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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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Code of Alabama § 34-8A-17. Injunction, mandamus, etc.
When it shall appear to the board that any person has engaged or is about to engage in
any act or practice constituting a violation of any provision of this chapter or any rule or order
hereunder, the board in its discretion and in its own name may bring an action in any court of
competent jurisdiction to enjoin such acts or practices, and to enforce compliance with this
chapter or any rule or order hereunder, regardless of whether criminal proceedings have been or may be instituted. Upon a proper showing, a permanent or temporary injunction, restraining order to writ of mandamus shall be granted.

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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.