Professional Counselor

Licensing Authority

Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing
Board of Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK, 99811 -0806
phone: 907.465.2551
fax: 907.465.2974
email: renee.hoffard@alaska.gov


Fees

Application $125
License $400
Biennial renewal $400

Board approved supervisor:
Application $125
Certification $125

Licenses expire on October 31, odd numbered years, and continuing education requirements must be met in order to renew.


Requirements

To receive a license by credentials, applicants must submit verification of holding a license to practice professional counseling in another jurisdiction, current as of the date of application. Applicant must have 60 graduate hours in counseling.

To receive a license by examination, applicants must submit certified transcripts of a master's or doctorate degree in counseling or related professional field; submit verification of having completed at least 3,000 hours of supervised experience in the practice of professional counseling, performed over a period of at least two years under the supervision of a board approved supervisor; verify having at least 1,000 hours of direct counseling with individuals, couples, families, or groups and at least 100 hours of face-to-face supervision; and submit verification of having passed the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification within the last three years.

Supervised experience MUST be accumulated under the supervision of a person that is certified BEFORE the supervision begins as an approved counselor supervisor under 12 AAC 62.200.


Number of Licenses on December 31, 2015

Professional counselors: 651
Supervisors: 347

Last updated January 2016.