ERIC Number: ED456402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Is Licensure in Your Future?
Porter, Dean; Gildon, Mary Clare; Zgliczynski, Susan
Counselor licensing is an important issue in California. This paper discusses the current licensure situation in California and how other states handle licensure. Also examined are the positions of the national professional organization, the American Counseling Association, and the national credentialing body, the National Board for Certified Counselors. The background of counselor licensure in California is discussed and possible solutions for California's licensure dilemma are offered. Current efforts being made toward licensure are explained, and recommendations for the next steps to be taken are given. The California LICENSURE questionnaire is included. Also provided are a chart comparing counselor licensure at the national level and in California and recommended changes for counselor licensure in California. (MKA)
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, Counselor Certification, Counselors, Credentials, Federal Regulation, Professional Associations, State Regulation
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: California