State Licensure & Certification Boards

ALABAMA

Board of Examiners in Counseling
950 22nd Street North, Suite 765
Birmingham, AL 35203
800/822-3307
205/458-8716
205/933-6700 (fax)
www.abec.state.al.us

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

ALASKA

Board of Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
907/465-2551
907/465-2974 (fax)
www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/ppco.htm

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

ARIZONA

Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
3443 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1700
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602/542-1882
602/364-0890 (fax)
azbbhe@bbhe.state.az.us
http://azbbhe.us/

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)

ARKANSAS

Board of Examiners in Counseling
P.O. Box 70
Magnolia, AR 71754
870/901-7055
870/234-1842 (fax)
arboec@sbglobal.net
www.state.ar.us/abec

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)

CALIFORNIA

NO LICENSURE

Note: To become active in state-level lobbying for LPC legislation, contact the California Coalition for Counselor Licensure (CCCL)
email: info@caccl.org
www.caccl.org

Also contact the California Association for Counseling and Development (CACD)
phone: 650/359-6916
e-mail: CACD@cacd.org
www.ccdaweb.org

COLORADO

Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
303/894-7766
303/894-7790 (fax)
www.dora.state.co.us/mental-health

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor

CONNECTICUT

Office of Practitioner Licensing and Certification
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #12APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
860/509-7603
860/509-8457 (fax)
www.ct-clic.com
oplc.dph@po.state.ct.us

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

DELAWARE

DE Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals
Cannon Building
861 Silverlake Boulevard,
Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904-2467
302/744-4534
302/739-2711 (fax)
http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/profcounselors/index.shtml

Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH)
Licensed Associate Counselor of Mental Health (LACMH)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Board of Professional Counseling
717 14th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
202/724-4900
202/727-8471 (fax)
http://hpla.doh.dc.gov/hpla/site/default.asp

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

FLORIDA

Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C-08
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850/488-0595
850/921-5389 (fax)
www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Provisional Mental Health Counselor
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

GEORGIA

Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
478/207-1670
478/207-1676 (fax)
www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/counselors

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Associate Professional Counselor (ALPC)

HAWAII

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - PVL
Mental Health Counselor Program
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
(808) 586-3000
counselor@dcca.hawaii.gov
www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/programs/mental/

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

IDAHO

State Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702
208/334-3233
208/334-3945 (fax)
cou@ibol.idaho.gov
http://www.ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/Home.aspx

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Registered Counselor Intern

ILLINOIS

Professional Counselor Licensing and Disciplinary Board
320 W. Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
217/785-0800
217/782-7645 (fax)
217/524-6735 (tdd)
www.idfpr.com/dpr/who/prfcns.asp

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

INDIANA

Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist, and Mental Health Counselor Board
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317/234-2064
317/233-4236 (fax)
pla5@pla.in.gov
http://www.in.gov/pla/

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

IOWA

Board of Behavioral Science Examiners
Lucas State Office Building, 5th Floor
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
515/281-4422
515/281-3121 (fax)
www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

KANSAS

Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
712 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603
785/296-3240
785/296-3112 (fax)
www.ksbsrb.org/

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

KENTUCKY

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602
502/564-3296, X226
502/564-4818 (fax)
http://lpc.ky.gov/

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA)

LOUISIANA

Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners
8631 Summa Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225/765-2515
225/765-2514 (fax)
lpcboard@eatel.net
www.lpcboard.org

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Counselor Intern

MAINE

Board of Counseling Professionals
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207/624-8626
888/577-6690 TTY
207/624-8637 (fax)
http://www.maine.gov/pfr/olr

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Conditional LCPC
Conditional LPC

MARYLAND

Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and Therapists
4201 Patterson Avenue, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21215
410/764-4732
410/358-1610 (fax)
www.dhmh.state.md.us/bopc

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Certified Professional Counselor (CPC)
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor

MASSACHUSETTS

Board of Allied Mental Health Professions
230 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
617/727-3080
617/727-2197 (fax)
www.mass.gov/reg/boards/mh

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

MICHIGAN

Board of Counseling
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
517/335-0918
517/373-2179 (fax)
bhphelp@michigan.gov
www.michigan.gov/bhser

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC)

MINNESOTA

Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612/617-2178
800/627-3529 TTY
612/617-2187 (fax)
bbht.board@state.mn.us
www.bbht.state.mn.us

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

MISSISSIPPI

State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 1497
129 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 3
Yazoo City, MS 39194
662/716-3932
662/716-3021 (fax)
www.lpc.state.ms.us

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

MISSOURI

Committee for Professional Counselors
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573/751-0018
800/735-2966 TTY
662/716-3021 (fax)
profcounselor@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/counselors.asp

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC)/Counselor In-Training (CIT)

MONTANA

Board of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors
301 S. Park, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620
406/841-2392
406/841-2305 (fax)
dlibsdswp@state.mt.us
www.swpc.mt.gov

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

NEBRASKA

Board of Mental Health Practice
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509
402/471-2117
402/471-3577 (fax)
www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/mhcs/
mental/mentalhealth.htm

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner-Certified Professional Counselor or Licensed Professional Counselor (LMHP-CPC/LPC)
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)
Provisional Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP)

