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The Process for In-State applicants:

  1. Counselors will complete a graduate degree that includes the LPCC requirements. See links above for requirements.
  2. Next, counselors will apply to the BBS to register as a Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (PCCI) to earn their 3,000 supervised hours over a minimum of two years and a maximum of six years.  Applicants will have one year, from the date of their letter of deficiencies, to complete any education deficiencies outlined by the BBS.  All education requirements must be completed before the intern number can be assigned.
  3. The LPCC Law & Ethics Exam is taken during the first year of internship and the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam is taken when all supervised hours are complete.  An exam must be attempted at least once a year until all have been passed.

This process can take several years, since applicants will have one year to complete the application, one year to complete deficiencies after Board notification, one year to complete each exam and up to six years to complete the 3,000 supervised hours.

The Process for Out-of-State applicants is different.  Please see the Out-of-State requirements.

The following pages on this website pertain to the licensing process:




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