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.


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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2019 Online renewal now available, deadline is June 30, 2019

If your license is due to expire June 30, 2019, please visit our License Renewal page for updated 2019 renewal guidelines. The Board has a new simplified renewal process, unless you are selected for audit.

Save time, renewal online! The Board is excited to provide the renewal process online.
To renew your license, please visit the Counselor Portal page to renew your account today.

If your license lapsed on June 30, 2018, you may renew your license by completing a late renewal packet. Your renewal must include the renewal fee of $200, a late fee of $75, and 20 additional hours of continuing education. Please visit our License Renewal page for the renewal guidelines. You have one year from the date of expiration, June 30, 2018, to renew your license. Therefore, you must renew your license no later than June 30, 2019. Licensees who do not renew during that time will need to reapply for licensure and will be subject to the rules in place at that time.

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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.