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Counseling - Professional Counseling Licensure Information

The Professional Counseling Program at Lindenwood University is designed to meet the academic requirements toward licensure as a Professional Counselor set forth by the State of Missouri. Upon completion of the Program, students may choose to pursue licensure as a Professional Counselor. Professional licensure is regulated by the Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors. Students applying for licensure as a Professional Counselor through the Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors will need to verify graduate coursework completed at Lindenwood University. In addition to supplying an official copy of graduate transcripts, students will need to document course equivalents of the content areas required by the State of Missouri. To assist with this section of the application, students should reference the Verification of Courswork for Missouri LPC Supervision and/or Licensure document. Students should be aware of the various requirements for the state. Requirements for professional licensure can be found at http://pr.mo.gov.

The National Counselor Examination is administered for Missouri by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). The examination is now a computer based test available at four locations in Missouri; Jefferson City, Kansas City, Springfield, and St. Louis and administered by Applied Measurement Professionals Incorporated. Additional information regarding test administration is included with the examination application. For your convenience a copy of the NCE Candidate is included on this web site. Additional information regarding the NCE is available at the NBCC web site.

If you prefer to sit for a paper-and-pencil exam, the National Counselor Examination, administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), is usually scheduled for the months of January, April, July, and October at different locations throughout Missouri. To obtain an application to take the examination for licensure in Missouri, please contact the committee office at (573) 751-0018, email the committee office couns@mail.state.mo.us and request an application for the counselor examination, or download the application.

Missouri:
Missouri Division of Professional Registration
The Missouri Committee of Professional Counselors is the body that processes license applications.

Missouri Committee of Professional Counselors:
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
Telephone: 573-751-0018
Fax: 573-751-0735
E-mail: couns@mail.state.mo.us

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