Mental Health Counselor Licensing Program
Mental Health Counselor License Types
- Mental Health Counselor
Applicant and Licensee Information
Application and Licensing Information
Renewal and Restoration Information
- All licenses regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal triennial by June 30, every three (3) years, (2020, 2023, 2026)
|On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023|
|Renewals accepted: May 4, 2020 to June 30, 2020|
|Renewal Postcard Reminder Mailout: May 1, 2020|
|Renew By License Expiration Date: June 30, 2020|
Licenses not renewed by license expiration date are unlicensed and may not practice.
|On-Time Cost to Renew|
|Mental Health Counselor (MHC) – active status, $282.00|
|Mental Health Counselor (MHC) – inactive status, $12.00|
|Forfeited licenses may be restored within 1 year and subject to meeting restoration requirements.|
|Failure to restore a forfeited license within 1 year after the license expiration date will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing requirements.
|Cost to Restore (late renewal)|
|Mental Heath Counselor (MHC) – active status, $382.00|
|Mental Health Counselor (MHC) – inactive status, $112.00|
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Proof of Vaccination or a Negative COVID-19 Test is Required to Enter State Facility
In accordance with Gov. Ige’s Executive Order, beginning Sept. 13, 2021, all visitors to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs should be prepared to provide verification of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test result in order to enter the state facility. The test sample cannot be taken more than 72 hours prior to time of entry and must be administered or observed by an authorized site or healthcare provider. All approved visitors are still required to wear masks, physically distance, and obey instructions as directed by staff while inside. People under the age of 12, who are not yet eligible for the vaccine, are exempt from the requirement.