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Counselor Licensure Information

(614) 466-0912 - (614) 728-7790 FAX - cswmft.info@cswb.state.oh.us
CSWMFT Board - 50 West Broad Street, Suite 1075
Columbus, Ohio 43215-5919

1. Counselor Trainee (CT) Information:
a.CT Frequently Asked Questions - For Counselor Trainees (CT) to find answers to most any question they may encounter about holding a CT.
b. CT Initial Application - For Counselor Trainee (CT) to register their clinical supervisor (CT fills in their part & provides to supervisor to complete and submit).
c. CT Extension - For Counselor Trainee (CT) to update or change information affecting their existing registration including change of supervisor.
d. Internship Supervision Evaluation Form - For counseling interns to obtain supervisor evaluation of intern (one form required for each supervisor and/or location w/i 30 days of completion).

2. Professional Counselor (PC) Information:
a. PC Application Instructions
b. Link to check status of Application online
c. Course Worksheet Form - For applicants from non-Ohio programs to list all courses in each subject area with explanation pages.
d. PC Licensure Exam Guide for Graduates of Ohio Schools
e. PC request NCE exam - For individuals wanting to take the PC examination.
f. Internship Supervision Evaluation Form - For counseling interns to obtain supervisor evaluation of intern (one form required for each supervisor and/or location w/i 30 days of completion).
g. PC Supervision Designation Form
h. Out-of-State Applicants Information

3. Professional Counselor - Clinical Resident (CR) Information:
a. CR Application Instructions
b. CR Supervision Requirements for PCC- For Clinical Resident (CR), lists supervision requirements for earning hours under supervision.
c. CR Application - Online - For Clinical Resident (CR) to apply for registration and document their initial clinical supervisor (CR complete application & supervisor is emailed to complete process). You must have an active PC license to use a counselor resident registration.
d. CR Application - Paper - For Clinical Resident (CR) to apply for registration and document their initial clinical supervisor (CR complete application & supervisor is emailed to complete process). You must have an active PC license to use a counselor resident registration.
e. Form to document supervised hours - For evaluation of PC working under PCC supervision as a clinical resident to document hours. You must have an active PC license to use a counselor resident registration. For Clinical Resident to obtain supervisor evaluation (at completion of 1,500 and 3,000 hours of supervision). You must have two full years of supervision documented.
f. PCC Application Instructions

4. Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC):
a. PCC Application Instructions
b. CR Supervision Requirements for PCC- For Clinical Resident (CR), lists supervision requirements for earning hours under supervision.
c. Link to check status of Application online
d. PCC Exam Approval Form & Licensure Requirements
e. Form to document supervised hours - For evaluation of PC working under PCC supervision as a clinical resident to document hours. You must have an active PC license to use a counselor resident registration. For Clinical Resident to obtain supervisor evaluation (at completion of 1,500 and 3,000 hours of supervision). You must have two full years of supervision documented.
f. Out-of-State Applicants Information

5. PCC Supervision Designation (PCC-S):

6. Out-of-state Counselor Applicant:

7. Exam Pre-Approval:
a. PC applicants take the NCE exam through NBCC
b. PCC applicants take the NCMHCE through NBCC
c. NBCC Exam Handbook
d. NBCC Study Guides
e. If you have a degree in counseling, either a masters or doctoral, you will need to submit:
1. Exam Preapproval Application - form to request NCE or NCMHCE exam
2. NBCC Exam Registration - form to register with NBCC once approved by the Board
3. Take your driver's license or state ID to exam

8. Supervision hours required for PCC licensure:

9. BCI & FBI Criminal Record Checks:

10. Laws & Rules Exam:
a. Laws & Rules Exam Link
b. After completing the exam, PC & PCC applicants forward the certificate of completion to: rena.elliott@cswb.state.oh.us

11. Renewal Information:
a. Counselors may take fifteen of the thirty hours of their CEUs through distance learning.
b. General Renewal Information
c. Continuing Education Requirements
d. Renew online here
e. CEU Post Program approval form for Counselors - for out-of-state or distance learning CEU approvals

12. Laws & Rules PDF:
a. Laws & Rules Adobe PDF File - Open and use Bookmark to find particular statute or rule
b. Ethics & Investigations
c. Laws & Rules Web Page
d. Disciplined Licensees

13. Board Meetings:

14. Professional Counselor Practice:

15. What if I have a criminal history?

16. Address Change, Name Change or New Wall Certificate:

17. Ethics Questions:

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18. License Verification:

a. Out-of-State License Verification to Another Board
b. Ohio License Online Verification - To verify all Board licensees (searchable database).
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19. Prominently Display License:

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