State Requirements & Programs
School counselors are licensed and credentialed by the state where they are employed. Typically, licensure requires documented school counseling education and coursework from an accredited college/university, completion of practicum and internship in a K-12 school, as well as passage of a state or national comprehensive test (e.g., Praxis). State requirements vary by state so it’s important to consider criteria when you are seeking new employment or moving to a position in a different state.
Although ASCA does its best to keep this information current, state requirements may change and/or be updated frequently. The information in this section should be used as a general guideline, not an official publication. It is best to check with the state education department for current requirements. If you would like to update or change your state information, contact Angie Hickman.