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
Social and Cultural Foundations
Career and Lifestyle Development
Research and Program Evaluation
Professional Orientation to Counseling
Field Experience (in a counseling setting)
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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