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        Administrator:Marlo Thomas-Koger
        Board Staff:Shaun Strother
        Advice Counsel:   Mary League   **
        Directions:110 Centerview Dr, Columbia SC

**The Office of Advice Counsel is responsible for
providing legal advice to all Boards, Commissions
and Panels. These attorneys do not provide legal
advice to parties outside LLR.

Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors and Psycho-Educational Specialists


Application fee must be attached to application form at time it is submitted and is non-refundable.

LPC, LMFT - $ 170

LPES - $ 130

LPC/S , LMFT/S - $ 100

Examination Fees

Applicable when applicant has not heretofore taken and passed the appropriate examination. Due upon notification by the Board that approval to sit for the examination has been given. Please contact the professional examination vendor for fees for each profession.

Licensure Fees

Licensure Fees Payable upon notification by the Board that licensure has been approved. License is not valid until licensure fee has been received. The fee does not exceed $150.00 for LPC, LMFT, or LPES licenses. The fee does not exceed $100.00 for LPC-Supervisor or LMFT-Supervisor

Miscellaneous Fees

Copy of Documents (exam scores, supervision forms, etc.) - $10

Duplicate Wall Certificate - $25

Duplicate Pocket Card - $10

Name Change and New Pocket Card - $10

Returned Check Fee - $30

License Verification to another State Board - $5

Licensee List Request - $10

(Request license verifications online at

Renewal/Reinstatement Fees

LPC - $150

LPC/S - $ 100

LMFT - $150

LMFT/S - $ 100

LPES - $ 150

Reinstatement Fee (if license has lapsed 4 months - 2 years) - $300

Due every two years on common renewal date. Fee plus continuing education information and signed renewal form must be postmarked by renewal date.

Special Note:

Board makes effort to remind licensees that their renewal date is coming up; however, it is the responsibility of the licensee to renew on time, with or without a reminder from the Board.

If the licensee's license as an LPC or LMFT in South Carolina expires without renewal, or is revoked through Board disciplinary action, the supervisory license will automatically become void.)

Fees may be paid by certified or personal check, or by money order, made to the order of "Board of Examiners for Counselors and Therapists." Application, fees, and supporting documents should be submitted to: S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation S.C. Board of Examiners for Counselors and Therapists Post Office Box 11329 Columbia, S.C. 29211-1329

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110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, S.C. 29210
(803) 896-4300 | Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
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