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The Seattle School’s accreditation meets the requirements for licensing in Washington state, and it is recommended that students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology perform additional research about internship and elective requirements per state. Please note that some states have specific coursework requirements for licensure beyond educational components such as internship hours and elective classes.

We have linked to each state’s educational requirements for professional mental health counselors in the state column below and whether or not The Seattle School’s program meets that state’s educational requirements. Students are encouraged to check their state’s requirements and contact Daniel Tidwell-Davis to receive advising from the Office of Students and Alumni. Prospective students are encouraged to ask admissions counselors any questions about licensure.

State Licensing Requirement Disclosures for Professional Mental Health Counselors

State Credential Meets Educational Requirements Additional State Requirements
Alabama LPC Yes Program must have regional accreditation and student coursework must contain content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Alaska LPC Yes
Arizona PC Yes Program must have regional accreditation and student coursework must contain content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Arkansas LPC Yes
California LMFT Yes Program must have regional accreditation and student coursework must meet state-specific content area requirements including 12 credits of Marriage and Family related coursework. (LMFT is the preferred option for CA licensure — see LPCC below)
California LPCC Yes Program must have regional accreditations and student coursework must contain 15 credits of specialized content that must be completed prior to full licensure (but not required for registration as an associate).
Colorado LPC Yes Program must have regional accreditation, with review for CACREP equivalency.
Connecticut LPC Yes
Delaware LPC Yes
Florida LMHC Yes (only through June 30, 2025) Through June 30, 2025, program must have regional accreditation and student coursework must contain content equivalent to CACREP accreditation. Beginning July 1, 2025, program must have CACREP accreditation.
Georgia LPC Yes
Hawaii LMHC Yes
Idaho LPC Yes Program must have regional accreditation and student coursework must contain content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Illinois LPC Yes for on-campus/ No for low-residency
Indiana LMHC Yes
Iowa LMHC Yes Program must have regional accreditation and student coursework must contain content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Kansas LPC Yes Program must have regional accreditation with accreditation standards equivalent to those met by Kansas colleges and universities, or program must not be below the accreditation standards of CACREP.
Kentucky LPC No Program must have regional accreditation and CACREP / CORE accreditation.
Louisiana LPC Yes
Maine LPC Yes Program must have regional accreditation and student coursework must contain content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Maryland LCPC Yes
Massachusetts LMHC Yes Program must have regional accreditation and student coursework must contain content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Michigan LPC Yes Program must be “accredited” and equivalent to CACREP accreditation standards.
Minnesota LPC Yes
Mississippi LPC Yes Program must have CACREP accreditation or have the word “counseling” in its title and student coursework must contain content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Missouri LPC Yes Program must have regional accreditation and student coursework must contain content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Montana LPC Yes Program of student coursework must include CACREP core courses.
Nebraska LMPH Yes Program must have regional accreditation and student coursework must contain content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Nevada LCPC Yes Program must have regional accreditation and student coursework must contain content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
New Hampshire LMCHC Yes Program must have regional accreditation and student coursework must contain content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
New Jersey LPC Yes
New Mexico LPCC Uncertain Program must have regional accreditation and student coursework must contain content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
New York LMHC Yes Program must have CACREP or regional accreditation with student coursework content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
North Carolina LCMHC/LPC No Program must have CACREP accreditation (as of July 1, 2022).
North Dakota LPC Yes Content of student coursework must be equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Ohio LPC Yes Program must have CACREP or regional accreditation with student coursework containing content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Oklahoma LPC Yes
Oregon LPC Yes Program must have CACREP or regional accreditation with student coursework containing content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Pennsylvania LPC Yes
Rhode Island CMHC Yes Specific Core Curriculum requirements
South Carolina LPC Yes
South Dakota LPC Yes Program of student coursework must have content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Tennessee LPC Yes Program of student coursework must have content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Texas LPC Yes Program must have CACREP or regional accreditation with student coursework containing content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Utah CHMC Yes Program must have CACREP or regional accreditation with student coursework containing content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Vermont CHMC Uncertain Program must have CACREP or regional accreditation with student coursework containing content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Virginia LPC Yes Program must have CACREP or regional accreditation with student coursework containing content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Washington LMHC Yes
Washington DC LPC Yes Program must have student coursework containing content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
West Virginia LPC Uncertain Program must have CACREP or regional accreditation with student coursework containing content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Wisconsin LPC Uncertain Program must have student coursework containing content equivalent to CACREP accreditation.
Wyoming LPC Yes Program must be substantially similar in content to CACREP accreditation / specific content areas identified.