In the news...ACA Governing Council

Promotes License Portability Model

Save the Date!

On July 18th, over one hundred fellow counselors met with our state’s Congressional leaders to advocate for issues important to the field of counseling and practicing counselors – including school counselors and marriage, family, and child therapists. 

  • Promoting and conducting programs of research and education in the field of professional counseling
  • Enhancing high standards of professional preparation, performance, and conduct
  • Conducting professional meetings and conferences

It’s important to us to be clear about what we do as an organization with the community we serve. This list details a majority of our initiatives.

To enhance the quality of life by promoting the development of professional counselors. Use the practice of counseling to provide effective interventions that meet the needs of the community in which it serves. Promote respect for human dignity and diversity.

Counselor licensure titles and requirements currently vary from state to state. Counselors often have to obtain additional supervision hours or meet new requirements before they can get a license to practice counseling after moving to a new state. In the worst-case scenario, a counselor may be denied licensure after a move. For many counselors, this means having to leave the profession entirely.
In an effort to address this growing problem, the ACA Governing Council developed an official portability model. The goal of the model is to make it as easy as possible for counselors to transfer their licenses to new jurisdictions. The model emphasizes collaboration among state licensure boards—leading to full licensure in one state being recognized by other states—and respects all licensed professional counselors despite year and date of licensure.​

NCA Mixers in Las Vegas and  Reno will be announced shortly! Stay tuned...

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