Mental Health & Professional Counselors By State, License Acronym and License Board

 

Alabama

LPC, ALC

Board of Examiners in Counseling

Alaska

LPC

Board of Professional Counselors

Arizona

LPC, LAC

Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

Arkansas

LPC, LAC

Board of Examiners in Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy

California

LPCC

Board of Behavioral Sciences
Has to take psychopharmacology and human sexuality courses (can be taken after degree is granted)

Colorado

LPC

State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners

Connecticut

LPC

Department of Public Health
If practicum and internship faculty supervisor is counselor

Delaware

LPCMH, LACMH

Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals

District of Columbia

LPC

Board of Professional Counseling

Florida

LMHC

Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
Has to take a course in human sexuality (can be taken after degree is granted)

Georgia

LPC, LAPC

Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists

Guam

LPC

Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners

Hawaii

LMHC

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Professional & Vocational Licensing

Idaho

LPC, LCPC

Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists

Illinois

LPC, LCPC

Professional Counselor Licensing and Disciplinary Board

Indiana

LMHC, LMHCA

Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board

Iowa

LMHC

Board of Behavioral Science

Kansas

LPC, LCPC

Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

Kentucky

LPCC, LPCA

Board of Professional Counselors

Louisiana

LPC

Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners

Maine

LPC, LCPC

Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure

Maryland

LCPC

Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists

Massachusetts

LMHC

Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions

Michigan

LPC

Board of Counseling

Minnesota

LPC, LPCC

Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy

Mississippi

LPC

Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors

Missouri

LPC, PLPC

Committee for Professional Counselors

Montana

LCPC

Board of Behavioral Health

Nebraska

LMHP, LIMHP DHHS

Licensure Unit - Mental Health & Social Work Practice

Nevada

LCPC

Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors

New Hampshire

LCMHC

Board of Mental Health Practice

New Jersey

LPC, LAC

Professional Counselor Examiners Committee

New Mexico

LMHC, LPCC

Regulation & LIcensing Dept: Counseling and Therapy Practice

New York

LMHC

Office of the Professions: Mental Health Practitioners

North Carolina

LPC, LPCA, LPCS

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

North Dakota

LPC, LAPC

Board of Counselor Examiners

Ohio

LPC, LPCC

Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board

Oklahoma

LPC

Board of Behavioral Health Licensure

Oregon

LPC

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists

Pennsylvania

LPC

Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors

Puerto Rico

LPC

Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

Rhode Island

LCMHC

Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage/Family Therapists
If internship is 12 months at 20 hours per week.

South Carolina

LPC

Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

South Dakota

LPC, LPC-MH

Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners

Tennessee

LPC, LPC-MHSP

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists and Licensed Pastoral Therapists

Texas

LPC

Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

Utah

LCMHC

Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing

Vermont

LCMHC

Allied Mental Health

Virginia

LPC

Board of Counseling

Washington

LMHC, LMHCA

Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers Advisory Committee

West Virginia

LPC

Board of Examiners in Counseling

Wisconsin

LPC

Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling and Social Work Examining Board

Wyoming

LPC

Mental Health Professions Licensing Board Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

License Acronym

ALC- Associate Licensed Counselor

LAC- Licensed Associate Counselor

LACMH- Licensed Associate Counselor of Mental Health

LAPC- Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

LCMHC- Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

LCPC- Licensed Clinical Practice Counselors, or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

LIMHP- Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner

LMHCA- Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

LMHC- Licensed Mental Health Counselor

LMHP- Licensed Mental Health Practitioner

LPC- Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC-MH- Licensed Professional Counselor Mental Health

LPC-MHSP- Mental Health Services Provider

LPCA- Licensed Professinal Counselor Associate

LPCC- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

LPCMH- Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health

LPCS- Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor

Even though Studio CE is approved Nationally by NBCC, ASWB & NAADAC & NY State, It is good practice to double check your local board.

Addiction Counselors By State & License Board

Addiction Counselors (Approvals Listed by State)

Social Worker By State & License Board

 

http://www.aswbsocialworkregulations.org/jurisdictionCeReport.jsp

 

http://www.aswbsocialworkregulations.org/licenseCeReport.jsp

 

***As an ACE provider approved by ASWB, Studio CE courses are currently accepted by almost all US states with exception of New York and New Jersey needs also needing local board approvals.

