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Alabama

Dr. Walter Cox, Executive Officer
Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling
950 22nd Street North, Suite 670
Birmingham AL 35203
Phone: (205) 458-8717/(800)822-3307
E-mail: cox7276@aol.com
Exam: NCE

Alaska

Ms. Olivia Orsborn, Licensing Examiner
Board of Professional Counselors Division of Occupational Licensing
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau AK 99811-0806
Phone: (907) 465-2551 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. AST
Fax: (907) 465-2974
E-mail: olivia_orsborn@dced.state.ak.us
WebSite: www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/ppco.htm
Exam: NCE

Arizona

Debra Rinaudo, Executive Director
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
1400 West Washington, Room 350
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-1882; Fax: 604-542-1830
E-mail: behavioral_health@pop.state.az.us
Website: http://aspin.asu.edu/~azbbhe/
Exam requirement: NCE
State credential: CPC

Arkansas

Dr. Ann K. Thomas, Executive Director
Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling
P.O. Box 70
Magnolia AR 71754-0070
Phone: (870)901-7055
Fax: (870)234-1842
e-mail: arboec@ipa.net
WebSite: www.state.ar.us/abec
Exam: NCE / NCMHCE

California

Dean Porter, Associate Director for Professional Counselors
CA Registry of Professional Counselors & Paraprofessionals
2555 East Chapman Avenue, Suite 201
Fullerton CA 92831
Phone: (714) 284-8857
Fax: (714) 871-5132
WebSite: www.california-registry.org
Exams: NCE

Please Note: The CA Registry is a voluntary registry for professional counselors, career counselors, rehab counselors & paraprofessionals in that state. The only state credential counselors may apply for is the Marriage and Family and Child Therapist.

NCCs/ LPCs moving to CA may contact that Board at:
Marriage and Family and Child Therapist Board of Behavioral Sciences
400 R Street, Suite 3150
Sacramento CA 95814-6240
Phone: (916) 445-4933
Fax: (916)-323-0707
E-mail: BBSWebMaster@bbs.ca.gov
WebSite: www.bbs.ca.gov

Colorado

Mr. Gene Merrdink, Administrative Assistant
State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1370
Denver CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-7766
Fax: (303) 894-7790
E-mail: joan.seggerman@state.co.us
WebSite: www.dora.state.co.us/registrations/men.htm
Exam: NCE

Connecticut

Ms. Norma Shea
Dept of Public Health - State of Connecticut
410 Capitol Avenue - MS # 12APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford CT 06134-0308
Phone: (860) 509-7561
Fax: (860) 509-8457
Exam: NCE / NCMHCE

Delaware

Ms. Gayle Franzelino, Administrative Assistant
Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health
861 Silver Lake Blvd. Cannon Building - Suite 203
Dover DE 19904
Phone: (302) 739-4522
Fax: (302) 739-2711
Exam: NCE

District of Columbia

Ms. Graphelia Ramseur, Administrator
D.C. Board of Professional Counseling Dept. of Health
825 N. Capital Street NE, 2nd Floor
Washington DC 20001
Phone: (202)442-4775/(202)442-9200
Fax: (202) 442-9431
Exam: NCE

Florida

Ms. Carole Timin, Regulatory Specialist
Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Bin # C-08
Tallahassee FL 32399-3250
Phone: (850) 245-4444 ext. 3434
Fax: (850) 921-5389
E-mail:carole_timin@doh.state.fl.us
WebSite: www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa
Exam: NCMHCE

Georgia

Ms. Stephanie Stubbs
Examination Development and Testing Unit
Professional Licensing Boards Division237 Coliseum Drive
Macon GA 31217
Phone: (478)207-1670
Fax: (478)207-1676
E-mail: fajayi@sos.state.ga.us
Exam: NCE

Hawaii

There is no licensure law in Hawaii at this time.

Idaho

Ms. Janice Wiedrick, Board Secretary
Idaho State Counselor Licensing Board
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
Owyhee Plaza, 1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise ID 83702-5642
Phone: (208) 334-3233
Fax: (208) 334-3945
E-mail: jwiedric@ibol.state.id.us
Exam: NCE

Illinois

Ms. Cheryl Foxx, Board Liaison
Illinois Department of Professional Regulations
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield IL 62786
Phone: (217) 782-0458 for existing applications
Phone: (217)782-8556 for information/new applications
Fax: (217) 782-7645
Exam: NCE / NCMHCE

Indiana

Mr. Wade A. Lowhorn, Director
IN Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist & Mental Health Counselor Board
Health Professions Bureau
402 W. Washington St., Room 041
Indianapolis IN 46204
Phone: (317)234-2064
To verify License: (888)333-7515
Fax: (317) 233-4236
E-mail: hpb5@hpb.state.in.us
WebSite: www.in.gov/hpb
Exam: NCMHCE

Iowa

Ms. Judith Manning, Board Administrator
Iowa Board of Behavioral Science Examiners
IA Dept. of Public Health
Lucas State Office Building, 5th Floor
Des Moines IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-4413
To verify license: (515)281-4287
Fax: (515) 281-3121
Exam: NCE / NCMHCE

