Meeting of the ABEC will be held September 25, 2020 at 09.00 am.

The regular meeting of the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling will be held September 25, 2020 at 09.00 am. The meeting will be held at the offices of Warren & Company. The meeting location is 2777 Zelda Road, Montgomery, AL 36106. The main telephone number for directions assistance is 334-269-9990. Please let me know if you need any additional information. I can be reached at anna.barksdale@abec.alabama.gov

The Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling is currently undergoing several transitions which have resulted in a delay of processing
licensing applications and renewals. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. To assist in this transition,
all LPC licensees whose license was due for renewal in July 2020 will have their renewal deadline extended to December 2020.
Please be assured that the ABEC office staff and board members are working diligently towards implementing an effective
and efficient system that will streamline the licensing process. We thank you in advance for your patience
and for your ongoing commitment to providing competent and ethically sound counseling services to the great citizens of Alabama.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Anna Barksdale, Board Chair, at anna.barksdale@abec.alabama.gov

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Mission Statement

The Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling is a regulatory agency that is appointed by the Governor and is comprised of licensed professional counselors and the public whose mission is:

- To protect the public from incompetent, unethical and unlawful counseling practice.

- To enforce qualification standards for all levels of licensure.

- To delineate unlawful conduct through discplinary procedures against practitioners who violate applicable laws and rules.