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Easy Steps to Ohio LPCC Licensure

After becoming a LPC, if you wish to begin the process to upgrade your license to the LPCC, please complete the following steps. 


1.Submit the LPCC license application and fees. The application can be found at: 

sign into your LPC Dashboard. 

Click APPLY FOR A NEW LICENSE (top right)

When applying you must answer “Yes” to the questions about completing your supervised experience (even if the hours are not yet complete).  After you apply for the LPCC license an exam eligibility letter and exam registration form will be emailed to you.

When you apply for the license please be prepared to take the exam because the eligibility letter is valid for only six months.  Applicants who pay for and register for the exam may forfeit fees if they do not take the exam by the expiration date of the letter of eligibility.    

Please note:  If you passed the PCLE by 2006 you are not required to take the NCMHCE Exam.

2. Complete two years of supervised experience. Your experience must meet the requirements for the LPCC with 50% of your time spent in clinical counseling services, which include the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders under a LPCC with the supervising counselor designation. If you have a doctorate in counseling, you may receive credit for up to one year of supervised practice in a doctoral internship with clinical focus.  Submit a Clinical Field Evaluation & Verification of Supervised Experience to document your doctoral internship hours of supervised practice.

Have each training supervisor complete the Clinical Field Evaluation & Verification of Supervised Experience form, sign across the back of a sealed envelope and return to you. NOTE: You need to document at least two years, at least 1,500 hours for each year and at least 150 hours of supervision. You need a form from each supervisor.

3. Pass the exam. E-mail a copy of your exam results to counseling@cswb.ohio.gov

4Complete BCI & FBI Criminal Background Checks.  Here is a link to the background check instructions:      

5. View the Board’s Laws and Rules Video.

Note: There is no provisional license for the LPCC.