Completion of an eligible Master’s degree or higher in counseling. This achievement is documented with a sealed, official transcript showing degree conferral.
48 semester hours of graduate-level credit with 2 semester hours or greater in 8 content areas listed below and at least 6 semester hours of field experience.
Human Growth and Development Theories in Counseling
Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling
Helping Relationships in Counseling
Group Counseling Theories and Processes
Career Counseling and Lifestyle Development
Assessment in Counseling
Research and Program Evaluation
Professional Orientation to Counseling
Counseling Field Experience
Passing score on the National Counselor Exam (NCE).
Documentation of post-graduate counseling experience and supervision: 3,000 hours with a minimum of 100 hours of counseling supervision--both over a 24-month post-master’s period. Supervisors must hold a master’s degree or higher in a mental health field. (Important Note: The post-master’s experience and supervision requirements are waived for graduate students who have completed CACREP accredited tracks.)
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