Earn The Credentials You Need To Expand Your Impact

Want to become a licensed counselor, but missing a few educational requirements? Fill the gap between your master’s and the most up-to-date state licensure conditions with specialized coursework and expanded field experiences. Our academic advisors work with each and every student to develop a personalized program based on past professional, educational, and clinical experiences.

Meeting the Needs of Today’s Expanded Licensure Requirements

Many states, including Minnesota, now require 60 hours of training to become a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). This 21-27 credit certificate program:

  • Assists those whose master’s-level training stopped at 48 hours, or whose training was completed before the requirements changed
  • Allows counselors with specializations in other areas (such as addictions, school, or career counseling) or human services professionals to gain additional specialized academic and field experiences
  • Is not designed for initial licensure
  • Can be completed online, in person, or a combination of both
  • Promotes the Adlerian principles of social interest, advocacy, and harmony within you and your practice as you prepare to advance your career

Two Post-Master Certificate specialty tracks to choose from:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling

What’s Required:

  • A master’s degree in counseling or a related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Eligibility to pursue licensure in your field in the state where you work

Note: Graduates of this certificate program may still need to meet additional exam or supervision requirements in order to obtain licensure. It is each student’s responsibility to identify their state’s unique conditions. Contact the state licensure board to learn more about yours.

Your Future

At Adler Graduate School, you’ll experience professional growth as well as personal transformation. Take a look at where your Certificate in Counseling can take you.

A Day In the Life

Licensed counselors provide services and guidance to individuals and groups of all ages. They do this in person, virtually, and in a wide variety of clinical and community settings. They also collaborate with other mental health professionals on treatment, research, and advocacy.

Professional Settings

  • Private practice
  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital settings
  • Hospice care centers
  • Social services
  • Educational settings
  • Religious organizations
  • Corporate environments
  • Community health centers
  • Treatment centers

Field Experience

One credit of Practicum and two credits of Internship are required to complete a total of 700 hours of field experience.

Required Courses

Please refer to our course catalog for the most up-to-date course requirements.

Next Steps?

It’s time to take the next step in your journey. Choose yours below.

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