Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Apply for a New License - Apply Online

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This web page is only for new Licensed Professional Counselor applicants. If you are unsure about the qualifications required for this type of license, please see the rules, Title 22 TAC, Chapter 681.

Regulatory Services Online Licensing System - Initial Application for Licensed Professional Counselors and Interns (Temporary) ONLY

Licensed Professional Counselors and Interns (Temporary) must now apply for their initial licenses through the new Regulatory Services Online Licensing System. Select the link below to begin the online initial application process. When using the online service, initial license application fees may be paid only using a major credit card.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Interns (Temporary) must now apply online for their initial license through our new system.

Apply for Your Initial License Online through the Regulatory Services Online Licensing System

Once you submit an online application, your fees and information will be processed within 3 business days and routed electronically to The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

You should therefore postmark the other required documents and/or forms listed below on or shortly after the date you submit the online application, to avoid a delay in processing time.

The board recommends that you attach a copy of the "Receipt Page" (the final page you are able to print out when you complete the online application) to any documents you submit to our office.

Additional Information Required of Applicants for Professional Counselor License:
1. Official transcripts verifying all graduate level work and the award of a master’s degree must be submitted to the agency. Official transcripts may be mailed to the agency directly from the university. The applicant may also mail the transcripts in a sealed university envelope.
2. A Supervised Experience Documentation Form verifying completion of the post-graduate internship must be completed and filed with the agency. This must include your supervisor's license verification.

3. If you hold a license issued by another state, you must arrange for the other state to mail verification of your license history and status to this agency.

4. If you are applying for provisional licensure, submit evidence that you have passed a national counseling examination.


Additional Information Required of Applicants for Professional Counselor Intern (Temporary) License:
1. Official transcripts verifying all graduate level work and the award of a master's degree must be submitted to the agency. Official transcripts may be mailed to the agency directly from the university. The applicant may also mail the transcripts in a sealed university envelope.

2. A Practicum Documentation Form verifying completion of the graduate-level practicum must be completed and filed with the agency.

3. A Supervisory Agreement Form must be completed, signed by the applicant and by the supervisor, and submitted to the agency.

4. Proof of passing National Counselor Exam (NCE).

Mail all required information listed above to our office.

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Last updated December 11, 2013
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