Department of Counseling

Pawley Hall, Room 450J
456 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2018

Adult Career Counseling Center

Pawley Hall, Room 280A
(248) 370-3092
accc@oakland.edu

SEHS Counseling Center

Pawley Hall, Room 250A
(248) 370-2633

Licensing

COUNSELING CREDENTIALS
Licensing and Certification issues are reviewed at the first orientation meeting upon admittance, as well as during CNS 5050 Introduction to Counseling and Ethics, and CNS 6950 Internship in Counseling. Prior to the end of Introduction to Counseling and Ethics students are expected to review the licensure and certification process appropriate to their career goals.  

LICENSING APPLICATIONS:
Students are responsible for completing the appropriate paperwork for licensure and completing any examination required for states where they will be applying. Licensing paperwork to be completed by OU, can be sent to Shauna Pacheco at spacheco2@oakland.edu. The OU portion, once verified, will be sent to the State office for processing. This process may take between 4 – 6 weeks once received at the State office.

If you require a Certification of Education form to be completed by OU for the State of Michigan please complete the State of Michigan Certification for Education Request Form.

Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC):
State licensure of counselors in Michigan went into effect on January 1, 1990. As mandated by current licensure laws, all new Clinical Mental Health graduates may apply for a limited license to become eligible to practice. Once documents have been sent to Lansing, it could take up to 6 weeks for processing. They will become eligible for full licensure after at least two years and 3,000 hours of supervised experience (by a qualified LPC supervisor) and successful completion of the National Counselor Examination (NCE), as required by the State.

For more information, contact:

Michigan Department of Community Health
Board of Counseling
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 335-0918