Licensure Requirements

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)

AASCB National Credentials Registry Information

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)

 

Members-only Reports


Licensure Requirements for Professional Counselors 2016 Edition (PDF)
Professional counselors are licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. How do the laws compare? What are the most current educational requirements? How many CE credits does each state require for renewal? Which states allow distance counseling? Find all the answers in this comprehensive and current state-by-state report. 

Licensure Requirements for Professional Counselors, A State-by-State Report 2016 Edition is FREE to ACA members in digital format. Click here to download today!


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)

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