New Jersey State Requirements for LPC Licensure

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LPC stands for licensed professional counselor. According to the American Counseling Association, professional counselors use many different approaches to help people increase their wellness, personal growth or career development. LPCs may also help people with mental illnesses or addictions cope with their diseases.

State Regulation

  • In New Jersey, LPCs are regulated by the Professional Counselor Examiners Committee. This committee also oversees licensed associate counselors and licensed rehabilitation counselors.

    State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners
    PO Box 45007
    Newark, NJ 07101
    (973) 504-6415 or (973) 504-6582
    http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/proc/

General Educational Requirements

  • New Jersey LPCs must complete 60 credits of a master's degree or doctoral program in counseling. The American Counseling Association provides an excellent guide for how to choose a graduate program.

Specific Educational Requirements

  • Forty-five of the required 60 graduate semester hours required of New Jersey LPCs must be distributed in counseling theory and practice; the helping relationship; human growth and development and maladaptive behavior; lifestyle and carer development; group dynamics, processing, counseling and consulting; appraisal of individuals; social and cultural foundations; research and evaluation; and the counseling profession.

Supervised Experience Requirements

  • Applicants may either complete 4,500 supervised hours or 3,000 supervised hours and 30 more graduate credits after completion of the master's degree. These 30 credits must be in areas relevant to counseling. Examples include seminars on addiction or family mediation.

Examination Requirement

  • All applicants for LPC licensure in New Jersey must pass the National Counselor Examination (N.C.E) and submit an official score copy from the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Other Requirements

  • A potential licensed professional counselor must be in good legal standing and cannot be in default on student loans or owe back child-support payments.

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