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GA Board of Prof. Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rule Changes - VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ - APC & LPC
Some sections of Board Rules 135-5-.01 Associate Professional Counselor, and 135-5-.02 Professional Counselor, have changed, some changes to become effective March 17, 2015, and other sections will change after September 30, 2018 - so please review them carefully.
TELEMENTAL HEATH AND CONTINUING EDUCATION HOUR REQUIREMENTS - BOARD RULE 135-11-.01
****Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists****
If you are conducting/providing any form of telemental health services then you must have completed the required continuing education hours pursuant to the new Board rule.
If you are not conducting/providing any form of telemental health services, then the licensee is not responsible for obtaining these telemental health continuing education hours unless desired.
Please see Rule 135-11-.01 for all requirements.
If the licensee has taken the hours required in this section within the last 5 years, those hours do not need to be repeated in order to meet the requirements under this section.