Cairn’s MS in Counseling Program

Cairn University’s MSC program is a 60 credit master’s program which consists of coursework that equips students to begin the process of obtaining licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. Graduates of the MSC program have also utilized their coursework to pursue and obtain licensure in many other states*.  In many states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the educational requirement for licensure as a counselor is 60 credits.

*If you are a graduate or prospective student who is interested in pursuing licensure in a state other than Pennsylvania or New Jersey, please contact the Chair of Counseling and Psychology to discuss program compatibility.

Licensure Requirements

State licensure requirements vary from state to state and the process of determining state requirements can be confusing. If you would like assistance in this process, please feel free to contact the Chair of Counseling and Psychology. Below, we also have provided a list of State websites with various links for your convenience.

State Websites for Counseling Licensure

Updated: August 30, 2018.
Please report any outdated links or information to Jeff Black, Chair of Counseling and Psychology (jblack@cairn.edu).


Alabama

Associate Licensed Counselor & Licensed Professional Counselor


Alaska

Licensed Professional Counselor


Arizona

Licensed Associate Counselor & Licensed Professional Counselor


Arkansas

Licensed Associate Counselor & Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Website
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Applications
  • Educational Requirements: See section 3.7 of Rules and Regulations
    • Core Course Requirements Form: Select “All Application Forms” tab on Applications page
  • Reciprocity: See section 9.1 of Rules and Regulations

California

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor


Colorado

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, Licensed Professional Counselor


Connecticut

Licensed Professional Counselor


District of Colombia

Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Website: Select Tabs – Health Professionals, Licensing Boards, scroll and select “Board of Professional Counseling”
  • Rules & Regulations: Select “DC Municipal Regulations for Professional Counseling” on “Board of Professional Counseling” page
  • Applications: Select “Professional Counseling Application Package” on “Board of Professional Counseling” page
  • Educational Requirements: See Rules & Regulations (pp.2-4)
    • Course Form: Found on “Professional Counseling Application Package” page

Delaware

Associate Counselor of Mental Health & Professional Counselor of Mental Health


Florida

Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Georgia

Associate Professional Counselor & Licensed Professional Counselor


Hawaii

Mental Health Counselor


Idaho

Licensed Professional Counselor & Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor


Illinois

Licensed Professional Counselor & Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor


Indiana

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate & Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Iowa

Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Kansas

Licensed Professional Counselor & Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor


Kentucky

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor


Louisiana

Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselor


Maine

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor


Maryland

Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor


Massachusetts

Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Michigan

Limited License, Full Professional Counselor License by Examination


Minnesota

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor


Mississippi

Licensed Professional Counselor


Missouri

Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor


Montana

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor


Nebraska

Provisional Mental Health Practitioner, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner


Nevada

Clinical Professional Counselor Intern, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor


New Hampshire

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor


New Jersey

Licensed Associate Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor


New Mexico

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor


New York

Licensed Mental Health Counselor


North Carolina

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, Licensed Professional Counselor


North Dakota

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor


Ohio

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor


Oklahoma

Licensed Professional Counselor


Oregon

Licensed Professional Counselor


Pennsylvania

Licensed Professional Counselor


Rhode Island

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor


South Carolina

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, Licensed Professional Counselor


South Dakota

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor – Mental Health


Tennessee

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Services Provider designation (LPC/MHSP)


Texas

Provisional License, Licensed Professional Counselor


Utah

Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor


Vermont

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor


Virginia

Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Website
  • Rules & Regulations
  • Applications
  • Educational Requirements: See Rules & Regulations and click on link “Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling (7-3-2014)”, go to “Part II. Requirements for Licensure”

Washington

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, Licensed Mental Health Counselor


West Virginia

Licensed Professional Counselor


Wisconsin

Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Website
  • Rules & Regulations: See Chapters MPSW 10-14
  • Applications: See main website, scroll down to “Application for Licensure”
  • Educational Requirements: See Rules & Regs.: MPSW14

Wyoming

Provisional Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor

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