 

See links above for more details about which courses you need, how many hours, policies and regulations

 

LICENSING BOARD OR COLLEGE WEBSITES, STATUTES AND ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

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ALABAMA

Board Website

http://www.socialwork.alabama.gov/

Statutes

http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/coatoc.htm

Rules

http://www.socialwork.alabama.gov/rules.aspx

ALASKA

Board Website

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/SocialWorkExaminers.aspx

Statutes

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/5/pub/SocialWorkStatutes.pdf

Rules

ALBERTA

Board Website

http://www.acsw.ab.ca/

Statutes

https://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Acts/H07.pdf

Rules

https://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Regs/2003_082.pdf

ARIZONA

Board Website

http://www.azbbhe.us/

Statutes

https://www.azbbhe.us/pdfs/BOARD%20STATUTES%20080318.pdf

Rules

https://apps.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_04/4-06.pdf

ARKANSAS

Board Website

http://www.arkansas.gov/swlb/

Statutes

http://www.arkansas.gov/swlb/pdfs/Code-Revised-2019.pdf

Rules

http://www.arkansas.gov/swlb/pdfs/rules/SWLB-NEW-Rules.pdf

ASWB MODEL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE ACT

Board Website

Statutes

Rules

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Board Website

http://www.bccollegeofsocialworkers.ca/

Statutes

http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/00_08031_01

Rules

https://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/10_323_2008

CALIFORNIA

Board Website

http://www.bbs.ca.gov/

Statutes

http://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/publications/lawsregs.pdf

Rules

COLORADO

Board Website

https://dpo.colorado.gov/SocialWork

Statutes

https://dpo.colorado.gov/SocialWork/Laws

Rules

https://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/GenerateRulePdf.do?ruleVersionId=9123&fileName=4%20CCR%20726-1

CONNECTICUT

Board Website

https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing--Investigations/Socialworker/Social-Work-Licensure

Statutes

https://www.cga.ct.gov/current/PUB/chap_383b.htm

Rules

DELAWARE

Board Website

http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/socialworkers/

Statutes

http://delcode.delaware.gov/title24/c039/index.shtml

Rules

https://delcode.delaware.gov/title24/c039/

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Board Website

https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/161602

Statutes

https://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/Subchapter%20V_Licensing%20of%20Health%20Professionals.pdf

Rules

https://dchealth.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/Chapter%2070%20Social%20Work%207-5-2019.pdf

FLORIDA

Board Website

http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/

Statutes

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0400-0499/0491/0491.html

Rules

http://www.flrules.org/gateway/Division.asp?DivID=327

GEORGIA

Board Website

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43

Statutes

http://sos.ga.gov/plb/acrobat/Laws/41_Prof_Counselors,_Soc._Workers_Marriage_And_Family_Therapists_43-10A.pdf

Rules

http://rules.sos.ga.gov/gac/135

GUAM

Board Website

http://dphss.guam.gov/guam-board-of-social-work/

Statutes

http://www.guamcourts.org/compileroflaws/GCA/10gca/10gc012B.PDF

Rules

HAWAII

Board Website

http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/programs/socialworker/

Statutes

https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/files/2013/08/HRS467E-Social_Worker.ASO_.pdf

Rules

http://cca.hawaii.gov/hawaii-administrative-rules/

IDAHO

Board Website

http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=SWO

Statutes

https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title54/T54CH32/

Rules

https://adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/current/24/241401.pdf

ILLINOIS

Board Website

https://www.idfpr.com/profs/socialworker.asp

Statutes

http://ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1295&ChapAct=225%C2%A0ILCS%C2%A020/&ChapterID=24&ChapterName=PROFESSIONS%2BAND%2BOCCUPATIONS&ActName=Clinical%2BSocial%2BWork%2Band%2BSocial%2BWork%2BPractice%2BAct.

Rules

http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/06801470sections.html

INDIANA

Board Website

http://www.in.gov/pla/social.htm

Statutes

https://www.in.gov/pla/3763.htm

Rules

http://www.in.gov/pla/files/2014_Behavioral_Health_and_Human_Services_Licensing_Board(1).pdf

IOWA

Board Website

https://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Social-Work

Statutes

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/DOCS/ACO/IC/LINC/Chapter.154C.pdf

Rules

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/DOCS/ACO/IAC/LINC/Chapter.645.280.pdf

KANSAS

Board Website

http://ksbsrb.ks.gov/

Statutes

https://ksbsrb.ks.gov/reg-stats/ksbsrb-statutes

Rules

https://ksbsrb.ks.gov/reg-stats/ksbsrb-regs

KENTUCKY

Board Website

http://bsw.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx

Statutes

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/chapter.aspx?id=38874

Rules

https://bsw.ky.gov/PublishingImages/Pages/index/Social%20Work%20Administrative%20Regulations%20%28KARs%29.pdf

LOUISIANA

Board Website

http://www.labswe.org/

Statutes

https://www.labswe.org/page/practice-act

Rules

https://www.labswe.org/page/rules-standards-and-procedures

MAINE

Board Website

https://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/state-board-social-worker-licensure

Statutes

http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/32/title32ch83sec0.html

