Several changes to the North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor administrative rules that govern Article 24 Licensed Professional Counselors Act are being proposed.

A public hearing was held on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at 10:00AM at the Wingate Inn in Garner, NC.  Dr. Jack Culbreth attended this hearing on behalf of NCCA.

The public comment period runs until January 14, 2014.  I encourage you to review ALL the proposed changes (see below for summary of proposed changes) and direct all questions and concerns to:

Beth Holder


P.O. Box 1369

Garner, NC 27529


You can view the official description of the changes here (beginning on page 1029 (Chapter 53—Board of Licensed Professional Counselors):

Summary of topics covered in proposed rules changes:

  • Increase in fees (application, renewal, and other)
  • Changes to the Professional Disclosure Statement
  • Supervision does not count towards
  • Supervisor Qualifications
  • Supervision hours do NOT count toward professional practice hours (same will apply to practicum and internship)
  • Guidelines for postgraduate group supervision
  • Definition of live supervision to include streaming synchronous web-based
  • Guidelines for those licensed in other states
  • Guidelines for military personnel and military spouses licensed in other states and practicing in NC
  • Examination guidelines
  • Length of application status
  • Name and address change policies for applicants and licensees
  • Continuing education credit policies
  • Coursework required for application


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