What is a professional counselor license?
A professional counselor license attests that you have met your state’s minimum requirements for practicing as a counselor. In some states, counseling program graduates can be licensed to practice as associate counselors until they meet all requirements to be independent practitioners. Each state determines the scope of practice and diagnostic authority allowed by its counseling license.
Like the states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Marina Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands require counselors to be licensed to practice.
Learn more about state and territory licensing requirements below. (🔒 ACA Members: Please login for additional information and resources).