Welcome To The Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy

The Board of Examiners is here to help you pursue a professional license to practice in Arkansas.   Our website provides access to application forms, licensure protocol, laws, rules, disciplinary procedures, rosters of practitioners and supervisors, and other helpful information that will assist you in your chosen career.
The Board also invites comments and questions from consumers.  If you wish to locate a counselor, or if you have questions or concerns about the professionals who serve the citizens of our state, you can find it on this website.
We hope you will visit our website often to stay current on the latest developments pertaining to your pursuits.  Feel free to contact us with any ideas or suggestions for improving our service.
To read more, visit the BOARD INFORMATION page.


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  • 2022 Late Renewal – BEGIN
    All licenses with an expiration date of May 31, 2022 have been extended through July 31, 2022.  All licenses will remain active and valid through July 31, 2022.  Late fees for non-renewal will begin August 1, 2022.  May 6, 2022, Board Motion #40.

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Rules & Codes of Ethics

The enabling legislation of the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling is codified at Arkansas Code Annotated §17-27—101 et seq. and it provides for the licensure and regulation of Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists; and the individuals who are allowed to use the titles “licensed professional counselor”, “licensed associate counselor”, “licensed marriage and family therapist”, and “licensed associate marriage and family therapist”.  The Act is both title and practice.

The Board of Examiners in Counseling shall, in all deliberations and in all adopted Rules, diligently pursue goals most consistent with the public interest and protection of the public welfare and shall, at all times, apply the provisions of Arkansas Code Annotated § 17-27-101, et seq. and the Rules in a fair and impartial manner.

  • To review the Rules, click HERE.

  • To review the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, click HERE.

  • To review the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics, click HERE.



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