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Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensure

The Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling oversees the licensure of counselors in Alabama. Students graduating from the UAB Counselor Education Program qualify to apply for licensure in the State of Alabama. Details regarding licensing procedures can be found at the website of the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling:


Graduates are eligible to apply to the National Board for Certified Counselors.


About Counselor Education

The Master of Arts in Counseling degree has concentrations in the areas of Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling. These concentations are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students acquire core knowledge and clinical skills which enable them to enter the profession of counseling. Both counseling concentrations are designed to meet the academic course work and field experience requirements for becoming a licensed professional counselor (LPC) as established by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling (ABEC).

News & Events

  • Counselor Education faculty receive Department of Human Studies grant. Learn more.
  • Counselor Education faculty member leads GEAR UP grant.  Learn more.

Student Spotlight

Amy Martin

Program Highlights

Community Counseling Clinic
Collaboration with Genetics Counseling Program
Hall of Fame