To practice counseling related activities › › › › Licensed Student enrolled in practicum or internship Work in an exempt setting Role as an exempt status Counseling activities › Direct counseling experience consists of live contact with individuals, groups, and families through counseling as defined in G.S.90330(a)(3)a thru b: LPCA › Licensed Professional Counselor Associate › Restricted license must have supervision LPC › Licensed Professional Counselor › Unrestricted license supervision not required LPCS › Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor › Board approved supervisor & supervision not required Application fee is a $100.00 + $38.00 › $100.00 applicant increasing July 1, 2014 to $200.00 › $38.00 finger print Restricted counseling work is supervised › Must have 1 hour of face-to-face supervision for every 40 hours of professional practice › 100 hours of supervision must be individual meetings To apply for LPC › 3000 hours of supervised professional practice post degree, of which 2000 hours must be direct counseling › Working not less than 8 hours & no more than 40 hours per week. Changing July 1, 2014 to can only renew LPCA twice Regionally accreditation institution One course per section Courses with unclear titles attached syllabus › Appalachian State University course titles do not need a syllabus › Counseling theories and technique is Helping Relationship on the new applicant On NCBLPC website www.ncblpc Check the Board’s calendar for deadlines › http://www.ncblpc.org/general-info/calendar Check the Board’s website of update information › http://www.ncblpc.org/# Complete application › › › › › › › › General information Credentials (if you have any) Legal & Ethical History Education References Graduate Counseling Experience (clinical) Graduate Courses Photo and Application Validation Sealed Official Conferred Degree Transcript National Counselor Exam Professional Disclosure Statement Jurisprudence Exam Verification of Graduate Counseling Experience form for both practicum & internship Finger Prints Supervision Contract-need before you start practicing Before graduating order from the registrar office your sealed conferred official transcripts to be directly sent to each: › NBCC – needs your sealed official transcript with conferred date sent by Appalachian State University before releasing your GSA-NCE scores to NCLPCB › NCLPCB It can take 4 to 6 weeks for each organization to receive your transcript National Counselor Exam (NCE) GSA-NCE exam is administered on campus during Fall & Spring Semester o o Fee is $295.00 to take the exam List-serve for GSA-NCE announcement Request Appalachian State University to send an official sealed transcript showing degree conferral date Request NBCC to send your test scores to NCLPCB: http://www.ncblpc.org/ncblpc-forms Prior to graduating send NBCC your new address Licensure & renewal Print completed certificate & include with the application Administrative fee $25.00 No fail Administrator by Center for Credentialing and Education via the i-counseling website www.i-counseling.net Make sure you are completing the North Carolina Exam The exam is to be complete within six months prior to application or renewal Must be provided to clients prior to counseling services starting A signed copy must be maintained in the client record(s) Must include information as listed in Rule .0204 › Instructions: http://www.ncblpc.org/forms/06_Professional_ Disclosure/PDS_Instructions_for_LPCA.pdf › Template: http://www.ncblpc.org/ncblpc-forms Verification of Graduate Counseling Experience › All University supervisor – Practicum & Internship Supervision Contract – send with application if possible › Must be approved before counseling services begin › LPCS – Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor › Approved Board Supervisor – Qualified Supervisor Direct hours Supervised Experience Renewal Process Plan ahead › Send in application at least three weeks before the board deadline with a returned receipt › Include all documents as stated in earlier slide Be Patient › Do not call or e-mail the board once and after completely reviewing the website › All documents need to be received and reviewed prior to being award licensure › Each organization can take about 4 to 6 weeks to send materials or notify you including the NCLPCB › Remember to log-in and check status before contacting the board – keep the board letter with your login information Be Wise › Send supervision contract in with application so that your supervisor can be approved along with your application. › You can not start working until your supervisor receives notice that your supervisor has been approved. Start the application process early Good luck!!!!