Delaware Counseling Requirements

Delaware Counselor Licensing Requirements

One should make sure to obtain the appropriate counseling licensing requirements for Delaware.

Delaware Counseling RequirementsWhile practicing as a counselor in Delaware, your license designation will be Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health. Professional licensure will involve the right certification and supervised practice. You can practice as a Licensed Associate Counselor of Mental Health after meeting all experience requirements.

The LPC standards described as follows will facilitate you in following the correct steps to become a Delaware counselor.

Delaware Counselor Credential Titles

Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH)

Licensed Associate Counselor of Mental Health (LACMH)

An individual licensed for the purpose of gaining experience required for licensure as an LPCMH; must work under direct supervision of an LPCMH or other health professional approved by the board’

Delaware Counselor Education Requirements

Master’s degree or higher in Clinical Mental Health, including a minimum of 48 semester hours.

Must also be certified by NBCC as a National Certified Counselor (NCC), or certified by another national mental health specialty certifying organization approved by the board.

Delaware Counselor Experiential Requirements

2 years/3,200 hours of full-time clinical professional counseling experience to be completed within a 4 year period.

1,600 hours must be under professional direct supervision acceptable to the board (100 hours must be face-to-face supervision (live videoconferencing

is considered face to face but cannot exceed 50% of the supervision). 1,500hours must be direct client contact hours (750 have to be individual)

30 graduate semester hours or more beyond master’s degree may be substituted for 1 year/1,600 hours of required experience, provided that hours are clearly related to the field of counseling and acceptable to the board.

*If your degree was conferred after June 30, 2012, you will receive credit only for experience that you gain as a Delaware-licensed Associate

Counselor of Mental Health.

Delaware Counseling Exams Required

NCE or NCMHCE

Requirements for Clinical Supervisors

Licensed as a professional counselor of mental health. (If a DE LPCMH is not available, other licensed mental health practitioners can be supervisors, but it must be approved by the board)’

Requirements for Out of State Applicants

Licensure by reciprocity: Upon payment of the appropriate fee and submission and acceptance of a written application on forms provided by the board, the board shall grant a license to each applicant who provides proof of current licensure in good standing in another state, the District of Columbia, or territory of the United States, whose standards for licensure are substantially similar to those of this State, and an affidavit and release of information granting the board permission to contact said jurisdictions for verification of disciplinary history and current status. Each applicant must also provide a notarized affidavit affirming that the applicant meets the qualifications as stated in 24 Delaware Code, Chapter 30, Section 3008(a) (3) through (7).

An applicant, who is licensed in a jurisdiction whose standards are not substantially similar to those of this State, shall have had a license in good standing for a minimum of five years after licensure in the jurisdiction from which he or she is applying for reciprocal licensure, provided however, that he or she meets all other qualifications for reciprocity. An applicant, who is licensed in a jurisdiction whose standards are not substantially similar to those of this State, and who lacks the minimum years of licensure required by Delaware, may apply for licensure as an associate counselor of mental health, in order to obtain the experience necessary to fulfill the requirements for licensure as an LPCMH.

Scope of Practice

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR OF MENTAL HEALTH(LPCMH) is an individual licensed as a professional counselor of mental health under this chapter who publicly offers to render to individuals, groups, organizations or the general public a service involving the application of clinical counseling principles, methods or procedures and the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal and social adjustment.

Now that you are familiar with the counselor licensing requirements in Delaware, visit our How to Become a Counselor in Delaware page for a more detailed look into the steps you will need to take to make your dream of becoming a counselor a reality.

Additional Information for Counselor Licensing in Delaware

DE Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals

Cannon Building
861 Silver Lake Boulevard
Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904-2467
302-744-4500
http://www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/profcounselors/

LPC License: $171
LACMH License: $171

*Applicants must submit a criminal background check.

