Clinical Counseling Accreditation and Licensure Information

As of the time of posting, the University of Jamestown Master’s in Clinical Counseling program curriculum has been reviewed by the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners and is deemed to meet educational requirements for licensure in the state of North Dakota at the level of licensed associate professional counselor (LAPC).

The requirements for the LAPC designation include three main components:

  1. Completion of program curriculum: This program’s 60-credit-hour curriculum meets the criteria set forth by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).
  2. Practical experience and training: This program includes both practicum (100 hrs) and internship experiences (600 hrs) totaling the required number of hours (700).
  3. This program includes preparation for taking the National Counselor Examination (NCE).

The MCC program covers the above requirements, and students will need more training beyond the MCC program in order to meet requirements for the second (LPC) and third (LPCC) levels of licensure in the state. Please see the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners web site for more information on the levels of licensure and their requirements.

At the time of posting, it is undetermined if UJ’s MCC program meets requirements in any other U.S. states. Please email the program director, Elsie Motter ( if you have questions about licensure in another state.