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Welcome

The Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling (ABEC) is a state regulatory agency whose Board members are appointed by the Governor and is comprised of licensed professional counselors, counselor educators, and the public. Thank you for visiting our website.

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ABEC Administrative Rule 255-X-4-.06 Unresolved Questions Concerning Application.
Should the Board have unresolved questions of competence based upon any part of the screening procedure, it may require any one or all of the following:
(a) Additional academic work;
(b) Additional supervised experience;
(c) Additional references or recommendations;
(d) Clarifications of intent of practice;
(e) Other evidence deemed necessary to satisfy the Board as to the qualifications and/or fitness and competence of the applicant to practice as a counselor.

ABEC Administrative Rule 255-X-4-.06 Unresolved Questions Concerning Application.
Should the Board have unresolved questions of competence based upon any part of the screening procedure, it may require any one or all of the following:
(a) Additional academic work;
(b) Additional supervised experience;
(c) Additional references or recommendations;
(d) Clarifications of intent of practice;
(e) Other evidence deemed necessary to satisfy the Board as to the qualifications and/or fitness and competence of the applicant to practice as a counselor.

ABEC Administrative Rule 255-X-4-.06 Unresolved Questions Concerning Application.
Should the Board have unresolved questions of competence based upon any part of the screening procedure, it may require any one or all of the following:
(a) Additional academic work;
(b) Additional supervised experience;
(c) Additional references or recommendations;
(d) Clarifications of intent of practice;
(e) Other evidence deemed necessary to satisfy the Board as to the qualifications and/or fitness and competence of the applicant to practice as a counselor.

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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 disciplinary procedures against practitioners who violate applicable laws and rules.

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