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Accreditation and Licensure

The Department of Counseling is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling concentrations are accredited by CACREP, both at the onsite and online formats. This is the gold standard accreditation for counseling programs that makes the licensure process easier for graduates, qualifies them for governmental employment (e.g., Veterans Affairs, military), and military insurance reimbursements (TriCare).

To remain in compliance with CACREP, the department will present the following materials for public review.

Graduating with a Master of Science in Counseling from ULM’s Department of Counseling qualifies graduates to eventually become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in the state of Louisiana. Whereas each state licensure board has its own respective requirements for counselor licensure, ULM’s Counseling Department is CACREP-accredited and covers most/all of each state’s requirements. Check with your state licensure board to see if they have idiosyncratic requirements for licensure. In order to qualify for licensure, graduates must pass the National Counselor Examination, the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination, or both. Graduating from this program qualifies you to sit for these exams through the National Board of Certified Counselors.