Mental Health Counselor Licensing Program

Mental Health Counselor License Types
  • Mental Health Counselor
Renewal and Restoration Information
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  • 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.

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


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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:
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 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