Kansas

Ms. Phyllis Gilmore, Executive Director
Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
712 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka KS 66603-3817
Phone: (785) 296-3240
Fax: (785) 296-3112
E-mail: pamartin@ink.org (new licenses)
E-mail: lvawter@ink.org (general)
WebSite: www.ink.org/public/bsrb
Exam: NCE / NCMHCE

Kentucky

Ms. Nancy L. Block, Director
Division of Occupations and Professions
911 Leawood Drive
Frankfort KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-3296
Fax: (502) 564-4818
Exam: NCE

Louisiana

Ms. Lin Falcon, Administrative Assistant
Licensed Professional Counselors
Board of Examiners
8631 Summa Avenue, Suite A
Baton Rouge LA 70809
Phone: (225) 765-2515
Fax: (225) 765-2514
Exam: NCE

Maine

Ms. Diane Staples, Board Clerk
Maine Board of Counseling Professionals
Licensure State House Station, #35
Augusta ME 04333
Phone: (207) 624-8603
Fax: (207) 624-8637
Exam: NCE

Maryland

Ms. Aileen Taylor, Administrator
State of Maryland
MD Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
Metro Executive Center, 3rd Floor
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore MD 21215-2299
Phone: (410) 764-4732
Fax: (410) 358-1610
Exam: NCE / EMAC

Massachusetts

Ms. Jodi Bornstein, Administrative Assistant
Board Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions
239 Caiseway Street, 5th Floor
Boston MA 02114
Phone for application: (888)817-8283
Phone: (617) 727-3080
Fax: (617)727-2366
Website: http://www.cce-global.org/massexamsch.htm
E-mail: jodi.b.bornstein@state.ma.us
Exam: NCMHCE

Michigan

Ms. Doris Foley, Licensing Administrator
Michigan Board of Counseling
The Office of Health Services
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing MI 48909
Phone: (517) 335-0918
Fax: (517) 373-2179
Exam: NCE

Minnesota

There is no licensure law in Minnesota at this time.

Mississippi

Ms. Ann A. Cox
Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors
319 S. Main St.
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: (601) 362-0616
Fax: (662) 751-4628
Exam: NCE

Missouri

Ms. Loree Kessler, Executive Director
Division of Professional Registration
Committee for Professional Counselors
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-0018
Fax: (573) 526-3489
E-mail: couns@mail.state.mo.us
WebSite: www.ecodev.state.mo.us/pr/counselr/
Exam: NCE

Montana

Ms. Mary C. Hainlin, Program Manager
Board of Social Work Examiners & Professional Counselors
Department of Commerce
Professional & Occupational Licensing Division
301 South Park, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 200513
Helena MT 59620-0513
Phone: (406) 841-2369
Fax: (406) 841- 2309
E-mail: dlibsdswp@state.mt.us
WebSite: www.discoveringmontana.com/dli/bsd/license/bsd_boards/swp_boards/board_page.htm
Exam: NCE / NCMHCE

Nebraska

Mr. Kris Chiles, Credentialing Coordinator
Nebraska Board of Examiners in Mental Health Practice
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-9486
Phone: (402) 471-2117
Fax: (402) 471-3577
Exam: NCE / NCMHCE

Nevada

There is no licensure law in Nevada at this time.

New Hampshire

Ms. Peggy Lynch
New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice
49 Donovan Street
Concord NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-6762
Fax: (603) 271-3950
E-mail: plynch@dhhs.state.nh.us
Exam: NCMHCE

New Jersey

Mr. Dennis Gonzalez, Executive Director
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs State Board of Marriage & Family Therapy Examiners
Professional Counselor Examiners Committee
P.O. Box 45007
Newark NJ 07101
Phone: (973) 504-6415
Fax: (973) 648-3536
Exam: NCE

New Mexico

Ms. Eva Baca
New Mexico Therapy Practice Board Regulation & Licensings Dept.
2055 Pacheco Street, Suite 300
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe NM 87505
Phone: (505) 476-7100
Fax: (505)476-7148
Exam: NCE / NCMHCE

New York

Licensure legislation was introduced in the New York state legislature but has not passed.
For further information on New York licensure issues only, contact:
Judith Ritterman, President
NY Mental Health Counselors
Phone: 631-472-9616
Fax: 631-472-2402
Website: www.legislativeaction.homestead.com/index.html
E-mail: JLR1@optonline.net

DO NOT CONTACT REGARDING NCE DATES, SITES OR FEES.

