Illinois Counselor Licensure

This is an overview of Illinois counselor licensure. Illinois has two levels of licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC). For additional information, please refer to the licensure laws and rules.

(LPC) Licensed Professional Counselor

(LCPC) Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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  • Supervision
  • Application
  • Examination
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(LPC) Licensed Professional Counselor - requires no supervision hours, only qualifying masters degree

(LCPC) Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

  • A qualified supervision means any person who is a licensed clinical professional counselor, licensed clinical social worker, licensed clinical psychologist, or psychiatrist as defined in Section 1-121 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. If supervision took place outside Illinois, the supervision shall be a master's level or doctoral level counselor engaged in clinical professional counseling, clinical social work, clinical psychology or psychiatry. The supervision shall hold an active license if the jurisdiction in which the supervision practices requires licensure.
  • The supervision shall have met with the applicant at least one hour each week. The supervision means the review of counseling and case management.
  • Acceptable modes for supervision of direct client contact are as follows:
    • Individual supervision: the supervisory session is conducted by an approved supervision with one or two counselors present.
    • Group supervision: the supervisory session is conducted by an approved supervisor with no more than 5 counselors present.