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Running head: STATE CREDENTIALING BOARD RESEARCH PROJECT1Kimberly GuidryState Credentialing Board Research ProjectGrand Canyon University: PCN 505September 30, 2015State Credentialing Board Research Project
STATE CREDENTIALING BOARD RESEARCH PROJECT2A licensed professional counselor can appear to be difficult at times. The Louisiana State licensure board has given the required information concerning their requirements to become a licensed counselor in Louisiana. Nevertheless, this information may be difficult to find for those who are not familiar with the website or the qualifications needed to become licensed. A student or new graduate, it may be overwhelming with themandatory approaches concerning licensure and in what direction to take. Each individual state has their own requirements for counselor to fulfill. It is the duty of each person seeking a license to meet the requirements of that state. Many states have comparable requirements whereas many others are be completely different. There are many ways to find each states requirements such as the states licensing website or callingthe licensing office . Identifying information about the state board (name, location, etc.)The Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They can be contacted by email, mail or telephone. The office is open five days a week, Monday through Friday and is closed on all major holidays.Mission of the state boardThe mission of the Louisiana Professional Counseling Board is to guard the community awareness by controlling the practice of mental health counseling, the practice of marriage and family therapy, and the use of the titles of Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or any similar term, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), ProvisionalLicensed Professional Counselor (PLPC), and Provisional Licensed Marriage and FamilyTherapist (PLMFT).