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Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

Department of Professional Licensing

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Click the following links for memos from the Board regarding COVID-19: 

April 2, 2020​

March 31, 2020​

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 Semi-Annual Reports are no longer be required for Licensed Professional Counselor Associates. 


Online Initial and Reinstatement Applications Licensing Information:
 Applicants can now submit initial and reinstatement licensing applications online for the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors.
LPCAs can apply for an LPCC license at 

  • Select ‘Initial License Application’ menu option.
Current licensees can apply at  
  • Select ‘Initial License Application’ menu option.
If you are not licensed with a board at Department of Professional Licensing, applicants can apply online at 


 LPCC-S status check - Please refer to the LPCC Supervisor List by clicking LPCC-Supervisor List.  If you see that you do not have a Supervision Training Expiration Date next to your name that means you are entered in the eServices system as LPCC-S certified.  Please log into your eServices account and print a certificate and you will see a gold star with the letter S inside reflecting LPCC-S status.


Do you need to find a licensed person with the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors? 

You can now search the Active License Directory located here that will allow you to search for a licensed individual by Board, License Type, Region and/or County.  

In addition, you can verify a license by clicking here.

*Please note:  Licensees have the option to publicize information or leave it unavailable.  The  Department of Professional Licensing believes this information will be useful and serve public protection.


Do you need to renew your license?  Go to your eServices account by clicking this link:
Continuing Education information
All licensees are required to complete three continuing education (CE) hours on domestic violence, six hours of continuing education in suicide assessment, treatment, and management, and three 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) approved to meet the requirements of KRS 210.366 and 201 KAR 36:030 section 2.