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Licensed Counselor Counseling

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I researched the Texas state laws and the Oregon state laws for the licensing of professional counselors. The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors requires a graduate level degree, supervised practicum experience, passing score for the National Counselor Exam and the Texas Jurisprudence Exam, and an internship. Texas offers two levels of credentialing which are the Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-I) and the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). As a LPC-I, the person is allowed to practice as a counselor while gaining the experience and intern hours needed to be a Licensed Professional Counselor (Counseling licensure in Texas, 2015).
The person seeking credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor must
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This internship is 3000 clock-hours with at least 1,500 being direct client care (Texas State Board of Examiners, 2015). The intern hours may not be completed in less than 18 months and not longer than 5 years (Counseling licensure in Texas, 2015). After completing the internship, the person will apply to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors for the LPC title (Counseling licensure in Texas, 2015). A LPC license must be renewed every two years. The person must complete 24 hours of continuing education credit and retake the Texas Jurisprudence examination every renewal period (Counseling licensure in Texas, 2015).
Lamar University meets all the Texas state requirements to prepare a candidate for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. Since I am seeking a Texas license, I will not need to take additional coursework to complete my graduate program.
Oregon state laws are similar to Texas laws. As in Texas, Oregon requires a graduate level degree, supervised clinical experience, passing a national competency exam and an internship. Oregon also has two levels of credentialing which are a Registered Intern and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) (Board of licensed professional counselors, n.d.).
A person seeking credentials as a LPC in Oregon must earn a graduate degree in a mental health field from a college or university accredited by the
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