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Counseling Licensure

The Department of Counseling at Montclair State University offers courses that meet the requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in the state of New Jersey. The requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey is 60 credits in a master’s or doctoral degree program, three years of supervised full-time experience, and a passing score on the National Counselor Examination of the Board of Certified Counselors.

Specific requirements and applications can be found through the State Board of Marriage & Family Therapy Examiners and Professional Counselor Examiners Committee, P.O. Box 45007, Newark NJ 07101, Phone: 973-504-6415.

Courses are also offered by the department that meet the requirements for New Jersey Certification in School Counseling for students who hold an MA in counseling in a different counseling concentration.