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LAPC: LICENSED ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

This is a two-year license which allows for the supervised experience required to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). While the LAPC has the rights and privileges granted the LPC - the LAPC works under continual supervision and must satisfy all the criteria for the LPC within the two-year period.

Requirements for the LAPC include:
  • Masters degree (48 graduate semester credits) in counseling from an accredited college or university. Effective July 1, 2017, all Masters in counseling must be 60 semester hours.
  • Specific core counseling coursework within the master's degree.
  • Three letters of reference from master's degree professors, advisors and supervisors.
  • A two-year Plan of Supervision.
  • An Intent to Practice statement.
  • A passing score on the National Counselor Examination (NCE).
  • Minimum 700 hour counseling practicum and internship.
LAPC Application (54 KB PDF)
This form is used for initial application for licensure for LAPC and LPC application.

LAPC Supervision Documents (76 KB PDF)

Request a Change in the Plan of Supervision (16 KB PDF)

Request a LAPC Extension (8 KB PDF)

LAPC Supervision Report (84 KB PDF)

ND Counselor Supervisor Certification Application (54 KB PDF)

These forms are also available from the NDBCE office.
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