Legislative Proposals:

The NCBLPC is proposing a) License name change, b) a health care/impaired professional counselor program for Licensed Professional Counselors and c) licensing reciprocity.

Welcome to the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC)

We encourage you to review the website to learn more about the professional counselor licensure process in the state of North Carolina.

Important Message Regarding the NCBLPC Email

CCE experienced an issue with our Exchange server which affected the receipt and delivery of email communication for NCBLPC. We apologize for this inconvenience. If you have sent any time sensitive communication within the past couple of days, we are asking that you please resend it now. We are expecting full restoration within the next couple of days, but we want to respond to any urgent needs immediately. We thank you in advance and again, apologize for any inconvenience that this issue has caused.


The Secretary of State's Office has received reports that a NC company, NC Certificate Service, is mailing out a "2019 Certificate of Existence Request Form" to recently formed companies. The misleading mailing implies that business entities are required to obtain a "Certificate of Existence". The Secretary of State does have a Certificate of Existence that companies registered with their Business Registration Division can request it you choose, for a much smaller fee.

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Interested in Becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor?

NCBLPC licenses Licensed Professional Counselors Associates (LPCAs), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs), and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisors (LPCSs). 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.

Verify a License

Look up, verify and monitor counselor licenses anytime and anywhere. The licensing information on the Board's website comes directly from the Board's licensing records.

Verify License

Find a Counselor

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

Locate Counselor

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.

File Complaint

Our Mission:

The North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional 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.