North Carolina

Mr. Shaun Barbour, Board Administrator
North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 1369
Garner, NC 27529-1369
Phone: (919) 661-0820
Fax: (919) 779-5642
WebSite: www.NCBLPC.org
Exam: NCE

North Dakota

Ms. Marge Ellefson, Executive Secretary
North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners
2112 10th Avenue SE
Mandan ND 58554
Phone: (701) 667-5969
Fax: (701) 667-5969
E-mail: ndbce@btigate.com
WebSite: sendit.nodak.edu/NDBCE
Exam: NCE / NCMHCE

Ohio

Ms. Pat Sposito,Administrative Assistant
Counselor & Social Worker Board
77 South High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus OH 43266
Phone: (614) 466-0912
Fax: (614) 728-7790
Exam: OH

Oklahoma

Mr. Mike Blazi, Administrator
Licensed Professional Counselors Advisory Board
Oklahoma State Dept. of Health
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City OK 73117-1299
Phone: (405) 271-6030
Fax: (405) 271-1918
Exam: NCE

Oregon

Ms. Carol Fleming, Board Administrator
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists
3218 Pringle Road, SE, #160
Salem OR 97302-6312
Phone: (503) 378-5499
E-mail: lpc.lmft@state.or.us
Exam: NCE

Pennsylvania

Ms. Clara Flinchum, Board Administrator
State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg PA 17105
Phone: (717) 783-1389
Fax: (717) 787-7769
E-mail: socialwo@pados.state.pa.us

Rhode Island

Ms. Donna Dickerman, Administrative Officer
RI Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Division of Professional Regulation
3 Capitol Hill, Room 104
Providence RI 02908-5097
Phone: (401) 222-2827 x.106
Fax: (401) 222-1272
E-mail: donnad@doh.state.ri.us
Exam: NCMHCE

South Carolina

Ms. Kate Cox
South Carolina Dept. of Labor Licensing Regulations
Division Professional & Occupational Licensing
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia SC 29211-1329
Phone: (803) 896-4658
Fax: (803) 896-4719
WebSite: www.llr.sc.edu/bel.htm
Exam: NCE / NCMHCE

South Dakota

Ms. Joyce Vos, Executive Secretary
South Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners
1116 S. Minnesota Avenue
P.O. Box 1822
Sioux Falls SD 57101
Phone: (605) 331-2927
Fax: (605) 331-2043
Exam: NCE / NCMHCE

Tennessee

Ms. Sherry Miller, Board Administrator
TN State Board of Professional Counselors, Marital & Family Therapists & Clinical Pastoral Therapist
1st Floor, Cordell Hull Bldg
425 5th Ave. N.
Nashville TN 37247-1010
Phone: (615) 532-3202/(888)310-4650
Fax: (615) 532-5164
WebSite: www.state.tn.us/health
Exam: NCE

Texas

Bobbie Alexander, Administrator
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
1100 West 49th Street
Austin TX 78756-3183
Phone: (512) 834-6658
Fax: (512) 834-6789
WebSite: http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/hcqs/plc/lpc.htm
Exam: TX

Utah

Mr. Dan S. Jones, Bureau Manager
Dept. of Occupational Professional Licensing
160 E 300 S, Box 146741
Salt Lake City UT 84114-6741
Phone: (801) 530-6720
Fax: (801) 530-6511
E-mail: dsjones@utah.gov
WebSite: http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/professional_counselor.html
Exam: NCE / NCMHCE

Vermont

Ms. Dianne LaFaille, Staff Assistant
Secretary of State's Office
Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners
109 State Street
Montpelier VT 05609-1106
Phone: (802) 828-2390
Fax: (802) 828-2465
E-mail: dlafaill@sec.st.vt.us
WebSite: www.sec.state.vt.us
Exam: NCE and NCMHCE

Virginia

Ms. Joyce Williams, Contact
Virginia Board of Professional Counselors
Department of Health Professionals
6606 West Broad Street, Fourth Floor
Richmond VA 23230
Phone: (804) 662-9912
For application: (888) 817-8283[81-STATE]
Exam: VA

Washington

Ms. Shellie Pierce, Program Manager
Health Professions Quality Assurance Division
Health Professions Section Two
1300 S.E. Quince Street
Olympia WA 98504-7869
Phone: Counselor Registration: (360) 236-4902
Mental Health Certification: (360)236-4901
To Verify Credentials:(360)644-4111
Fax: (360) 236-4909
Website: doh.wa.gov
E-mail: karen.sweet@doh.wa.gov
Exam: NCE / NCMHCE

West Virginia

Ms. Jean Ann Johnson, Executive Director
West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling
Marshall University Graduate College
P.O. Box 129
Ona WV 25545
Phone: (304) 767-3061 or (800) 520-3852
Fax: (304) 767-3062
Website: www.state.wv.us/wvbec
E-mail: jajohnson@marshall.edu
Exam: NCE

Wisconsin

Dr. Kimberly Nania, Bureau Director
Wisconsin Department of Regulation Licensing
P.O. Box 8935
Madison WI 53708
Phone: (608) 266-0145
Fax: (608) 267-0644
WebSite: badger.state.wi.us/agencies/drl/Regulation/html/
Exam: NCE

Wyomning

Ms. Veronica Skoranski, Acting Executive Director
Mental Health Professions Licensure Board
First Bank Plaza
2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 201
Cheyenne WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7788
Fax: (307) 777-6005
Exam: NCE