Rules

http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/02/chaps02.htm#416

MANITOBA

Board Website

https://mcsw.ca/

Statutes

https://web2.gov.mb.ca/bills/39-3/b009e.php

Rules

http://mcsw.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Standards-of-Practice-WEB.pdf

MARYLAND

Board Website

https://health.maryland.gov/bswe/Pages/default.aspx

Statutes

https://health.maryland.gov/bswe/Pages/regulation.aspx

Rules

http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/subtitle_chapters/10_Chapters.aspx#Subtitle42

MASSACHUSETTS

Board Website

http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/sw/

Statutes

https://www.mass.gov/lists/statutes-and-regulations-social-workers

Rules

https://www.mass.gov/lists/statutes-and-regulations-social-workers

MICHIGAN

Board Website

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_27554---,00.html

Statutes

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%28defpntzrow1v0d55yqnnylfq%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=mcl-368-1978-15-185.&query=on&highlight=social%20AND%20work

Rules

https://ars.apps.lara.state.mi.us/AdminCode/DeptBureauAdminCode?Department=Licensing%20and%20Regulatory%20Affairs&Bureau=Bureau%20of%20Professional%20Licensing

MINNESOTA

Board Website

http://mn.gov/boards/social-work/

Statutes

http://mn.gov/boards/social-work/lawsandregulations

Rules

MISSISSIPPI

Board Website

http://www.swmft.ms.gov/

Statutes

http://www.swmft.ms.gov/sites/default/files/Uploads/WestlawNext%20-%2017%20full%20text%20items%20for%20Superbrowse.pdf

Rules

https://www.swmft.ms.gov/sites/default/files/Uploads/2020%20new%20rules_0.pdf

MISSOURI

Board Website

http://pr.mo.gov/socialworkers.asp

Statutes

http://pr.mo.gov/socialworkers-rules-statutes.asp

Rules

http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/20csr/20csr.asp#20-2263

MONTANA

Board Website

http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/bbh#1

Statutes

http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/bbh#8?3

Rules

http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/bbh#8?1

NEBRASKA

Board Website

http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Mental-Health-and-Social-Work-Practice.aspx

Statutes

http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Documents/Mental%20Health%20Practice.pdf

Rules

http://www.sos.ne.gov/rules-and-regs/regsearch/Rules/Health_and_Human_Services_System/Title-172/Chapter-094.pdf

NEVADA

Board Website

http://socwork.nv.gov/

Statutes

http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-641B.html

Rules

http://leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-641B.html

NEW BRUNSWICK

Board Website

http://www.nbasw-atsnb.ca/

Statutes

https://www.nbasw-atsnb.ca/assets/Uploads/NBASW-ACT2.pdf

Rules

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Board Website

https://www.oplc.nh.gov/board-mental-health-practice

Statutes

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/NHTOC/NHTOC-XXX-330-A.htm

Rules

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/state_agencies/mhp.html

NEW JERSEY

Board Website

http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/sw

Statutes

http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/Statutes/socialworklaw.pdf

Rules

http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/regulations/Chapter-44G-State-Board-of-Social-Work-Examiners.pdf

NEW MEXICO

Board Website

http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Social_Work.aspx

Statutes

http://www.rld.state.nm.us/uploads/files/Printable%20Version%20SW%20Statute%2001_08_16.pdf

Rules

http://www.rld.state.nm.us/uploads/files/Printable%20Version%20%20Rules%20and%20Regulations%2004_25_17.pdf

NEW YORK

Board Website

http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/sw/

Statutes

Rules

http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/sw/swlaw.htm

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

Board Website

http://www.nlasw.ca/

Statutes

http://www.assembly.nl.ca/Legislation/sr/statutes/s17-2.htm

Rules

NORTH CAROLINA

Board Website

http://www.ncswboard.org/

Statutes

http://www.ncswboard.org/page/statute1.html

Rules

http://www.ncswboard.org/page/administrative-code.html

NORTH DAKOTA

Board Website

https://www.ndbswe.com/

Statutes

http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t43c41.pdf?20150722090825

Rules

http://www.legis.nd.gov/information/acdata/html/75.5-02.html

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

Board Website

http://cnmibpl-hcplb.net/sec.asp?secID=15

Statutes

http://cnmibpl-hcplb.net/resources/files/PL17-39.pdf

Rules

NOVA SCOTIA

Board Website

http://nscsw.org/

Statutes

http://nslegislature.ca/legc/statutes/social%20workers.pdf

Rules

http://nscsw.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SW-Regulations-Updated-September-2018.pdf

OHIO

Board Website

http://cswmft.ohio.gov/

Statutes

https://cswmft.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/cswmft/for-professionals/resources-for-professionals/Laws%20and%20Rules

Rules

https://cswmft.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/cswmft/for-professionals/resources-for-professionals/Laws%20and%20Rules

