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How to become a Counselor in Oregon

Learn how to earn your counseling licensure in OR

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Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their counseling certification in Oregon. 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 Oregon counseling licensure process. However, it is wise to contact the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors at (503)-378-5499 to make sure you are on the right track.

I'm a High School Graduate...

Whether you are looking to become a counselor in Portland, Bend or anywhere else in the state, Oregon counseling certification requires candidates to possess a master's level of education. However, you are in a fantastic position to let your momentum carry you into the most important decision you can make for your career at this point. Begin earning your college degree.

Regardless of what career field you wind up in, a college degree is a necessity for all professional careers.

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 Oregon.

Step Two:

You will also need at least 3 years of supervised work experience under a qualified supervisor. One of these years can be completed while working towards your masters degree. 2400 of the total hours need to be in direct client contact.

More details about hourly requirements and approved supervisors can be found on the following Oregon State Department of Health webpage.

Step Three:

Next, you can download the Oklahoma counseling license application and submit the application along with all other supporting forms and required fees to the Oregon board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.

You may download the application from the following Oregon Board's webpage.

Step Four:

Once the Board has evaluated your application and approved your qualifications, you will be notified of your eligibility to sit for the National Counselor Examination. When you have passed the national exam, Oregon requires counseling licensure candidates to take a state law and rules exam administered by the state.

Information about the national exam can be found on the NBCC website.

Oregon Counseling Certificate Programs
Note: This list also contains online schools that accept students from Oregon.
 
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