OAR 833-030-0041
Examination Requirement for Licensure as a Professional Counselor


All applicants for licensure as a professional counselor must pass a competency examination and an Oregon law and rules examination pursuant to OAR 833-020-0081 (Examination).


To qualify for licensure as a professional counselor under ORS 675.715 (Application)(1)(d), an applicant must pass, or have passed within ten years prior to the date the application was received by the Board, one of the following competency examinations:


National Counselor Examination;


National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination; or


Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination.


Applicants applying via the reciprocity method may meet the competency exam requirements specified in 833-020-0081 (Examination).


To qualify to sit for the competency examination, a LPC applicant must:


Submit an application; and


Meet the graduate program and coursework requirements in OAR 833-030-0011 (Educational Requirements for Licensure as a Professional Counselor).


Candidates will pay exam and exam administration fees to the prescribed examination providers.


Passing scores will be:


Established by the National Board of Certified Counselors for applicants who plan to take the exam after applying for Oregon licensure.


Established by the agency verifying passage of its examination for applicants who took a state competency exam before applying for Oregon licensure.


The Board will notify examinees in writing of the results of their examination.


Following passage of the approved competency examination, the Board requires passage of an Oregon state law and rules examination with a passing score determined by the Board.

Source: Rule 833-030-0041 — Examination Requirement for Licensure as a Professional Counselor, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=833-030-0041.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 833-030-0041’s source at or​.us