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Board of Professional Counselors

Late Renewal starts  from 2/1/ 2015 to 2/28/2015.
If you renewed on-line Saturday January 31, 2015 your license will be updated on Monday, February 2, 2015.
Please print the receipt to show you have submitted your renewal.
 

 What's New On Our Web Site!

IMPORTANT NOTICE

  • Behavior Analysts

  • Legislation was passed in 2014 requiring the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists to regulate the practice of behavior analysis. Beginning January, 2015 individuals practicing behavior analysis must be licensed. The application for licensure is posted below.
    As part of the application process all applicants must submit to a criminal history records check. Information regarding the criminal history will be sent to you once your application has been received.

 

  • Effective January 1, 2014 all new applicants for licensure, certification,and trainee status must have a criminal history records check.

  • Maryland Health Connection.

About the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists

Welcome to the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. The Board operates under the Maryland Professional Counselors and Therapists Act, Health Occupations Article, Title 17, Annotated Code of Maryland. The Board is the licensing authority of professional counselors and therapists in the State of Maryland. The Board is mandated to regulate the practice of counseling and therapy by licensing and certifying qualified counselors and therapists, adopting a code of ethics, establishing fees, promulgating regulations for the practice of professional counseling and therapy, verification of credentials, issuances of licenses, establish requirements for and verification of completion of continuing education, investigation of complaints based on alleged violations of regulations and statutes, create committees to advise the Board on special issues and submit an annual report to the Governor and Secretary.

Board Meeting

The Board of Professional Counselors & Therapists meets the third Friday of each month, except July and August.

Upcoming Meeting

 The next Board meeting is on Friday February 20, 2015.

Art Therapy License Applications.

1) Licensure Application.

2) New Application -  Licensed Graduate Professional Art Therapists (LGPAT).

    List of LCPC Approved Supervisors.

List of LCPC Approved Supervisors.

Alcohol and Drug Counselors:

Please note the new Alcohol and Drug Supervision regulations are now effective as of November 11, 2013.

Attached are the new supervision regulations for the licensed graduate alcohol and drug counselor and the Master's level Trainee. LGADC and Masters Level Trainees (10.58.13).

Attached are the new supervision regulations for the certified associate and certified supervised counselors and Trainees. Certification Level (10.58.14).

Alcohol and Drug Approved Supervisor Applications: