In Seconds
Where do you want to take classes?
When would you like to start?
What's your zip code?
GO ›
What degree are you interested in?
GO ›
You're almost there...
Processing your information

How to become a Counselor in New York

Learn how to earn your counseling licensure in NY

Click on the link that best describes your current situation...

Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their counseling certification in New York. Most requirements such as earning your Master's degree, completing 3000 hours of supervised experience and passing the NCE examination have been and will continue to be mandatory in the New York counseling licensure process. However, it is wise to contact the New York Professional Licensing Services at (518)-474-3817 ext. 592 to make sure you are on the right track.

I'm a High School Graduate...

In a fast-paced career oriented state such as New York, gaining knowledge first-hand of what you must do to expedite your journey into a career is of great importance. Knowing when and how to advance your education to meet New York counseling certification requirements is a huge part of the process. So, use the momentum you have to learn more about your educational options and keep moving forward to stay ahead of the pack!

The next step is to learn how you can enroll in an Associate's degree program or Bachelor's degree program.

Click on the links below to browse schools offering programs in psychology or counseling.

Once you have enrolled in a program, take advantage of your school's career services department and learn how you can find employment or volunteer opportunities that are related to the counseling career path.

I've already received my Bachelor's degree...

Once you have your bachelor's degree, you will need to find a school offering a master's or doctoral degree program in counseling.

Step One:

Click on the links below to contact schools offering Master's or PhD programs in counseling or related field.

Or request information from additional schools offering counseling programs in New York.

Step Two:

Once your masters degree has been completed, you will need to earn 3000 hours of supervised counseling experience. You will need to have face to face contact with your qualified supervisor on a regular basis.

Details about the requirements and supervisors can be found on the following New York Department of Education website.

Step Three:

Now you can download the New York counseling license application and submit the application along with all supporting documents and required fees to the New York State Education Department.

You may download the application off the following webpage.

Step Four:

After your application has been evaluated and approved, the New York Education Department will notify you and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) of your eligibility to register with the NBCC in order to sit for the exam.

New York requires that you pass the NBCC administered National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination. Information about this examination is available on the NBCC website.

New York Counseling Certificate Programs
Note: This list contains online and campus schools that accept students from New York.
Results:  9
Matching School Ads

With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online
The schools below offer related programs that other inquirers have considered.

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

Founded in 1959, California Lutheran University's dedicated, accomplished faculty works with small classes of students who are open-minded—and are seeking to grow as individuals.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online