Per ABEC Administrative Rule 255-X-7-.01 the renewal period for the 2020-2022 license cycle has ended.

If you did not already renew online, or mail in your LPC Renewal application with a post-mark date prior to Aug. 1, 2022, then your LPC is now lapsed. This means that you cannot legally provide clinical services until your license is renewed.

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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 Ethics and Standards of Practice
C.3. ADVERTISING AND SOLICITING CLIENTS
a. Accurate Advertising.
There are no restrictions on advertising by licensed
professional counselors except those that can be specifically justified to protect the public
from deceptive practices. Licensed professional counselors advertise or represent their
services to the public by identifying their credentials in an accurate manner that is not
false, misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent. Licensed professional counselors may only
advertise the highest degree earned which is in counseling or a closely related field from
a college or university that was accredited when the degree was awarded by one of the
regional accrediting bodies recognized by the Council on Recognition of Postsecondary
Accreditations.

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
C.3. ADVERTISING AND SOLICITING CLIENTS
a. Accurate Advertising.
There are no restrictions on advertising by licensed
professional counselors except those that can be specifically justified to protect the public
from deceptive practices. Licensed professional counselors advertise or represent their
services to the public by identifying their credentials in an accurate manner that is not
false, misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent. Licensed professional counselors may only
advertise the highest degree earned which is in counseling or a closely related field from
a college or university that was accredited when the degree was awarded by one of the
regional accrediting bodies recognized by the Council on Recognition of Postsecondary
Accreditations.

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
C.3. ADVERTISING AND SOLICITING CLIENTS
a. Accurate Advertising.
There are no restrictions on advertising by licensed
professional counselors except those that can be specifically justified to protect the public
from deceptive practices. Licensed professional counselors advertise or represent their
services to the public by identifying their credentials in an accurate manner that is not
false, misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent. Licensed professional counselors may only
advertise the highest degree earned which is in counseling or a closely related field from
a college or university that was accredited when the degree was awarded by one of the
regional accrediting bodies recognized by the Council on Recognition of Postsecondary
Accreditations.

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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.

Counseling Compact Commission

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