Mental Health Counselor Licensing Program

Mental Health Counselor License Types

  • Mental Health Counselor

Renewal and Restoration Information

Renewal 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
Renew Online:

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.

Renewal Fees

On-Time Cost to Renew
Mental Health Counselor (MHC) – active status, $282.00
Mental Health Counselor (MHC) – inactive status, $12.00


Restoration Information

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.

Restore Online:

Restoration Fees

 Cost to Restore (late renewal)
Mental Heath Counselor (MHC) – active status, $382.00
Mental Health Counselor (MHC) – inactive status, $112.00

Regulating Body

  • Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Director