A "licensed clinical mental health counselor" is a person engaged in the practice of counseling who holds a license as a licensed clinical mental health counselor issued under the provisions of the North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors Act.
Must complete all requirements before license can be issued. (NCGS § 90-336)
For the LCMHCA to LCMHC application, applicants must have an active LCMHCA license at the time the application is reviewed by the Board. LCMHCAs must continue to practice under supervision until the LCMHC license is issued.
The LCMHCA to LCMHC application consists of the following items:
To be licensed as a LCMHC in the state of North Carolina an individual must meet the following requirements:
After July 1, 2022, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
Other regulations were adopted for applicants during the transition period between March 1, 2016 through June 30, 2022. The entirety of the bill can be read here.
Endorsement applicants must have an active, unrestricted license in good standing as a licensed professional counselor, clinical mental health counselor, or equivalent licensure in another state for a minimum of two years directly prior to application.
If disciplinary action has occurred prior to application, each case will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Out-of-State License Verification Form, which is to be completed by the current state licensure board.
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