Source: http://www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/profcounselors/

Schooling Information for Counselors in Delaware

  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
Argosy University - Online
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Criminal Justice Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Organizational Psychology Concentration
Argosy University - Online
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
South University, Online
  • Ph.D. in General Psychology: Integrating Technology, Learning, and Psychology
  • Ph.D. in General Psychology: Performance Psychology
Grand Canyon University
  • M.A. in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Grand Canyon University
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling: Substance Use and Addictive Disorders
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling
  • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Life Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Life Coaching
Grand Canyon University
  • M.S. in Addiction Counseling
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Community Mental Health Administration
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Prevention
  • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Mental Health and Wellness Emphasis in Community Health Administration
Grand Canyon University
  • M.S. in Psychology: General Psychology
  • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
  • Graduate Certificate of Completion in GeroPsychology
  • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Human Factors Psychology
Grand Canyon University
  • Psychology, MS
  • Organizational Psychology, MS
  • Psychology, PhD
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology, PhD
  • Counselor Education and Supervision, PhD
Keiser University Graduate School
  • PhD - Addiction Psychology
  • PhD - Advanced Studies in Human Behavior
  • PhD - Educational Psychology
  • PhD - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PhD - Psychology
Capella University
  • BS - Psychology
Capella University
  • MS - Applied Behavior Analysis
  • MS - Child and Adolescent Development
  • MS - Educational Psychology
  • MS - Evaluation, Research, and Measurement
  • MS - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • MS - Leadership Coaching Psychology
  • MS - Psychology
  • MS - School Counseling (CACREP-accredited)
  • MS - Sport Psychology
  • MS - Studies in Human Behavior
  • MS - Applied Research
  • MS - Clinical Counseling
  • MS - Forensic Psychology
  • MS - Sex Therapy
Capella University
  • B.A. in Psychology
  • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
  • B.S. in Human Services / Psychology - Health, Education, and Community Services
  • B.A. in Psychology / Human Development, Education and Health
  • B.A. in Psychology / Organizational Psychology
  • M.S. in Human Services / Clinical Counseling
  • M.S. in Human Services / Drug and Alcohol Counseling
  • M.S. in Human Services / Forensic Mental Health Counseling
Post University Online
  • Ph.D. in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology - Counseling Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology - General
  • Ph.D. in Psychology - General Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology - Health Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology - Organizational Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology - Educational Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology - Social Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology- Consulting Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology- Forensic Consulting
  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology- General Practice
  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology- Leadership Development and Coaching
  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology- Organizational Diversity and Social Change
  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology- Research and Evaluation
  • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Crisis and Leadership Management
  • PhD in Forensic Psychology - General
  • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Self-Designed
  • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Victimology
  • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Crisis Response
  • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Criminal Justice
  • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology - General
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Administration and Leadership
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Child and Adolescent Development
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Health and Human Development
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology - International Perspective in Developmental Psychology
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Research
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Teaching
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Self-Designed
Walden University
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology - Forensic Psychology in the Community
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - General
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology - General
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology - Mental Health Applications
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology - Program Planning and Evaluation in Forensic Settings
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology - Psychology and Legal Systems
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Career Counseling
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Military Families & Culture
  • MS in Psychology - Organizational Development
  • MS in Psychology - Crisis Management and Response
  • MS in Psychology - General Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Health Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Leadership Development and Coaching
  • MS in Psychology - Psychology, Public Administration and Social Change
  • MS in Psychology - Terrorism and Security
  • MS in Psychology - Psychology of Culture
  • MS in Psychology - Social Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Applied Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Educational Psychology
Walden University
  • DBA - Industrial/Organization Psychology
  • PhD - Therapy with Military Families
  • PhD - Medical Family Therapy
  • PhD - General Family Therapy
  • PhD - Couple Therapy
  • PhD - Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • PhD - Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • PhD - Health Psychology
  • PhD - General Psychology
  • PhD - Gender Diversity Studies
  • PhD - Mental Health Policy and Practice
  • PhD - Addictions
  • PhD - Gerontology
  • PhD - Trauma and Disaster Relief
  • DMFT - Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • DMFT - Couple Therapy
  • DMFT - General Family Therapy
  • DMFT - Medical Family Therapy
  • DMFT - Mental Health Administration
  • DMFT - Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • DMFT - Therapy with Military Families
Northcentral University
  • MAPsy - Gender Diversity Studies
  • MAPsy - General Psychology
  • MAPsy - Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Arts - Marriage & Family Therapy
  • MAMFT - Couple Therapy
  • MAMFT - General Family Therapy
  • MAMFT - LGBTQ Couple and Family Therapy
  • MAMFT - Medical Family Therapy
  • MAMFT - Military Family Therapy
  • Master of Science in Forensic Psychology
Northcentral University
  • Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Lamar University
  • BA in Psychology
  • BA in Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
Saint Leo University - Online
  • BA in Psychology
  • BA in Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
Saint Leo University - Online