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Effective December 1, 2020

The Board of Counseling Office will now be located at 2777 Zelda Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36106. The contact page will be updated with staff members, email addresses, telephone numbers and office address this week. This is an exciting transition for the Board and we are looking forward to the many great changes forthcoming during this 2021 fiscal year. Dr. Keith Cates ( is the Executive Director and will be working with the management staff at Warren & Company, Inc. to provide the administrative support for the Board. During the transition, please feel free to contact the following should you have any questions:

Keith E. Warren -
Cindy Edgar -

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Thank you for your assistance and cooperation during this transition time.

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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.