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Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

This is a brief overview of the law concerning  Professional Clinical Counselor licensure . It is your responsibility to read the Laws and Rules for a full understanding of the requirements for  Professional Clinical Counselor licensure. 


An LPC may upgrade to a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), after completing two years of training experience under the supervision of an LPCC-S, which includes the diagnosis and treatment of mental & emotional disorders. 


See the LPCC Application Instructions and other links for complete information regarding the LPCC license 


4757-15-02 Scope of practice for a professional clinical counselor

Each professional clinical counselor has a personal competency within the license's scope of practice, which is determined by their education, training and practice as defined within the board’s ethics rules in paragraph 

(A) of rule 4757-5-02 of the Administrative Code. A professional clinical counselor may for a fee, salary, or other considerations: (A) Engage in all practices, principles, methods, and procedures permitted under rule 4757-15-01 of the Administrative Code. 

(B) Engage, as a private practitioner, in the unsupervised diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders as defined in division (F) of section 4757.01 of the Revised Code. 

(C) Independently, as an employee of an agency, without supervision, perform or approve a diagnosis and/or develop or approve a treatment plan as required for record keeping, insurance purposes, accreditation, or governmental requirements. 

(D) Provide work supervision for professional counselors, social workers, social worker temporaries, assistant social workers, and marriage and family therapists; and supervision of chemical dependency counselors and prevention specialists as specified in Chapter 4758. of the Revised Code; and training supervision for students, registered counselor trainees and registered clinical residents per rule 4757-17-01 of the Administrative Code. 

Contact the LPCC Licensure Coordinator