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State Credentialing 1State Credentialing Board Research ProjectChelsea N. CrabtreeGrand Canyon University: PCN-505July 18, 2018
State Credentialing 2State Credentialing Research ProjectIn the State of Oklahoma there are plenty of different licenses that you could possibly be eligible for if you have all the right credentials. Those license include the following, LGC –Licensed Genetic Counselor, LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor, LBP – LicensedBehavioral Practitioner and LMDT – Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. Each state has theirown set of guidelines and requirements that must be followed. Some states may be the same,similar or completely different but which ever state one decides to practice in they need to makesure that they have gone through the guidelines and requirements thoroughly. Oklahoma State BoardIn Oklahoma our Licensing Board is called the State Board of Behavioral HealthLicensure. The location of our main office is 3815 N Santa Fe, Ste. 110 Oklahoma City, OK 73118. Theycan be reached by phone (405) 522-3696 and by fax (405) 522-3691. They are open Monday –Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. They currently have 11 board members at this time. If you go toOk.gov you will find the list and emails of all board members. If you have concerns about youlicense, applications, fees and certifications you can contact their main number and go fromthere.Mission of the State BoardThe mission of the State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure is to protect the Public by promoting and enforcing laws and regulations which govern the practice ofLicensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and LicensedBehavioral Practitioners (ok.gov/behavioralhealth). In other words, they want first and
State Credentialing 3foremost make sure that the Licensed Professionals are complying with all the rules andregulations that apply in the state of Oklahoma. They also want to make sure that they aretruly doing their job in helping families in need of their services. Licensing requirementscan be difficult to understand and the board members want to ensure that they help makethe process easier (Ok.gov, 2018).