ACA Initial Licensure and Licensure Portability Policies
State Professional Counselor Licensure Boards
State School Counselor Certification/Licensure Agencies
Professional Associations and Certification Organizations
State Licensure Boards that have Adopted the ACA Code of Ethics (PDF) (2014)
Statistics on Mental Health Professions
A National Review of State Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program Licensing Requirements and Certification Standards for Substance Abuse Counselors and Prevention Professionals (SAMHSA) (2005)
Licensure Requirements for Professional Counselors 2016 Edition (PDF)
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2011-2014 Licensure Changes
A Guide to State Laws and Regulations on Professional School Counseling (2011) (PDF)
Requirements to be certified/licensed as a Professional School Counselor.
Mental Health Professional Supervised Experience Requirements for State Licensure (2007) (PDF)