Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
The Master's program in Counseling Psychology at the KU School of Education prepares graduates who wish to become licensed as a professional counselor. Individuals may want to consider licensure for the following reasons:
- Licensure indicates a commitment to the profession.
- Counselors who practice privately during evenings/weekends should become licensed for legal purposes.
- Most professional counseling organizations support licensure laws.
Requirements for LPC in Kansas
- Individual must be at least 21 years of age.
- Individual must have completed 60 graduate semester hours and a graduate degree in counseling.
- Individual must pass an examination required by the Behavioral Science Regulatory Board, and must have an application on file six weeks prior to the exam.
- Individual must satisfy the board's inquiry that he/she is a person who merits the public's trust.
Professional counselor licensure is regulated by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. For more information on specific Kansas licensure requirements, please visit their web site.