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 To practice counseling related activities › Licensed › Student enrolled in practicum or internship › Work in an exempt setting › Role as an exempt status.

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2  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 (a)(3)a thru b:

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4  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

5  Application fee is a $ $38.00 › $ applicant increasing July 1, 2014 to $ › $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

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7  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

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9  On NCBLPC website  Check the Board’s calendar for deadlines ›  Check the Board’s website of update information ›  Complete application › General information › Credentials (if you have any) › Legal & Ethical History › Education › References › Graduate Counseling Experience (clinical) › Graduate Courses › Photo and Application Validation

10  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

11  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

12  National Counselor Exam (NCE)  GSA-NCE exam is administered on campus during Fall & Spring Semester o Fee is $ to take the exam o 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:  Prior to graduating send NBCC your new address

13  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  Make sure you are completing the North Carolina Exam  The exam is to be complete within six months prior to application or renewal

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15  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: Disclosure/PDS_Instructions_for_LPCA.pdf Disclosure/PDS_Instructions_for_LPCA.pdf › Template:

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17  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

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19  Direct hours  Supervised Experience  Renewal Process

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24  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 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.

25  Start the application process early  Good luck!!!!


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