Counseling experience under the supervision of a licensed professional counselor is required to qualify for a full professional counselor license. All supervised experience obtained in Michigan must be completed after the limited counselor license has been issued. Supervised experience gained prior to obtaining the limited license cannot be counted toward licensure.
Individuals with a Master’s degree must accrue 3,000 hours of post-degree counseling experience in not less than a two-year period with at least 100 hours accrued in the immediate physical presence of the supervisor.
Individuals who have completed 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of graduate study in counseling beyond a Master’s degree must accrue 1,500 hours of post degree counseling experience in not less than a one-year period with at least 50 hours accrued in the immediate physical presence of the supervisor.
UPDATE: HUMAN TRAFFICKING TRAINING REQUIREMENT (From mi.gov)
There have been changes to the Public Health Code and Administrative Rules that require licensees and individuals seeking licensure to complete human trafficking training. When does this take effect?
Beginning with the June 2019 renewal cycle, and all renewal cycles thereafter, licensees must have completed training in identifying victims of human trafficking that meet the standards established in Administrative Rule 338.1751a.
Beginning March 17, 2021, individuals seeking licensure must have completed human trafficking training prior to obtaining a license as a Licensed Professional Counselor or Limited Licensed Professional Counselor.
Licensees, or individuals seeking licensure, must complete training in identifying victims of human trafficking only one time. The department may select and audit a sample of individuals and request documentation of proof of completion of training.
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