Mental Health Counselor Licensing Program

Mental Health Counselor License Types
  • Mental Health Counselor
Renewal Information
(Renew by June 30 every 3 years (2023, 2026, 2029)
  • All licenses regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal triennial by June 30, every three (3) years, (2023, 2026, 2029)
On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2026
Renew Online:
Renewals accepted: May 8, 2023 to June 30, 2023
Renewal Postcard Mailout: May 5, 2023
Renew By License Expiration Date: June 30, 2023

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
Restoration Information
(Restore within 1 year after license expiration)
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:

 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