LPC Supervision Requirements

LPC supervision requirements

LPC Supervision Requirements

A Listing of All 50 States' LPC Supervision Requirements

Below is a complete listing of all 50 U.S. state LPC supervision requirements. In order to become licensed in your or transfer your LPC license to another state, you first need to determine if that state will accept your supervisor.

This list includes training and other LPC supervision requirements even as their titles vary. For example LPC LMHC, LCPC, and many others. This list specifically specifically addresses what defines an approved supervisor in your state and not hours or years required since you must first select a board approved supervisor or your hours of supervision could not be accepted.

However, since many of the links in this listing lead directly to the state's complete licensing requirements, in some instances you can also use this guide for LPC licensure requirements,  distance/telemental health supervision and license reciprocity and endorsement. Always consult your state licensing board for confirmation and clarification for license requirements.

How To Use This Guide

1) Six Essential Comparison Criteria for Approval of an LPC Supervisor 

We determined there are six essential comparison criteria which determine LPC supervisor requirements:

1) Coursework and continuing education required to be an approved clinical supervisor.
2) The scope of training required:
     a) Minimal - simple or no training.
     b) Moderate - continuing education/coursework. Whether recertification is required.
     c) Extensive - continuing education/coursework. Whether recertification is required.

3)  This is mostly for informational purposes. Supervision and other licensing requirements are written into either state statute/ law or board rules. When written into law, the supervision requirements tend to be less likely to change (passing legislation can take a long time). When written into board rules the requirements may be more flexible. 

4)  and 5) Whether being an approved supervisor means a state-issued credential, a national professional association issued credential (NBCC, AMHCA, AAMFT), or no credential.

6) Whether a national clinical supervision credential can be substituted for the state's other approval criteria. 

2) Review the Detailed LPC Supervision Requirements at the State Board Website

Visit the links below for complete supervision requirements law or rules. You can compare equivalency of state requirements to determine whether your supervision could be accepted by other states. 

For example, if you are pursuing a Georgia LPC license and currently practice in a different state you will want to determine whether Georgia will accept your supervisor's experience or credentials.

You may want to use this information to make initial determinations about LPC supervisor eligibility.

You can also use these counselor supervisor requirements by state to target specific states in which you want to develop a telemental health LPC supervision practice.

3) Obtain Final Clarification from That State's Counseling Board

If you believe your supervisor is or could be accepted by that state's licensing board, click on the links below to contact that board directly and ask what should be your next steps.

Here is the listing:

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Extensive
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Statute
State Issued Credential: No,
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: 5
National Credentials Accepted: NBCC ACS, AAMFT, AMHCA AS, AAPC Diplomate

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Minimal
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Statute and Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: 5 
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: N/A

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Extensive
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Statute
State Issued Credential: Yes, Renewal and biennial CE requirements.
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: 2
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: NBCC ACS, AAMFT 

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Extensive with Oral Exam
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: Yes
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: 3
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Not specified

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Advanced
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Statute
State Issued Credential: No
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential: yes
Years Required Post Licensure: 2
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Not specified

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Minimal
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: Not specified
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Not specified

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: No
Scope: N/A
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules and Policies
State Issued Credential: No
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential: No
Years Required Post Licensure: Not specified.
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: N/A

lpc supervision requirements

LPC Supervision Requirements Education and Training: Yes
Scope: Minimal
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Statute and Rules/Regs
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: 2 if DE License, 5 if Out of State
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Not specified

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Refer Directly to Rules
Scope: Moderate
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential: N/A
Years Required Post Licensure: Refer Directly to rules.
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: NBCC ACS

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: For telemental health supervision. See below.
Scope: Extensive
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: Yes
Years Required Post Licensure: 3 if Master's Level, refer directly to board rules for additional information.
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted:  *Requires LPCA GA CPCS or NBCC ACS*

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: No
Scope: Minimal
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: None required
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Not specified

LPC Supervision Requirements Education and Training: Yes
Scope: Advanced
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: Yes, Registered Counselor Supervisor
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: 2
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Not specified

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: No
Scope: N/A
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Statute
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: Yes
Years Required Post Licensure: None
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: N/A

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: N/A
Scope: N/A
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Statute
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: No but must hold LMHC license.
Years Required Post Licensure: N/A
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: N/A

LPC Supervision Requirements Education and Training: *Rule change 10/1/2020 requiring education*
Scope: Minimal
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Statute
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: 3
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted:  NBCC ACS in lieu of

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Moderate
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: Yes
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential: N/A
Years Required Post Licensure: 2
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: None Specified

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Intermediate
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Yes
State Issued Credential: Yes, Recert required
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential: N/A
Years Required Post Licensure: None specified
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted:  None Specified

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Advanced
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: Yes, LPC-S, Recert required.
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential: N/A
Years Required Post Licensure: 3
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Not specified. 

