Division of
Professional Regulation



Applicants must pass a standardized examination through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) or another certifying organization.  At a minimum, a certifying organization must:

  • be a national professional mental health organization recognized as setting national standards of clinical competency
  • require a standardized examination designed to test understanding of the principals involved in the mental health specialty for which the applicant is being certified
  • have a code of ethics substantially equivalent to that of the NBCC
  • require at least a master’s degree in either the counseling or behavioral science field.

See NBCC exam registration.

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