Welcome to the NCBLCMHC
North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors
We encourage you to review the website to learn more about the clinical mental health counselor licensure process in the state of North Carolina
NCBLCMHC Continuing Education Requirements
NCBLCMHC would like to remind licensees to refer to our website and administrative rules regarding continuing education requirements. As a reminder, continuing education training provided by one of the following national organizations, their affiliates or by a vendor approved by one of the following organizations shall be approved:
- American Counseling Association (counseling.org);
- American Association of State Counseling Boards (aascb.org);
- National Board for Certified Counselors (nbcc.org); and
- Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (crccertification.com).
Important Announcement Regarding Supervision Contracts
October 25, 2023
ATTENTION: Effective Jan. 31, 2024, the NCBLCMHC will not retroactively approve supervision contracts or supervision hours earned without an approved supervision contract on file.
Important Update Regarding Proposed Changes to Rules
February 1, 2023
The amendments to the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors Administrative Rules 21 NCAC 53 .0206 and 21 NCAC 53 .0701 became effective on February 1, 2023. However, please note that some sections of these rules will not come into effect until July 1, 2025.
Interstate Counseling Compact Update
October 20, 2022
The Counseling Compact offers eligible licensed professional counselors a new method for providing services in other member states. If you are interested in learning more about the Counseling Compact, please use the following link: counselingcompact.org.
In an effort to increase public protection, the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors is providing a listing of counselors that have received disciplinary action from the Board.
Information about NC clinical mental health counseling licenses and the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (NCBLCMHC) application processes.
Interested in Becoming a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor?
NCBLCMHC licenses Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors Associates (LCMHCAs), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHCs), and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisors (LCMHCSs). Unless exempt for licensure under NC GS Article 24 § 90-332.1, any person engaged in the practice of counseling in the state of North Carolina must be actively licensed by the Board.Apply Now
Renewal RequirementsLearn More
Distance Counseling PolicyLearn More
Verify a License
Look up, verify & monitor counselor licenses at anytime. The licensing information comes directly from the Board's licensing records.Verify A License
Find a Counselor
Use our counselor search tool to find a counselor’s in your area. NCBLCMHC’s counselor search lists individuals that are licensed to practice in North Carolina.Locate A Counselor
File a Complaint
If you wish to file a complaint against a North Carolina licensed professional counselor, you may do so by submitting the complaint to the Board.File A Complaint
The North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors’ mission under NC GS Article 24 90-329 states that, it is declared to be the public policy of this State that the activities of persons who render counseling services to the public be regulated to insure the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare.