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Welcome to the NCBLCMHC

North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors

We encourage you to review the website to learn more about the clinical mental health counselor licensure process in the state of North Carolina

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Announcements

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Important Update Regarding Proposed Changes to Rules
December 20, 2022

We appreciate all the comments you have submitted in writing and at the hearing regarding the proposed rules. The Board carefully reviewed and considered the comments. In response to these comments, the Board has adopted and filed the amendments to the rules which can be viewed by clicking below.

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Interstate Counseling Compact Update
October 20, 2022

The Counseling Compact offers eligible licensed professional counselors a new method for providing services in other member states. If you are interested in learning more about the Counseling Compact, please use the following link: counselingcompact.org.

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Statement From the NCBLCMHC Executive Board: No Surprise Act
January 28, 2022

For any inquiries regarding the No Surprises Act that went into effect on January 1, 2022, the Board would like to direct you to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website, cms.gov/nosurprises, which offers explanations, useful information and links to additional resources to both providers and consumers.

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In an effort to increase public protection, the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors is providing a listing of counselors that have received disciplinary action from the Board.

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Information about NC clinical mental health counseling licenses and the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (NCBLCMHC) application processes.

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While the license is active it is important to ensure you are properly maintaining your license and keeping your records up-to-date.

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Interested in Becoming a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor?

NCBLCMHC licenses Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors Associates (LCMHCAs), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHCs), and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisors (LCMHCSs). Unless exempt for licensure under NC GS Article 24 § 90-332.1, any person engaged in the practice of counseling in the state of North Carolina must be actively licensed by the Board.

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Board Calendar

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Licensure

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Licensure

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Renewal Requirements

Renewal Requirements

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Distance Counseling Policy

Distance Counseling Policy

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Verify a License

Verify a License

Look up, verify & monitor counselor licenses at anytime. The licensing information comes directly from the Board's licensing records.

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Find a Counselor

Find a Counselor

Use our counselor search tool to find a counselor’s in your area. NCBLCMHC’s counselor search lists individuals that are licensed to practice in North Carolina.

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File a Complaint

File a Complaint

If you wish to file a complaint against a North Carolina licensed professional counselor, you may do so by submitting the complaint to the Board.

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Our Mission:

The North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors’ mission under NC GS Article 24 90-329 states that, it is declared to be the public policy of this State that the activities of persons who render counseling services to the public be regulated to insure the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare.