Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Ky.gov An Official Website of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

The purpose of the Board of Professional Counselors is to administer and enforce the statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public. The board examines and licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession as a professional counselor. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality. The board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 335.500.

The board is a self-supporting agency and receives no General Fund tax appropriation.  It is funded entirely through fees assessed for licensing its professionals.
 
The Office of Occupations and Professions anticipates online renewals will not be available after 4:00 PM on April 21, 2016, until further notice.  As we transition to a new platform, users may download forms from the “Resources” tab then “Applications and Forms”.  
 
Please avoid phone calls to Occupations and Professions staff during this period to allow processing of paper applications. Priorities will be given to occupations and professions without grace periods or to those with billing issues related to end of month licensure.
 
It is our hope this will be a brief interruption in our online abilities and the licensing system will be a substantial improvement in user access and expectations.
 
New licensure regulations effective February 5, 2016
Please review KAR 36:030 by clicking the yellow resources tab above and selecting Kentucky Administrative Regulations.
 
2016 Continuing Education information
Anyone that completed 3 CE hours on domestic violence, 6 hours of continuing education in suicide assessment, treatment, and management, or 3 CE hours on law prior to February 5th, 2016 – The Board considers any course sponsored or approved by one of the providers listed in 201 KAR 36:030 section 3(1) approved to meet the requirements of KRS 210.366 and 201 KAR 36:030 section 2.
 
Anyone that completed 3 CE hours on domestic violence, 6 hours of continuing education in suicide assessment, treatment, and management, or 3 CE hours on law  after to February 5th, 2016 – The Board considers any course sponsored or approved by one of the providers listed in 201 KAR 36:030 section 3(1) and was instructed by a LPCA or LPCC to be approved to meet the requirements of KRS 210.366 and 201 KAR 36:030 section 2.
 
Anyone that has not yet completed 3 CE hours on domestic violence, 6 hours of continuing education in suicide assessment, treatment, and management, or 3 CE hours on law – The Board considers any course sponsored or approved by one of the providers listed in 201 KAR 36:030 section 3(1) and instructed by a LPCA or LPCC to be approved to meet the requirements of KRS 210.366 and 201 KAR 36:030 section 2.  There are lists of approved courses available on our website for your reference. Click on the yellow “Resources” tab and select the appropriate CE type.