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Board of Professional Counselors


The Board of Professional Counselors has released the following position statements:

Notice to Professional Counselor Applicants

Only hours supervised by a Board approved supervisor will be accepted.

As of March 14, 2016 all board approved supervisors have been issued a “license” number for their certification by the board to provide supervision. A list will no longer be provided on this website.

Please search our professional licensing database here for Board Approved Supervisor’s for Professional Counselors

Approved Supervisors: Please contact the Division if you have any questions about your certification; you can reach the licensing examiner: ProfessionalCounselors@Alaska.Gov

Please note that if your professional license lapses or expires, supervised hours will not be accepted for the dates you do not hold an active license.

New Requirement for Applications for Board Approved Supervisors

As of February 20, 2022 the following regulation changes have gone into effect and will be enforced for those applying to be a Board Approved Supervisor.

(a) The board will certify as an approved counselor supervisor an applicant who meets the requirements of AS 08.29.210 and of this section. An applicant for certification under this section must

    (1) submit a complete application, on a form provided by the department;
    (2) submit the board-approved supervisor fee established in 12 AAC 02.325;
    (3) certify that the applicant adheres, and will continue to adhere, to the ethical guidelines adopted in (b) of this section;
    (4) submit documentation of having completed at least 25 contact hours of continuing education related to supervision of professional counselors within the two years preceding the date of application; the 25 contact hours of continuing education must include at least 12 hours earned through attendance and completion of synchronous courses, seminars, and workshops; the 25 contact hours must be obtained through any of the following:
      (A) a three semester-hour graduate course in clinical supervision;
      (B) a course approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC);
      (C) a course approved by the American Counseling Association (ACA);
      (D) a course approved by the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA); or
      (E) other courses related to professional counseling supervision and presented to the board for pre-approval as equivalent to courses described in (B) – (D) of this paragraph; and
    (5) if the applicant is applying to be certified as an approved counselor supervisor from another jurisdiction, submit a copy of the applicant's license in that jurisdiction.

(b) The code of ethics for an approved counselor supervisor certified under this section is the AMHCA Code of Ethics, adopted by reference in 12 AAC 62.900.

Please note that applications postmarked prior to February 20th, 2022 will not be penalized for not following this regulation. All applications post-marked after this date will need to follow this regulation. At this time the form is being edited and reflects the previous requirement and an updated application will be made available soon. Thank you for your understanding.