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Updated: 1/30/2014
Description: Licensed Professional Counselors assess, diagnose and treat individuals with mental, emotional or behavioral disorders using counseling services to address personal growth and wellness, provided through therapeutic relationships with individuals, couples, children, families, groups, and organizations.
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: License requirements - Administrative rules
Duration: 1 year
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  Application: $125 or $172.25 if criminal background check needed
Examination: $75.
Original License: $100.
Renewal: $125 each year
Responsible Agency: Counselors & Therapists, Licensed Professional
Examination Information: Exams are given 1 week each month.
Exam Locations: Bend, Coos Bay, Eugene, Klamath Falls, LaGrande, Medford, Portland, and Salem.
Exam Pass: Nationally established cutoff score. Must pass exam within 2 years after meeting experience requirements for licensure.
Exam Repeat: At least once per year.
Cost of exam paid by license applicant
Continuing Ed Requirements: Licensees must complete 40 clock hours of approved continuing education every two license years, birth month through birth month. Six clock hours of the 40 must be ethics training.
Bonding Requirements: None
Insurance Requirements: None
Prerequisites: 1. Master's degree in counseling or a related mental health degree from an accredited college or university.
2. 2,400 hours of supervised clinical experience.
3. Passage of national competency exam and Oregon law and rules exam.
Application Form: Multiple forms required, which are posted on the Board's website
Renewals: Licenses are renewed annually during the licensee's birth month and may be renewed online. 
Service Links:  Application Forms
 Application Instructions
 Licensee Directory
contact Agency Contact Information
Required Documentation: Application form
College transcript
Documentation of clinical experience
Documentation of passage of national exam
Professional disclosure statement

Other documents may be required, depending on application method.

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: Counselors & Therapists, Licensed Professional
E-mail Address: lpct.board@state.or.us
Phone: 503-378-5499
Mail Address: Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists
3218 Pringle Road SE, #250
Salem, OR 97302 - 6312
Website Information: http://www.oregon.gov/OBLPCT/Pages/index.aspx

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