Counseling Licensure FAQ

How do I order transcripts to be sent to a licensing board?

A variety of transcript types can be ordered and sent in a variety of methods. Visit the registrar's page about ordering transcripts for full details.

How do I get a form 2A filled out by GFU for the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists?

Fill out the Form #2A as completely as possible, including the name and address of your internship site, your start and end dates, job title and activities performed. On a separate blank sheet or post-it, include your contact information: name, address and phone number. Mail the original Form #2A and your contact info to:

Administrative Assistant
Graduate School of Counseling
George Fox University
12753 SW 68th Avenue, P510
Portland, OR 97223

Allow 2-4 weeks for the processing of this form by the School of Counseling. Once your hours have been verified and the form signed, we will send the original to you in a sealed envelope labeled for the Oregon Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as instructed by the Oregon Board. Do not open the sealed envelope. You must send this on to the board with your other documents. There will be a separate loose copy in the envelope for your personal records.

How do I get a form 6A filled out for the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT)?

Because our programs are already approved by the OBLPCT, this form is not required for our program graduates.

When I graduate, how do I apply to be a Marriage & Family Therapist Associate or Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington State?

The forms and instructions are available on the State of Washington's website.

When I graduate, how do I apply to become a Licensed School Counselor or Licensed School Psychologist in Washington State?

The forms and instructions are available on the website of the State of Washington's website for the Office of the Superintendant of Public Instruction.

How do I get licensed as a mental health professional in a state other than Washington or Oregon?

Access that state's licensing board website and download the appropriate application, forms, and instructions. Forward any verification forms to the Graduate School of Counseling for processing along with your phone number and email address:

Graduate School of Counseling
George Fox University
12753 SW 68th Avenue, P510
Portland, OR 97223

When should I apply for my counseling license?

Typically graduates apply for their registered intern status with the OBLPCT as soon as they have a position that provides direct client contact hours and supervision (provided by the site or contracted by the intern).

How do I find someone qualified to supervise me for my LPC or LMFT license after I graduate?

See the OBLPCT website for a list of approved supervisors and network with your current university supervisor and academic advisor.

How do I find more information on the LPC or LMFT licensure process in Oregon?

At the end of your internship experience at George Fox University, a representative from the OBLPCT will visit campus and provide detailed information on the registered intern process and will answer any questions you may have.

How long will it take for me to get my LPC or LMFT license?

It typically takes 2-3 years to accrue all the required supervised hours for licensure and is dependent on client load.

I'm a licensed School Counselor. How do I become an LPC in Oregon?

The process of moving from one license to another varies. Your first step is to contact the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. OBLPCT will help you map out a customized plan to become an LPC in Oregon. Once the Oregon Board issues an official letter stating the requirements, your admission counselor can help you set up an appointment to chat with a Program Director at George Fox University.

I'm an LPC but I'd like to become a School Counselor. How do I do this in Oregon?

The Graduate School of Counseling offers a Certificate in School Counseling designed for students with a master's or doctoral degree in counseling who want to pursue a school counseling license. Contact your admission counselor if you would like to talk to the School Counseling program director about your eligibility for the Certificate in School Counseling.

I'm an LPC but I'd like to become an LMFT. How do I do this in Oregon?

George Fox offers a Certificate in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling designed for licensed mental health professionals. While this program does not lead directly to licensure as an LMFT, it may meet the educational requirements to pursue the LMFT license in Oregon. Contact the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists for authoritative information on LMFT license requirements. OBLPCT can help you map out a customized plan to become an LMFT in Oregon. Once the Oregon Board issues an official letter stating the requirements, your admission counselor can help you set up an appointment to chat with a Program Director at George Fox University.

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