Students -Requirements for Counselor Licensure in Georgia

Not in school yet, CLICK HERE for the list of schools   

Student Membership Specific Benefits

Did you know? 
  • Student membership is only $35 for a 12 month membership
  • Liability insurance discounts  (make sure to click STUDENT-MENTAL HEALTH for the less than $25 rate)
  • Access to many FREE and reduced fee events, great way to network
  • And Many more benefits -- contact LPCA today to find out more!
  • Consult, click here to register for a very detailed consult on the licensure process
  • Graduation Regalia for Students  

NCE Prep Workshop

August 25 & 26th  CLICK HERE to REGISTER 

 LOCATION: LPCA Office, 3091 Governors Lake Drive NW, STE 570, Norcross, GA 30071

Member Registration – $599.00 (includes $189 manual/online-exam) two days 16 CE hours ($160 value), and lunch for only $359.00 - Must be a CURRENT LPCA member.
Non-Member Registration – $599.00 value for only $559.00
You can join as an Associate or Clinical member before registration and get the LPCA membership discount!


30th Annual LPCA Convention & Regional Conference - Life After Graduation Evening CE Event

Enhancing Clinical Skills Through Client/Therapist Role-Play

DATE: Thursday, May 10, 2018

LOCATION: Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory, 2000 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345

TIME: 4:15-6:00 PM     1.5 Core Hours, LPCA and NBCC Approved

Here's what you can expect from this interactive learning experience:

  • LPCs will play the role of the client presenting with challenging diagnoses to train new clinicians.
  • Students/graduates pursing licensure will play the role of the therapist to enhance clinical skills.
  • Participants will identify and discuss the experience, including the counseling process, transference/counter-transference, skills and techniques.

What to bring with you:

  • A smile!
  • A notebook to take notes.
  • Questions & concerns...we want to hear your voice so we can advocate for you!

NOTE: If you are applying for licensure, please call 770-449-4547 to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

We are currently preparing for our 30th Annual Convention & Regional Conference. Consultations will resume on May 16, 2018. 

We hope to see you there!


As a primarily volunteer-run organization, you are key to our success. LPCA volunteers get to be a part of our diverse community and gain exposure to one of the fastest-growing professional organizations for counselors in the U.S.

Our volunteers include:

Those in a program,  Interns, working towards licensure, Those fully licensed, And those interested in the mental health field.

Volunteering arrangements are made based on your availability – they may be an on-off commitment or they can be long-term. We will work with you to ensure your experience is both professionally valuable and personally rewarding. Most importantly, all LPCA volunteers and interns gain unparalleled access to a network of other volunteers, as well as the professional resources that LPCA offers on a national scale as well as in state.

For volunteering opportunities, including our Annual Convention & Regional Conference, please fill out the form below. Your information will be forwarded to the appropriate Board of Directors Chair and they will reach out to you when your interests match a volunteer opportunity.

SCHOOL There are several universities that offer the Master in Counseling and are accredited.

Ga State University - Public, day classes  Dr. Jonathan Orr, 

Mercer University - Private, non-profit college, day/night/weekend/online  Dr. David Lane, , Office phone 678-547-6301 ATLANTA Campus 

West Ga - Public, day and online classes  Dr. Julia Whisenhunt, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, CPCS 

Georgia Southern University- Public, day/night/weekend/online  Dr. Brenda Callahan,,  Office Phone 912-478-5736 

Argosy-Private, for profit university, weekend program  Dr. Blasco,  

Columbus State  phone  706 568-2301  Dr. Ryan Day 

North Georgia University, Dr. Harrison Davis Telephone: 706-867-2791 or 706-864-1444

If you do not find the University you are looking for check with the accreditation  We look forward to welcoming you to Professional Counseling.

 Members of LPCA   How to Become Licensed   CLICK HERE 

 DISCLAIMER:  These materials have been prepared for information purposes only and are not legal advice.  The information provided does not guarantee licensure. This information is not intended to create, supplement and receipt of it does not constitute Legal advice. Readers should not act upon this information without reading the rules and laws listed on the Secretary of State Georgia Composite Board of Licensed Professional Counselor, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapist, the “board” The Board is charged by law with regulating the practice of professional counseling, social work, and marriage and family therapy in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of Georgia.  It does so by enforcing the education and training requirements established by law for licensure in each profession, by adopting and enforcing a code of ethics governing licensees, by establishing and enforcing continuing education requirements, and by addressing unlicensed practice in these professions.