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Welcome to the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC)

The North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors’ purpose is to oversee the activities of persons, in North Carolina, who render counseling services to the public to ensure the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare.

We encourage you to review the website to learn more about the professional counselor licensure process in the state of North Carolina.  If you have additional questions please email us LPCinfo@ncblpc.org.

Please see the NCBLPC 2015 Calendar for application deadline and Board meeting dates.

UPDATE (as of June 30, 2015): 2015 Renewal Information

Renewal packets are currently being reviewed in the order received.  When a renewal packet is received the payment is processed first for security reasons and for confirmation of receipt.  Once a renewal packet is reviewed, licensees will be notified via email of any additional issues needing resolution before the renewal can be completed.  If the renewal packet is approved, licensees will receive their confirmation in the mail in about 1-2 weeks.   However, the change of their expiration date will be updated on the website within 1-2 business days after the approval.  We encourage licensees, employers, and third parties to check on their license status on our website.  Please check the License Verification page.  The status page will also have an Adobe PDF letter of verification that may used as proof of their renewal while they await their materials in the mail.

If a packet was received, but has not been reviewed or there is an issue found with the renewal that has not been resolved by June 30th, the licensees expiration date will be updated on June 30th (by 10:00 pm EST) to reflect the additional time needed to complete the renewal process.

A LICENSEE IS CONSIDERED TO BE ACTIVE AND ABLE TO PRACTICE WHILE THEIR RENEWAL PACKET IS BEING PROCESSED BY THE BOARD.  PAYMENTS RECEIVED AND POSTED BY THE BOARD ARE CONSIDERED TO BE CONFIRMATION THAT THE BOARD HAS RECEIVED THE PACKET.

If you are late in renewing your license…

Packets received after June 30th must include the renewal fee of $200 and a late fee of $75.  Late renewals packets must also include 20 additional hours of continuing education.  Please visit our License Renewal page for updated 2015 renewal guidelines.  To renew your license, please visit the Forms page.  Scroll down to section 08 License Renewal to obtain the forms and instructions for renewal. You have one year from the date of expiration to renew your license.  Licensees who do not renew during that time will need to reapply for licensure and will be subject to the rules in place at that time.

We appreciate your patience during this busy time!

NCBLPC has moved to Greensboro, NC

Effective July 14, 2014 the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC) has a new address; please send all correspondence and applications to:

For General Mail: For Overnight and Special Delivery:
PO Box 77819
Greensboro, NC 27417
7D Terrace Way
Greensboro, NC 27403

We have also changed our phone number, so for questions please reach us at 844-622-3572 or 336-217-6007.  You can contact us by email at LPCinfo@ncblpc.org.   Our fax number is now 336-217-9450.  Please remember that applications and forms cannot be received by fax. If faxed, they will be shredded upon receipt.

The Board will accept some documents delivered in person.  However, the Board staff is unable to conduct reviews at the time of your visit.

Complaints

For information about our complaints process or how to file a complaint about a licensee, please visit our Complaints page.  If information about disciplinary actions given to a licensee can be found by searching for the licensee on the License Verification page and select the name of the licensee you are requesting and view the full record.

Questions

If you have questions regarding the renewal of your license, please email the board at the following address: LPCinfo@ncblpc.org