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LPCC Supervised Professional Practice

All of the required professional, post-degree supervision requirements for LPCCs must be completed prior to licensure. Four-thousand (4,000) supervised post-degree clinical practice hours are required for licensure, regardless of the application route utilized (General, Conversion, or Reciprocity). All three LPCC licensure applications contain a form entitled Verification of Completed Supervised Professional Practice that will gather information from you regarding supervision that you have completed. This form varies on each application so be sure to refer to the form from the application that is most appropriate for your circumstances.

Supervision Completed to date

If you have already completed 4,000 supervised clinical practice hours that you wish to have the Board consider, and you have met all other licensing requirements, you may apply at any time. The Application and Licensure Committee of the Board will review your past supervision at the time it reviews your completed licensure application and determine if the supervision is acceptable for licensure purposes. Any supervision hours approved by the Committee are completed. Any hours that are determined by the Committee to be deficient must be completed before your license can be granted; read on for information regarding how to conduct supervision that you have yet to accomplish.

Supervision Yet to Accomplish

If you have supervision yet to complete, and you are applying by the general application method, your supervision must comply with the requirements of Minnesota Statutes section 148B.5301, subdivision 2. You should use the LPCC Supervision Contract (see the LPCC Application and Other Forms webpage) to ensure that any supervision you are completing complies with the supervision requirements.

If you have supervision yet to complete, and you are applying by the conversion application method, your supervision must comply with the requirements of Minnesota Statutes section 148B.5301, subdivision 4(a)(8). It is recommended that you use the LPCC Supervision Contract (see the LPC and LPCC Misc Forms Page) to ensure that supervision you are completing is appropriate for licensure purposes.

Who Can Supervise Me?

LPCC Conversion Application Provision 

A supervisor who holds the Approved LPC or LPCC Supervisor designation of the Board may provide supervision to LPCs applying for the LPCC under the conversion provision. 

LPCC General Application Provision 

Supervision must be provided by a supervisor who:

A. holds the Approved LPCC Supervisor designation of the Board. The LPCC Supervisor is a Mental Health Professional according to Minnesota Statutes section 245.462, subdivision 18, and section 245.4871, subdivision 27 (LPCC, LP, LMFT, LICSW, etc.)

B. has four years of professional counseling experience

C. has at least two years of postlicensure experience in the delivery of clinical services in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses and disorders, and

D. has completed 45 hours of training in clinical supervision

Other Information

Please review the board web-page regarding LPCC Reciprocity for information about the supervision requirements if you are applying by reciprocity.

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