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LPC Reciprocity


Application by Reciprocity for the Minnesota LPC

The licenses listed below have already been considered by the Board for reciprocity to the Minnesota LPC.  It is noted next to each license type whether the license was approved or not.  If a license is not listed here, it has not yet been considered for reciprocity to the Minnesota LPC.  
 
To consider a license for reciprocity for the first time, the Board must receive a completed LPC application for licensure, including a copy of all of the regulations relevant to that specific license.  If you hold a license that was not approved for reciprocity to the Minnesota LPC, you will need to apply for LPC licensure under another application method.
 
This list does not indicate whether a Minnesota license will be accepted by a different state licensing agency.  If you are currently licensed in Minnesota and wish to become licensed in a different state, you must contact the appropriate state licensing agency in that state to inquire if your Minnesota LPC will be accepted for reciprocity.
 
Unless otherwise noted, the Board has determined that the approved licenses fulfill the professional supervision requirements for licensure in Minnesota.  Unless otherwise noted, supervision forms that are part of the LPC license application do not need to be completed.
 
Alabama
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved
 
Arizona
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) – Not approved
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved

Arkansas
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) – Not approved
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved
 
Colorado
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved*

*The Colorado LPC is approved for reciprocity, but supervision hours of doctoral-level licensees must be verified.  The total hours of supervised post-degree professional practice must be confirmed in writing directly by the Colorado Board of Counselors or by submission of photocopies of the original licensure forms confirming the supervision completed for licensure.  If your documented hours of approved, supervised, professional practice are less than 2,000, additional supervision must be documented on the Verification of Past Supervised Professional Practice form or arranged on the Supervision Plan form that are part of the BBHT’s license application. Your supervisor will need to provide evidence of his/her supervisory credentials as well.
 
Connecticut
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved
 
Florida
Provisional Licensed Mental Health Counselor (PLMHC) – Not approved
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) – Approved

Georgia
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) – Not approved
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved*

*The Georgia LPC is approved for reciprocity, but supervision hours must be verified.  The total hours of supervised post-degree professional practice must be confirmed in writing directly by the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors or by submission of photocopies of the original licensure forms confirming the supervision completed for licensure.  If your documented hours of approved, supervised, professional practice are less than 2,000, additional supervision must be documented on the Verification of Past Supervised Professional Practice form or arranged on the Supervision Plan form that are part of the BBHT’s license application. Your supervisor will need to provide evidence of his/her supervisory credentials as well.
 
Idaho
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved
 
Illinois
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved if the following two conditions are met:

(1) The Illinois LPC is approved for reciprocity if the license was awarded under Illinois Administrative Code, section 1375.30, subpart (a)(1)(A), which requires a graduate degree for application.  The BBHT must receive official notice from the Illinois licensing authority that states the degree used for licensure.  (Licenses awarded under section 1375.30, subpart (a)(1)(B), which permits licensure with a baccalaureate degree, are not qualified for licensure by reciprocity.), and

(2) Professional supervision hours must be verified.  The total hours of supervised post-degree professional practice must be confirmed in writing directly by the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation or by submission of photocopies of the original licensure forms confirming the supervision completed for licensure.  If your documented hours of approved, supervised, professional practice are less than 2,000, additional supervision must be documented on the Verification of Past Supervised Professional Practice form or arranged on the Supervision Plan form that are part of the BBHT’s license application. Your supervisor will need to provide evidence of his/her supervisory credentials as well.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) – Approved
 
Iowa
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) – Approved
 
Kansas
Licensed Professional Counselor-Temporary (LPC-Temp) – Not approved
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Not approved
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) – Approved
 
Louisiana
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved
 
Maryland
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) – Approved

Massachusetts
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) – Approved
 
Michigan
Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) – Not approved
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved*

*The Michigan LPC is approved for reciprocity, but supervision hours must be verified.  The total hours of supervised post-degree professional practice must be confirmed in writing directly by the Michigan Board of Counselors or by submission of photocopies of the original licensure forms confirming the supervision completed for licensure.  If your documented hours of approved, supervised, professional practice are less than 2,000, additional supervision must be documented on the Verification of Past Supervised Professional Practice form or arranged on the Supervision Plan form that are part of the BBHT’s license application. Your supervisor will need to provide evidence of his/her supervisory credentials as well.
 
Missouri
Counselor In Training (CIT) – Not approved
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) – Not approved
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved

Montana 
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) – Approved
 
Nebraska
Provisional Licensed Mental Health Professional (PLMHP) – Not approved
Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP) – Approved
Certified Professional Counselor (CPC) – Approved
 
New Mexico
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) – Approved
 
New York
Mental Health Counselor Limited Permit (MHC-limited permit) – Not approved
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) - Approved
 
North Carolina
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved
 
North Dakota
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) – Not approved
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) – Approved
 
Ohio
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) – Approved
 
Oklahoma
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved
 
Oregon
Registered Intern – Not approved
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved
 
South Carolina
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved
 
South Dakota
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved
Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health (LPC-MH) – Approved
 
Texas
Temporary Licensed Professional Counselor (Temp-LPC) – Not approved
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved

Virginia
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved
 
Washington
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) - Approved

Wisconsin
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved

Wyoming
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Approved