Counselor Licensing Program
Act 244 of 1997 of the State of Arkansas provides for the licensing of Associate and Professional Counselors. A person completing an approved master's degree or higher program, with a minimum of 60 graduate hours, may be licensed in Arkansas to provide counseling services to the public. Students are encouraged to begin the application procedure during their final semester at http://www.accessarkansas.org/abec/index.html.
|Areas Required for Licensure by Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling||University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Courses Which Meet Licensure Requirements|
|Human Growth and Development||EDFD 5573 Life Span Human Development|
|Social and Cultural Foundations||CNED 5513 Counseling and Human Diversity|
|The Helping Relationship (Theories)||CNED 5323 Counseling Theory|
|Group Processes, Dynamics, and Counseling||CNED 5363 Dynamics of Group Counseling|
|Life Style and Career Development||CNED 5213 Lifestyle and Career Development|
|Appraisal of Individuals||CNED 5303 Individual Appraisal|
|Research and Evaluation||ESRM 5013 Research Methods in Education|
|Professional Development (Introduction to Counseling)||CNED 5203 Found. of the Counseling Profession|
|Practicum and/or||CNED 5343 Counseling Practicum|
|Internship||CNED 574V Internship|
|Psychopharmacology||CNED 5353 Psychopharmacology|
|Family & Relationships||CNED 6023 Foundations of Marriage & Family Counseling & Therapy|
|Abnormal Psychology/Psychopathology/DSM||CNED 5403 Case Management and Counseling|
Note: a grade of B or higher is required in each of the courses by the Board for Licensure.
School Counselor Certification
Individuals who are planning receive certification from the Arkansas Department of Education are required to take the Praxis Exam in the area of Guidance Counselor. In addition, certification applicants must hold an Arkansas teaching certificate and have at least two (2) years of experience as a teacher.