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Professional Licensure and Certification Information for Counseling Degree Programs

The University of North Georgia offers degree programs that meet the educational requirements students need to apply for professional licensure and certifications in Georgia. The programs may not meet education requirements for licensure or certification in other states.

Students who plan to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Georgia should contact the program coordinator and appropriate licensing entity for additional information and guidance.

Master of Science in Counseling

Professional Licensure or Certification Disclosure

Upon completion of the program, University of North Georgia (UNG) graduates will have satisfied all educational requirements for counseling licensure in the state of Georgia.

The Master of Science in Counseling curriculum does not satisfy educational requirements for licensure in the following 49 states, U.S. territories, and District of Columbia:

Alabama
Colorado
Idaho
Kentucky
Michigan
Nebraska
New York
Oregon
Tennessee
Washington
American Samoa
Alaska
Connecticut
Illinois
Louisiana
Minnesota
Nevada
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Texas
West Virginia
CNMI
Arizona
Delaware
Indiana
Maine
Mississippi
New Hampshire
North Dakota
Rhode Island
Utah
Wisconsin
Guam
Arkansas
Florida
Iowa
Maryland
Missouri
New Jersey
Ohio
South Carolina
Vermont
Wyoming
Puerto Rico
California
Hawaii
Kansas
Massachusetts
Montana
New Mexico
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Virginia
District of Columbia
U.S. Virgin Islands

For More Information

Applicants are encouraged to determine the specific requirements for any jurisdiction, including the state of Georgia, in which they intend to teach, by contacting the jurisdiction board.

Visit the American Counseling Association website for board contact information.

State of Georgia Contact

The Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
GA Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists website
Phone: 844-753-7825 (A call center agent will provide assistance.)

Contact UNG

Department of Counseling
Email: cmhc@ung.edu
Phone: 470-239-3028

Discipline-Specific Accreditation or Approval Agency

Graduates of the UNG counseling program are eligible for one or more state and national credentials.

Because the Counseling program is CACREP-approved, all fully enrolled students can take the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) during their last semester of the program. The NCE is the first step toward becoming a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia (and many other states). The NCC credential is a prerequisite for several specialty certifications offered by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), including school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, addictions counseling, and clinical supervision.

This information was posted on July 1, 2020. Some information might have changed since the update.

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