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GA Board of Prof. Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists

The Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and  Marriage and Family Therapists was created by an act of the General Assembly in 1984.  The Board consists of ten members appointed by the Governor: three professional counselors, three social workers, three marriage and family therapists, and one consumer member.  

The Board is charged by law with regulating the practice of professional counseling, social work, and marriage and family therapy in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of Georgia.  It does so by enforcing the education and training requirements established by law for licensure in each profession, by adopting and enforcing a code of ethics governing licensees, by establishing and enforcing continuing education requirements, and by addressing unlicensed practice in these professions.        

Verifications of Licensure from other state licensure Boards may be e-mailed to the Georgia Composite Board to:

Applicants: The Board requires the education degree be conferred before they will consider an application for licensure. Please submit applications for licensure only AFTER you have graduated and been awarded the degree.

You MUST submit an application for licensure by Exam if you have never taken and passed the required licensure exam. ONLY after Board approval of the application will you be notified on how to register and sit for the required exam. Please do not contact the Board asking for approval to register and sit for the required exam if you have not submitted the required application, fees and all supporting documents, and been approved.

            Rule Changes - VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ - APC & LPC

Some sections of the Board Rules 135-5-.01 Associate Professional Counselor and 135-5-.02 Professional Counselor have changed and will become effective on October 1, 2018.


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