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School Counseling Programs and Licensure (R 4703)

PELSB is considering changes to how it approves Minnesota-based school counseling programs. Specifically, PELSB is considering whether to require these programs to hold accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) rather than require these programs to obtain state approval through PELSB by meeting state-specific standards.

Task    Date
Publish Request for Comments Anticipated March 2022
Publish Notice of Intent to Adopt proposed rules  Anticipated for Summer 2022

Final adoption of rules:

  • No hearing
  • With a hearing


  • ~3 months after the Notice of intent to Adopt rules is published
  • ~6 months after the Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules is published
Proposed effective date July 1, 2025

Key rulemaking documents: 

Impacted Rules

Proposed amendments to:

Proposed repeal of:

More information:

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For questions about the rule amendments or the rulemaking process, please contact Michelle Hersh Vaught ( 

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