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ERIC Number: EJ875399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1546-2781
Obtaining Counseling Licensure in Alabama
Willis, Brad; Templeton, Maryanne
Alabama Counseling Association Journal, v35 n1 p14-18 Fall 2009
This article describes the historical development of counseling licensure and explains the process for obtaining the Licensed Professional Counselor credential in the state of Alabama. The process of obtaining counseling licensure involves fulfilling an academic requirement, submitting an application, obtaining supervised experience, passing an examination, and some other miscellaneous requirements. Many counselors-in-training find themselves confused about the process of obtaining the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designation in the state of Alabama. This article seeks to reduce such confusion by presenting a concise description of the process required by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling (ABEC). Because the intention for this article is to be brief, what follows is a general description of the requirements for licensure. Exceptions and caveats exist and the interested reader is encouraged to explore the state code of Alabama and the administrative code related to counseling, which can be found at In addition to an overview of the licensure process, the historical development of licensure will also be reviewed.
Alabama Counseling Association. 217 Daryle Street, Livingston, AL 35470. Tel: 888-655-5460; Tel: 205-652-1712; Fax: 205-652-1576; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama