Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors - Home Page

Thank you for visiting the Licensed Professional Counselors program webpage. The Department of State Health Services maintains this webpage, but pursuant to Senate Bill 200, regulatory authority over Licensed Professional Counselors has transferred to the Health and Human Services Commission. (HHSC) as of September 1, 2017.


Welcome to the home page of the board that licenses and regulates Licensed Professional Counselors in Texas. This website contains information about Licensed Professional Counselors including license requirements, how to file a complaint, how to contact our office, and more.


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Senate Bill 913 was signed by the governor on Monday, June 17 2013 changing the amount of times an applicant can fail the test before having to meet other requirements. As of this date an applicant can test 3 times before being required to take nine graduate hours in their weakest area or wait two years to retest. This is more in line with the NBCC and national standards. Please see the link “Apply for Licensure” for more information on scheduling the exam.

Last updated April 3, 2019