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Advanced
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential: Yes
Years Required Post Licensure: 5
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: NBCC ACS in lieu of

LPC Supervision Requirements Education and Training: Yes
Scope: Advanced
Mandated By Statute or Rules:
State Issued Credential:
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential:
Years Required Post Licensure: 2 years of documented clinical supervision experience
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted:  NBCC ACS in lieu of

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Not specified
Scope: N/A
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential: Yes
Years Required Post Licensure: 3
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: N/A

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Advanced
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Statute
State Issued Credential: No
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential: Yes
Years Required Post Licensure: 3 plus supervision experience
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: N/A

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Basic
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential: Yes
Years Required Post Licensure: 4
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Not specified

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Advanced
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: Yes BQS, LPC-S, recert required
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential: N/A
Years Required Post Licensure: 2
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: NBCC ACS

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Advanced
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential: Yes
Years Required Post Licensure: 2
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Board has discretion, too many variables, contact board directly.

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Graduate coursework accepted in lieu of supervisor training
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential: N/A
Years Required Post Licensure: 3
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Not specified, ACS AAMFT exceed board requirements, contact board directly for clarification.

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: None
Scope: Minimal
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: No. All supervision can be provided by non-LPC
Years Required Post Licensure: no post-licensure requirements
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Board would have discretion, contact board directly.

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Intermediate
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: Not specified
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: NBCC ACS AAMFT Approved Supervisor in lieu of board training requirements.

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Intermediate
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: 3 
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: American Association of Pastoral Counselors; National Association of Social Workers; American Mental Health Counselors Association; or American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Advanced
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: 2
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted:  NBCC ACS

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Basic
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Law
State Issued Credential: No, but CE Requirements for Renewal
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: Not specified
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Not Specified

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Minimal
Scope: Basic
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Both
State Issued Credential: No
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential:
Years Required Post Licensure: Must have NY License, All supervision can be provided by non-LPC.
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Possibly but may have been repealed 12/31/2007.

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: graduate credit or equivalent
Scope: Advanced, CE Renewal Requirements
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Statute
State Issued Credential: Yes, but equivalent accepted
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: 2
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: N/A

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Advanced
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Statute
State Issued Credential: Yes, Extensive CE Renewal Requirements and Fees
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: 5
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Not Specified

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Advanced Extensive, CE Requirements for Renewal
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Both
State Issued Credential: Yes. LCPC-S
Formal Credential Required: Yes
Years Required Post Licensure: Not Specified
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: N/A

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Advanced, Extensive and Jurisprudence Exam
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: Yes
Formal Credential Required: Yes
Years Required Post Licensure: 2
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: N/A

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Intermediate
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: Yes
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: 3
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted:  NBCC ACS

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: "qualified by training and experience"
Scope: N/A
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Statute
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: 5
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: N/A

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Intermediate
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: No:
Years Required Post Licensure: 5
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: NBCC ACS

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes, graduate coursework or equivalent training.
Scope: Intermediate
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: Yes, fee required,  must hold SC license
Formal Credential Required: Yes
Years Required Post Licensure: 5
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: N/A

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Advanced
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: Yes, Board Approved Supervisor, CE Renewal Requirements
Formal Credential Required: Yes
Years Required Post Licensure: 2
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted:  NBCC ACS

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes. coursework or equivalent
Scope: Extensive
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: Yes
Years Required Post Licensure: 5
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: NBCC ACS, AAMFT, AAPC, other at board discretion

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes. Grad coursework or post grad supervision training course.
Scope: Extensive
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Rules
State Issued Credential: Yes, application fees and renewal required
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: 5
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Not Specified

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements:
Scope: Minimal
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Statute
State Issued Credential: Yes
Formal Credential Required: Yes
Years Required Post Licensure: 2
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Not Specified

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements:
Scope: 
Mandated By Statute or Rules:
State Issued Credential:
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential:
Years Required Post Licensure:
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: 

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements:
Scope: 
Mandated By Statute or Rules:
State Issued Credential:
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential:
Years Required Post Licensure:
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: 

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements: Yes
Scope: Minimal
Mandated By Statute or Rules: Statute
State Issued Credential: No
Formal Credential Required: No
Years Required Post Licensure: 2
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: Board discretion, NBCC and AAMFT Approved Supervisor exceeds board requirements, contact board directly for clarification.

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements:
Scope: 
Mandated By Statute or Rules:
State Issued Credential:
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential:
Years Required Post Licensure:
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: 

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements:
Scope: 
Mandated By Statute or Rules:
State Issued Credential:
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential:
Years Required Post Licensure:
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: 

Counselor Supervision Training and Educational Requirements:
Scope: 
Mandated By Statute or Rules:
State Issued Credential:
Board Defined Approved Supervisor. No Formal Credential:
Years Required Post Licensure:
National Supervisor Credentials Accepted: