Vermont Counseling License

Vermont Counselor Licensing Requirements

This page provides a Counselor Licensing Requirements Vermont outline for the rules and regulations of pursuing the proper counselor licensing requirements in Vermont. Licensure can be a detailed process, so we have attempted to simplify and streamline things for you.

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Vermont Counselor Credential Titles

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

Vermont Counselor Educational Requirements

Master’s degree or higher in counseling from an accredited institution, with a minimum of 60 semester hours and 700 hours of a supervised practicum, internship, or field experience in a clinical mental health setting. (Master’s degree must be 48 semester hours and “CACREP equivalent”.)

Vermont Counseling License

Vermont Counselor Experiential Requirements

2 years/3,000 hours of postmaster’s experience in clinical mental health counseling, including 2,000 hours of direct client contact. 100 hours of face-to-face supervision required. Supervision should be 1 hour per 30 client hours and 50 must be individual supervision Supervision must be under a board approved licensed mental health professional.

Vermont Counselor Exam Required

NCE and NCMHCE And VT Jurisprudence exam

Vermont Requirements for Clinical Supervisors

Vermont LCMHC Licensed as a clinical mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker, psychologist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, physician, or osteopathic physician who has been certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Medical Specialties, with at least 3 years of clinical experience.

Vermont Requirements for Out of State Applicants

Licensure by endorsement: The board may license without requiring the applicant to take both the NCMHCE and NCE.
a. Applicants from a jurisdiction with substantially equivalent standards: if the applicant is licensed/certified in good standing as a clinical mental health counselor in another jurisdiction which currently has, in the opinion of the board, regulatory standards and qualifications for licensure/certification as a clinical mental counselor substantially equivalent to those in Vermont, the board may issue a license. The board, in this case, reviews only the current licensure statutes and rules of the jurisdiction in which the applicant
is licensed/certified; or
b. Applicants from a jurisdiction with substantially equivalent standards except for national competency examinations: if the applicant is licensed/certified as a clinical mental health counselor in good standing in an American or Canadian jurisdiction whose regulatory standards are, in the opinion of the board, substantially equivalent except for requiring only one exam, the NCMHCE or NCE, the applicant may be licensed upon successful completion of the examination the applicant was not required to take for licensing in the
other jurisdiction; or
c. Applicants in active practice in a U.S. or Canadian jurisdiction regardless of licensing standards: if the applicant has been licensed/ certified as a clinical mental health counselor and is in good standing in another U.S. or Canadian jurisdiction, notwithstanding the jurisdiction’s current licensing requirements, and has been in “active practice” no fewer than 5 years, the board may issue a license. “Active practice” as used in this section means practicing clinical mental health counseling more than an average of 20 hours per week for 48 weeks per year over the 5 years before application for licensure in Vermont; or
d. National Registry: If the applicant is registered in a national registry of clinical mental health counselors approved by the board under the auspices of the American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB) or similar organization approved by the board, the board may issue a license.

Vermont Scope of Practice

“THE PRACTICE OF CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING” means providing, for a consideration, professional
counseling services that are primarily drawn from the theory and practice of psychotherapy and the discipline of clinical mental health
counseling, involving the application of principles of psychotherapy, human development, learning theory, group dynamics, and the
etiology of mental illness and dysfunctional behavior to individuals, couples, families, and groups, for the purposes of treating
psychopathology and promoting optimal mental health. The practice of clinical mental health counseling includes diagnosis and
treatment of mental and emotional disorders, psychoeducational techniques aimed at the prevention of such disorders, consultations to
individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations and communities and clinical research into more effective psychotherapeutic
treatment modalities.
“PSYCHOTHERAPY” means the provision of treatment, diagnosis, evaluation or counseling services to individuals or groups, for a
consideration, for the purpose of alleviating mental disorders. “Psychotherapy” involves the application of therapeutic techniques to
understand unconscious or conscious motivation, resolve emotional, relationship or attitudinal conflicts, or modify behavior which
interferes with effective emotional, social or mental functioning. “Psychotherapy” follows a systematic procedure of
psychotherapeutic intervention which takes place on a regular basis over a period of time, or, in the case of evaluation and brief
psychotherapies, in a single or limited number of interventions. If a person is employed by or under contract with the agency of human
services, this definition does not apply to persons with less than a master’s degree, to persons providing life skills training or
instruction, such as learning to make friends, to handle social situations, to do laundry and to develop community awareness, or
interactions of employees or contracted individuals with clients whose job description or contract specifications do not specifically
mention “psychotherapy” as a job responsibility or duty.

Vermont Salary Expectations

In Vermont, there are various career paths for counselors to choose from and each can be as satisfying and rewarding as the other. In the state of Vermont, a counselor can earn anywhere from $42,510 to $53,340 per year (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) depending on your field.

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

State Information

VT Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners
89 Main Street
3rd Floor
Montpellier, VT 05620-3402
802/828-1505
802/828-2465 (fax)

Executive Director
Colin Benjamin

CONTACT:
[email protected]

WEBSITE:
http://vtprofessionals.org

Application fee: $125

source: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/fullchapter/26/065

Schooling Information for Counselors in Vermont

  • Psychology, MS
  • Organizational Psychology, MS
Keiser University Graduate School
  • DSW - Social Work
  • PhD - Addiction Psychology
  • PhD - Advanced Studies in Human Behavior
  • PhD - Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP-accredited)
  • PhD - Educational Psychology
  • PhD - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PhD - Psychology
  • PhD - Behavioral Analysis
Capella University
  • BS - Psychology
  • BS - Psychology Pre-Counseling
Capella University
  • MS - Addiction Studies
  • 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 - Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy (CACREP-, COAMFTE-accredited)
  • MS - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-accredited)
  • MS - Psychology
  • MS - School Counseling (CACREP-accredited)
  • MS - Sport Psychology
  • MS - Applied Research
  • MS - Clinical Counseling
  • MS - Forensic Psychology
  • MS - Sex Therapy
  • MSW - Social Work (CSWE-accredited)
  • MSW - Social Work Advanced Standing (CSWE-accredited)
Capella University
  • Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (60 hours)
  • Master of Education – School Counseling (Licensure)
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Life Coaching
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Crisis Response and Trauma
  • Master of Arts in Religion – Pastoral Counseling
  • Doctor of Ministry – Pastoral Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Children, Families, and the Law
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Crisis Response and Trauma
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Addictions and Recovery
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Discipleship and Church Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Life Coaching
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Marriage and Family
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Military Resilience
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Theology
  • Applied Psychology: Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology: Developmental Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Worship Studies: Pastoral Counseling
  • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage and Family
  • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Pastoral Counseling
  • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Traumatology
  • MA: Addictions Counseling
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Dobson Center Family Advocacy, Public Policy, and the Future
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Dobson Center Marriage and Family Studies
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Dobson Center Parenting and Child/ Adolescent
  • MA: Pastoral Counseling: Community Chaplaincy
  • MA: Pastoral Counseling: Dobson Center Family Advocacy, Public Policy, and the Future
  • MA: Pastoral Counseling: Dobson Center Marriage and Family Studies
  • MA: Pastoral Counseling: Dobson Center Parent and Child/Adolescent
  • MDV: Pastoral Counseling
Liberty University - Online
  • 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 - Research
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Teaching
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Self-Designed
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - Advanced Research
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - Community & Social Service
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - Community Intervention and Leadership
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - Criminal Justice
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - Disaster, Crisis & Intervention
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - Family Studies & Intervention
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - General
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - Gerontology
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - Global Social Services
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - Higher Education
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - Mental Health Facilitation
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - Military Family & Culture
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - Ph.D Human & Social Services General
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (MS entry) - Advanced Research
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (MS entry) - Community and Social Services
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (MS entry) - Community Intervention and Leadership
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (MS entry) - Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (MS entry) - Criminal Justice
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (MS entry) - Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (MS entry) - Family Studies and Intervention
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (MS entry) - General
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (MS entry) - Gerontology
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (MS entry) - Global Social Services
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (MS entry) - Higher Education
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (MS entry) - Human Services Nonprofit Administration
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (MS entry) - Mental Health Facilitation
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (MS entry) - Military Families and Culture
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (MS entry) - Social Policy Analysis and Planning
  • PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - Human Resource Management
  • PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - International Business
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - Human Services Nonprofit Admin
  • PhD in Human and Social Services (BS entry) - Social Policy & Analysis & Planning
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Administration & Leadership
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Adult Development & Gerontology
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Child & Adolescent Development
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Health & Human Development
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology - International Perspectives in Developmental Psychology
Walden University
  • 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 Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Career Counseling
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Military Families & Culture
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Military Social Work
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work in Healthcare
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work with Children & Families
  • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Addiction Counseling
  • MS in Forensic Psychology - Criminal Justice
  • MS in Forensic Psychology - Cybercrimes
  • MS in Forensic Psychology - Family Violence
  • MS in Forensic Psychology - Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology
  • MS in Forensic Psychology - Military
  • MS in Forensic Psychology - Police Psychology
  • MS in Forensic Psychology - Self-Design
  • MS in Forensic Psychology - Sex Offenders Behavior
  • MS in Forensic Psychology - Terrorism
  • MS in Forensic Psychology - Victimology
  • MS in Human and Social Services - Community Intervention and Leadership
  • MS in Human and Social Services - Gerontology
  • MS in Human and Social Services - Mental Health Facilitation
  • MS in Human and Social Services - Military Families and Culture
  • MS in Forensic Psychology - General
  • MS in Human and Social Services - Community and Social Services
  • MS in Human and Social Services - Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • MS in Human and Social Services - Global Social Services
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
  • 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
  • Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology
  • Master of Science in Health Psychology
  • Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Northcentral University
  • Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Lamar University
  • MS in Psychology
  • MS in Psychology with concentration in Forensic Psychology
  • MS in Psychology: Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology
  • MS in Psychology: Industrial - Organizational Psychology
Southern New Hampshire University - Online
  • BA Psychology
  • BA Psychology w/conc in Addictions
  • BA Psychology w/conc in Applied Psychology
  • BA Psychology w/conc in Child & Adolescent Development
  • BA Psychology w/conc in Forensic Psychology
  • BA Psychology w/conc in Mental Health
  • BA Psychology w/conc in Social Psychology
Southern New Hampshire University - Online
  • MS: Psychology
  • MSW: Non Degree Seeking
Saint Leo University - Online
  • BA: Psychology
  • BA: Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
  • BA: Middle Grades Education - Social Science
  • BA: Psychology - Developmental
  • BA: Psychology - Experimental
  • BA: Psychology - General
Saint Leo University - Online
  • BS - Human Services
Colorado State University - Global