870.234.1842

Online address: http://www.state.ar.us/abec

FEES: $200 Application and $20 application packet (if mailed)

Illinois

CREDENTIAL TITLES: LPC

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree or higher in an area related to mental health counseling from CACREP or CORE from an accredited program, with a minimum of 60 semester hours, 100 hours of practicum and completed, 600 hours internship, 300 hours advanced internship, w/at least 100 hours face-to-face supervision.

EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 3,000 hours post-graduate clinical experience over a 21 month period, 100 hours face-to-face supervision under a LMHC or equivalent supervisor

EXAM REQUIREMENTS: NCMHCE

CONTACT INFORMATION: Address: IL Division of Professional Regulation Professional Counselor Licensing and Disciplinary Board
320 W. Washington Street
3rd Floor
Springfield, MO 62786

Phone Number: 217.785.0800

Fax Number: 217.782.7645

Online: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/who/prfcns.asp

FEES: $150

Kansas

CREDENTIAL TITLES: LPC

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 60 graduate semester hours (45 graduate semester hours w/10 being among core categories like Practicum), Master’s degree from a university approved by the board

EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 2 years/4,000 hours of supervised clinical professional counseling under an approved clinical training plan, which includes 1500 hours of direct client contact and 150 hours of clinical supervision.

EXAM REQUIREMENTS: NCE

CONTACT INFORMATION: Address: KS Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
712 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603

Phone Number: 785.296.3240

Fax Number: 785.296.3112

Online: http://www.ksbsrb.org/

FEES: $100 Application fee, $150 LPC License, $150 Temporary License

 

Missouri

CREDENTIAL TITLES: LPC

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree or higher in counseling, counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or school psychology from a regionally accredited college/university, at least 48 semester hours reflecting CACREP or CARE curriculum, practicum, internship or field experience consisting of 6 semester hours in practice of counseling.

EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 2 years/3,000 hours of post-master’s continuous counseling experience and completed w/in 60 months. 1,200 hours must be direct client contact, 15 hours of supervised counseling experience per week w/1 hour a week of face-to-face supervision. 30 hours of post-master’s study may be substituted for 1,500 of the 3,000 hours. Supervision under an LPC or licensed psychologist or psychiatrist.

EXAM REQUIREMENTS: NCE

CONTACT INFORMATION: Address: MO Committee for Professional Counselors
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone Number: 573.751.0019

Fax Number: 573.751.0735

Online address: http://pr.mo.gov/counselors.asp

FEES: Application fee $150, Registration for Supervision Fee $100, Background fingerprint check $50.95 (www.ibtfingerprint.com or 866.522.7067

 

Nebraska

CREDENTIAL TITLES: LPC

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Master Degree or higher

EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 3,000 hours of post-master’s supervised experience in mental health practice accumulated during 5 years immediately preceding application for licensure. Includes 1,500 hours of direct client contact (not more than 1,500 non-direct service). Supervision under a LMHP, psychologist, or physician w/mental health treatment training.

EXAM REQUIREMENTS: NCE or NCMHCE

CONTACT INFORMATION: Address: NE Department of Health and Human Services Licensing & Regulatory Affairs Board of Mental Health Practice
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone Number: 402.471.2117

Fax Number: 402.471.3577

Online Address: http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_mhcs_mental_cpc.aspx

FEES: $50 for Professional Counselor Certificate (PCC is LPC)

 

Oklahoma

CREDENTIAL TITLES: LPC

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree or higher in counseling or related mental health field, w/60 graduate semester hours (90 quarter hours), from a regionally accredited college/university. Completion of coursework in 10 areas and a counseling practicum/internship of 300 clock hours.

EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: The Board will define what qualifies as counseling related. 3 years/3,000 hours of full-time post-application professional counseling experience supervised by an approved LPC Supervisor. For each 1,000 hours, 350 hours must be direct face-to-face contact.  Fact-to-face contact supervision must be 45 minutes for every 20 hours of experience. Up to 2 years of required experience may be gained at a rate of 1 year for each 30-graduate semester hours beyond the master’s degree, provided that such hours are clearly related to the field of counseling and acceptable to the Board. The applicant shall have no less than 1 year supervised full-time experience in counseling.

EXAM REQUIREMENTS: NCE and Oklahoma Legal & Ethical Responsibilities Exam

CONTACT INFORMATION: Address: OK State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Phone Number: 405.271.6030

Fax Number: 405.271.1918

Online Address: http://pcl.health.ok.gov

FEES: $145 Application fee, $90 Initial License Fee

*Information gathered by GA Ashley Notestine

**Disclaimer: This information does not reflect Avila’s Graduate Psychology Program. Avila is not responsible for licensure or anything associated in the process of gaining licensure.

***NCE stands for National Counselors Examination

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