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LPCC Supervised Professional Practice


All of the required professional, post-degree supervision requirements for LPCCs must be completed prior to licensure.  Four-thousand (4,000) supervised post-degree clinical practice hours are required for licensure, regardless of the application route utilized (General, Conversion, or Reciprocity).  All three LPCC licensure applications contain a form entitled “Verification of Completed Supervised Professional Practice” that will gather information from you regarding supervision that you’ve completed.  This form varies on each application so be sure to refer to the form from the application that is most appropriate for your circumstances.

 Supervision Completed to date:
If you have already completed 4,000 supervised clinical practice hours that you wish to have the Board consider, and you have met all other licensing requirements, you may apply at any time.  The Application and Licensure Committee of the Board will review your past supervision at the time it reviews your completed licensure application and determine if the supervision is acceptable for licensure purposes.  Any supervision hours approved by the Committee are completed.  Any hours that are determined by the committee to be deficient must be completed before your license can be granted; read on for information regarding how to conduct supervision that you have yet to accomplish.

Supervision Yet to Accomplish:
If you have supervision yet to complete, and you are applying by the general application method, your supervision must comply with the requirements of Minnesota Statutes section 148B.5301, subdivision 2.  You should use the LPCC Supervision Contract (see the LPCC Application and Other Forms webpage) to ensure that any supervision you are completing adheres to the supervision requirements.

If you have supervision yet to complete, and you are applying by the conversion application method, your supervision must comply with the requirements of Minnesota Statutes section 148B.5301, subdivision 3(a)(7).  It is advised that you use the LPCC Supervision Contract (see the LPCC Applications and Other Forms webpage) to ensure that supervision you are completing is appropriate for licensure purposes.


Who Can Supervise Me?

LPCC Conversion Application Provision: A supervisor who holds the "Approved Supervisor" designation of the Board may provide supervision to LPCs applying for the LPCC under the conversion provision until August 1, 2014, even if the supervisor is a LPC.  After August 1, 2014 the supervisor must:

A.   hold the “Approved Supervisor” designation of the Board or be recognized as a “Mental Health Professional” according to Minnesota Statutes section 245.462, subdivision 18, and section 245.4871, subdivision 27; and

B.   hold an independent-practice, clinical license (supervision provided by a LPC cannot be used for application); and 

C.   have at least two years of postlicensure experience in the delivery of clinical services in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses and disorders.

 
LPCC General Application Provision: Supervision must be provided by a supervisor who:

A.   holds the “Approved Supervisor” designation of the Board or is recognized as a “Mental Health Professional” according to Minnesota Statutes section 245.462, subdivision 18, and section 245.4871, subdivision 27; and

B.   holds an independent-practice, clinical license (supervision provided by a LPC cannot be used for application); and 

C.   has at least two years of postlicensure experience in the delivery of clinical services in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses and disorders.
 
Other Information:

Please review the board web-page regarding LPCC Reciprocity for information about the supervision requirements if you are applying by reciprocity.