Licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia requires the student to pursue three years of supervised practice after the completion of Masters Degree program. An examination, the National Counselor Examination (NCE), is required for all students seeking licensure. This test, administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), is also required for certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). The Counselor Education Program coordinates with NBCC to offer the National Counselor Exam (NCE) at GRU as a convenience for students during October and April.
For those individuals interested in pursuing licensure in Georgia as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), the program also offers a beginning course sequence that can be pursued during and following the Masters Degree program that will allow the student to pursue LMFT licensure. This is a service sequence and will be offered when faculty resources are available. Graduation from the Counselor Education Program at GRU does not meet all the requirements for LMFT licensure.
Inquiries regarding counselor licensure should be directed to the appropriate state agency.
All inquiries regarding certification as an NCC should be directed to:
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.
3 Terrace Way, Suite D
Greensboro, NC 27403-3660
Tel: (336) 547-0607
Fax: (336) 547-0017
Inquiries related to LPC licensure in Georgia should be directed to:
Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
Tel: (478) 207-1670
Fax: (478) 207-1676
Inquiries related to LPC licensure in South Carolina should be directed to:
SC Board of Examiners for Counselors and Therapists
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Tel: (803) 896-4658
Fax: (803) 896-4719