NEVADA

NOTE: In June 2007, the Governor of Nevada signed the bill to allow licensing for Clinical Professional Counselors. A Board of Examiners is awaiting appointment.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Board of Mental Health Practice
49 Donovan Street
Concord, NH 03301
603/271-6762
800/735-2954 TDD
603/271-3950 (fax)
mlynch@dhhs.state.nh.us
www.state.nh.us/mhpb

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

NEW JERSEY

Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners
Professional Counselor Examiners Committee
P.O. Box 45007
Newark, NJ 07101
973/504-6582
973/648-3536 (fax)
www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/
medical/familytherapy.htm

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)

NEW MEXICO

Counseling and Therapy Practice Board
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505/476-4610
505/476-4633 (fax)
counselingboard@state.nm.us
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/counseling/index.html

Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC)
Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPC)
*Effective July 1, 2007, the Board will no longer issue a LPC license.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

NEW YORK

State Board for Mental Health Practitioners
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234-1000
518/474-3817, x450
518/486-2981 (fax)
mhpbd@mail.nysed.gov
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

NORTH CAROLINA

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 1369
Garner, NC 27529
919/661-0820
919/779-5642 (fax)
ncblpc@mgmt4u.com
www.ncblpc.org

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

NORTH DAKOTA

Board of Counselor Examiners
2112 10th Ave SE
Mandan, ND 58554
701/667-5969
*same number for both phone and fax
ndbce@btinet.net
www.edutech.nodak.edu/ndbce

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC)

OHIO

Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board
50 West Broad Street, Suite 1075
Columbus, OH 43215
614/466-0912
614/728-7790 (fax)
cswmft.info@cswb.state.oh.us
http://cswmft.ohio.gov

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Professional Counselor/Clinical Resident
Registered Counselor Trainee

OKLAHOMA

State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
405/271-6030
405/271-1918 (fax)
nenaw@health.state.ok.us
www.ok.gov/health/counselor/app/

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

OREGON

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
3218 Pringle Road, SE, Suite 250
Salem, OR 97302-6312
503/378-5499
503/373-1427 (fax)
lpc.lmft@state.or.us
www.oblpct.state.or.us

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Registered Intern

PENNSYLVANIA

State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717/783-1389
717/787-7769 (fax)
st-socialwork@state.pa.us
www.dos.state.pa.us/social

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

PUERTO RICO

Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 10200
San Juan, PR 00908
787/725-8161
787/723-0102
787/725-7903 (fax)
www.salud.gov.pr

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Professional Counselor with Provisional License (PCPL)

RHODE ISLAND

Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
401/222-2828
401/222-1272 (fax)
http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/

Clinical Counselor in Mental Health (CCMH)

SOUTH CAROLINA

Board of Examiners of Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
803/896-4658
803/896-4719 (fax)
www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/counselors

To obtain an application for licensure please contact the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), an affiliate of NBCC, at:
(888) 817-8283
cce@cce-global.org
www.cce-global.org

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Professional Counselor Intern (PCI)

SOUTH DAKOTA

SD Department of Human Services
Board of Counselor Examiners
P.O. Box 1822
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
605/331-2927
605/331-2043 (fax)
sdbce.msp@midconetwork.com
www.state.sd.us/dhs/boards/counselor

TENNESSEE

Board of Professional Counselors, Marital & Family Therapists, and Clinical Pastoral Therapists
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37243
615/532-3202, x 25138
800/778-4123, x 25138
615/532-5369 (fax)
http://health.state.tn.us/boards/PC_MFT&CPT/

Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC/MHSP)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

TEXAS

Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
512/834-6658
512/834-6789 (fax)
lpc@dshs.state.tx.us
www.dshs.state.tx.us/plc

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-I)

UTAH

Professional Counselor Licensing Board
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
801/530-6628
866/275-3675 (Utah toll-free number)
801/530-6511 (fax)
http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/professional_counseling.html

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Certified Professional Counselor Intern

VERMONT

Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners
Redstone Building
26 Terrace Street, Drawer 09
Montpelier, VT 05609-1106
1-800-439-8683 (in-state)
802/828-2390
802/828-2465 (fax)
clafaillc@sec.state.vt.us
http://vtprofessionals.org

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

VIRGINIA

Board of Counseling
6603 W. Broad Street, 5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23230
1-877-773-7462 (app info)
804/662-9912
804/662-7197 TDD
804/662-7250 (fax)
coun@dhp.virginia.gov
www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling

Note: The application process is handled by the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE), an affiliate of NBCC. Contact CCE for application-related questions and paperwork; contact the LPC board for general questions.

CCE Contact Info:
1-877-773-7462
cce@cce-global.org
www.cce-global.org

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

WASHINGTON

Mental Health Counselor Program
P.O. Box 47865
Olympia, WA 98504-7865
360/236-4700
360/236-4818 (fax)
Hpqa.csc@doh.wa.gov
http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/professions/mentalhealth/licensure.htm

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Registered Counselor

WEST VIRGINIA

Board of Examiners in Counseling
P.O. Box 129
Ona, WV 25545
800-520-3852
counselingboard@msn.com
www.wvbec.org

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

WISCONSIN

Examining Board of Marriage & Family Therapists, Social Workers, and Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708
608/267-7223
608/267-0644 (fax)
http://www.drl.state.wi.us/

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Professional Counselor Trainee

WYOMING

Mental Health Professions Licensing Board
1800 Carey Avenue, 4th Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307/777-7788
307/777-3508 (fax)
vskora@state.wy.us
http://plboards.state.wy.us/
mentalhealth/index.asp

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC)