The professional counseling program track is an approved program by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) and leads to a LPC-IT endorsement.
Licensing for professional counseling graduates includes:
- Completion of 45 credits* and earn the Master’s degree
- Completion of 700 hour practicum/internship
- Post-Graduation: obtaining a training license
- Post-Graduation: Passing the NCE exam
- Post-Graduation: Completing 3000 hours in an agency under the supervision of a licensed professional counselor or other mental health professional as approved by the state.
- Licensure is State Specific: Students seeking licensure in another state are responsible for checking with that state for licensing requirements, transfer processes or reciprocity agreements.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Undergraduate degree in a related field such as education, psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice, nursing or ministry
Students may also be endorsed for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Training 130 License. See the counseling program director for specifics on SAC-IT endorsement requirements.
Note: Professional Counseling credit requirements are currently 45. The Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services is changing the requirement to 60 credits after September 1, 2018.