OKLAHOMA

Board Website

https://www.ok.gov/socialworkers/

Statutes

https://www.ok.gov/socialworkers/documents/Title%2059%2003%2026%202016.pdf

Rules

https://www.ok.gov/socialworkers/documents/Agency%20Rules%20Revised%202017%20-%2010%2018%202017.pdf

ONTARIO

Board Website

http://www.ocswssw.org/

Statutes

http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_98s31_e.htm

Rules

http://www.ocswssw.org/about-us/legislation-and-regulations/

OREGON

Board Website

http://www.oregon.gov/BLSW/Pages/index.aspx

Statutes

http://www.oregon.gov/blsw/Pages/laws.aspx

Rules

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_800/oar_877/877_020.html

PENNSYLVANIA

Board Website

http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/SocialWorkersMarriageanFamilyTherapistsandProfessionalCounselors/Pages/default.aspx#.Vxo2g_krKUl

Statutes

http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/SocialWorkersMarriageanFamilyTherapistsandProfessionalCounselors/Documents/Applications%20and%20Forms/Non-Application%20Documents/SWM%20-%20SW%20MFT%20PC%20Act.pdf

Rules

http://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pacode?file=/secure/pacode/data/049/chapter47/chap47toc.html&d=reduce

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Board Website

http://socialworkpei.ca/

Statutes

http://socialworkpei.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/PEISocialWorkAct1.pdf

Rules

http://socialworkpei.ca/pro-practice/acts/

QUEBEC

Board Website

http://www.otstcfq.org/

Statutes

Rules

http://www.otstcfq.org/l-ordre/règlements

RHODE ISLAND

Board Website

http://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=245

Statutes

Rules

https://rules.sos.ri.gov/regulations/part/216-40-05-7

SASKATCHEWAN

Board Website

http://sasw.in1touch.org/

Statutes

http://www.qp.gov.sk.ca/documents/English/Statutes/Statutes/S52-1.pdf

Rules

https://sasw.ca/document/4577/SASW%20Standards-of-Practice-%20June%201%202017%20Approved.pdf

SOUTH CAROLINA

Board Website

https://llr.sc.gov/sw/

Statutes

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t40c063.php

Rules

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/coderegs/Chapter%20110.pdf

SOUTH DAKOTA

Board Website

https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/socialwork/social.aspx

Statutes

http://sdlegislature.gov/statutes/Codified_laws/DisplayStatute.aspx?Statute=36-26&Type=Statute

Rules

https://sdlegislature.gov/rules/DisplayRule.aspx?Rule=20:59&Type=All

TENNESSEE

Board Website

https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/sw-board.html

Statutes

https://advance.lexis.com/container?config=014CJAA5ZGVhZjA3NS02MmMzLTRlZWQtOGJjNC00YzQ1MmZlNzc2YWYKAFBvZENhdGFsb2e9zYpNUjTRaIWVfyrur9ud&crid=ed16d1e1-2515-4240-92a9-b23d621e52c6&prid=47a077c4-b89c-490c-a2e5-b10797c6077d

Rules

https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/rules/1365/1365.htm

TEXAS

Board Website

https://www.bhec.texas.gov/

Statutes

https://www.bhec.texas.gov/statues-and-rules/index.html

Rules

https://www.bhec.texas.gov/statues-and-rules/index.html

UTAH

Board Website

https://dopl.utah.gov/soc/

Statutes

https://dopl.utah.gov/soc/

Rules

https://dopl.utah.gov/soc/

VERMONT

Board Website

https://sos.vermont.gov/social-workers/

Statutes

https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/fullchapter/26/061

Rules

https://sos.vermont.gov/social-workers/statutes-rules-resources/

VIRGIN ISLANDS

Board Website

http://dlca.vi.gov/boardcertifications/steps/swrequirements/swlist.htm

Statutes

http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/vicode/

Rules

VIRGINIA

Board Website

http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/social/

Statutes

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title18/agency140/chapter20/

Rules

http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/social/social_laws_regs.htm#reg

WASHINGTON

Board Website

http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/SocialWorker

Statutes

http://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=18.225

Rules

http://app.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=246-809%20

WEST VIRGINIA

Board Website

http://www.wvsocialworkboard.org/

Statutes

http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/Code.cfm?chap=30&art=30

Rules

http://www.wvsocialworkboard.org/LawsRules.aspx

WISCONSIN

Board Website

https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/Professions/SocialWorker/Default.aspx

Statutes

http://docs.legis.wi.gov/statutes/statutes/457

Rules

http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/toc/mpsw

WYOMING

Board Website

http://mentalhealth.wyo.gov/

Statutes

https://drive.google.com/file/d/19sfR5ttwMF3RDXFE0uow4awCEo25EoPe/view

Rules

https://rules.wyo.gov/Search.aspx?Agency=078&Program=0001

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