Counselor-License.com was created during an exploratory period into graduate counseling preparation and the transition to professional practice. I found it difficult to locate specific information I needed for pursuing professional counseling licensure in my state. I decided to research other states and encountered similar struggles. The information was all there, just not as easy to find as I would have liked.
The goal of Counselor-License.com is to provide an easy to navigate tool for students and new counselors interested in graduate education and counseling licensure requirements in their state. I believe that the layout I have created addresses this goal and will serve as a unique resource for this audience. Contact information for each state's licensing authority is provided for those in the process of pursuing or fulfilling licensure requirements. Contact your state's licensing Board to verify all requirements and to ask any questions you may have along the way. Though I do my best to keep the information current, state licensing information can also change/update and it may happen that the information I have provided here could be outdated.
Counselor-License.com's mission is to help facilitate the process of finding appropriate graduate study programs in the counseling field, streamline the search for professional counselor licensure requirements in each state and provide support information for newly licensed professional counselors in the United States.
What makes you experts in counseling and licensure?
Counselor-License.com started in 2011 with the mission of providing current and future counselors with resources to help advance their education and/or professional career. When it comes to our state-by-state licensure guides, we go straight to government sites to determine each state’s requirements before breaking them down into a more digestible format. PayScale and the Bureau of Labor Statistics were used to obtain occupational data.
Do you have information about getting licensed as a counselor in my state?
Yes, we have created customized guides for all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. You can find yours here.
What other types of information do you provide?
Beyond licensure requirements, we’ve compiled helpful information related to the different types of counseling occupations, popular professional organizations, earning your counseling degree, recent articles related to the counseling field, and more!
Will people that come to your site have to pay for your services?
No, all of our resources are free to use. We only ask that you link back to Counselor-License.com when sharing information that comes directly from our site.
Are you a non-profit organization?
No, we're not. We get paid by partner schools for providing referrals through our services, which you can read more about below.
What is your advertising policy?
This site partners with featured schools to provide students with academic programs that best fit their needs. These schools are clearly labeled as "sponsored schools," and Counselor-License may be compensated when making a successful recommendation to students.
The information included in the sponsored school descriptions and profiles is not independently verified and is provided by the individual schools. The responsibility falls on the school to ensure their data is accurate and up to date. We cannot guarantee that every list on our site is completely exhaustive, including majors, locations, or programs.
How often is your site updated?
We audit our website regularly to make sure our resources refer to the most recent data and licensure requirement information available; however, we encourage users to check with their own state licensing body to make sure that this information is up to date and complete.
I noticed some out-of-date information on your site, how can I report that?
We appreciate any feedback we get about out-of-date or inaccurate information regarding the licensure process and licensure requirements. If you spot something on any of our resources requiring additional or updated information, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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