The Board of Examiners in Counseling exists in order to ensure that the practice of counseling and marriage and family therapy contributes to the general welfare and public interest of the state and its citizens. The Board authorizes and qualifies practitioners by establishing standards for the education, training, and character of Licensed Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. In addition, the Board establishes regulations, conducts hearings, and initiates other actions that govern the issuing, denial, exemption, and revocation of licenses to counseling and therapy practitioners.
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UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION: Per Board rules:
A licensee shall notify the Board within thirty (30) days of any change of his or her legal name, primary address, telephone number, email address or similar change of location or status, on a form provided by the board and available on the board’s website.
Therefore,if there are any changes to the licensee's or applicant's email address or other contact information, including employment information, the licensee shall complete and forward the 'Update Form' located on our website at the 'Update Contact Information Form' tab. Please mail your completed form to the board address or fax to 304-558-5496. Per Board Rules, this shall be submitted within 30 days of any change to your information. Thank you.
NEWS & UPDATES:
Distance Counseling: At the January 25, 2019 meeting the Board approved a revision to the prior advisory opinion made on October 22, 2010 regarding the practice of distance counseling. Please click the title to review the advisory opinion on the practice of distance counseling.
2019 LPC & LMFT License Renewal applications will be available in March, 2019.
The license renewal applications will be posted to the Board's website, and will be emailed to all licensees. Please ensure your email address is up to date with the Board. You may complete and submit the Update Contact Information form to update your email address and other contact information.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The reporting of completed Continuing Education remains on a biennium basis and shall be submitted with the 6/30/2019 Annual LPC license renewal materials.
CE Reporting instructions will be included with the LPC License Renewal materials. In the meantime, the LPC shall track and record completed continuing education on the LPC CE Recording Form.
Effective July 1, 2017 the LPC & LMFT shall complete 2 hrs. of CE related to the mental health conditions specific to veterans and their families. Approved trainings for this new requirement will include "VA APPROVED" after the training title in the CE calendar found at the Approved CE tab. The LPC may instead complete this requirement via online or homestudy CE training that is NBCC or ACA Approved and meets the following criteria: Training specific to veterans and family members of veterans may include, but not be limited to, inquiring about whether clients are veterans or family members of veterans; screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder; readjustment issues; risk of suicide and prevention of suicide; military sexual assault; and depression and grief.
Please check back periodically for important notices and updates.
Last updated 1/25/2019
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