Counseling Licensure FAQ

We know navigating the licensure process can be challenging and nuanced. Take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the licensure process and find resources for next steps in the process.

A variety of transcript types can be ordered and sent in a variety of methods depending on your university source. If your transcript is from George Fox, visit the registrar's page about ordering transcripts for full details.

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

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.

For George Fox applicants, email to Maddy Boylan at mboylan@georgefox.edu or post mail to:

Graduate School of Counseling
George Fox University
12753 S.W. 68th Ave., P510
Portland, OR 97223
Attn: Program Coordinator

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).

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

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.


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

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 the university of your choice.

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.

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.

Questions?

Kristie DeHaven

Kristie DeHaven

Admissions Counselor, Graduate Counseling Programs