Welcome to the official website of the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners (NDBCE)!
UPDATE REGARDING NORTH DAKOTA CENTURY CODE
Posted May 25th, 2023:
The Counseling Compact offers eligible licensed professional counselors a new method for providing services in other member states. If you are interested in learning
more about the Counseling Compact, including information about meetings, rulemaking, and any rules open for public comment, please use the following link:
For more information, click here for the signed bill 2187.
- July 1, 2016: All LPCC applications received on or after July 1, 2016 require 100 hours of supervision from an LPCC.
- July 1, 2016: All applications for Supervisor Certification received on or after July 1, 2016 must include documentation of 30 hours of continuing ed in supervision.
- July 1, 2017: All applications for licensure will require a 60 Hr. Masters in Counseling.
APPLICATION FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR REQUIRES MASTERS DEGREE IN COUNSELING
SEE: ADMINISTRATIVE CODE SECTION 97-02-01-02.
APPLICATION FOR COUNSELOR SUPERVISOR CERTIFICATION
Click here to access the North Dakota Counselor Supervisor Certification application and Supervision CE information (63 KB PDF).
CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS
According to NDCC § 12-60-24.2, all applicants for licensure shall be required to submit to a statewide and nationwide criminal history check. Once an application for license is received in the board office, the applicant will receive a Criminal History Record Check Request and two (2) fingerprint cards. The applicant will follow the instructions on the Criminal History Record Check Request. All fees associated with obtaining a background check are the responsibility of the applicant.
Fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Applicants have the opportunity to complete or challenge the accuracy of the information contained in the FBI identification record. The procedure for obtaining a change, correction, or updating an FBI identification record are set forth in Title 28 C.F.R. § 16.34.