Illinois Mental Health Counselors

Illinois licensure law requires a minimum of a 48 semester hour degree.

If you are a CRC - Certified rehabilitation Counselor -Education Requiremets are here.
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Sec. 45. Qualifications for a license.
      (a) Professional counselor
         (3) is a graduate of:
             (A) a master's or doctoral level program in the field of counseling, rehabilitation counseling, psychology, or similar degree program approved by the Department;

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          (3) is a graduate of:
             
(A) a master's level program in the field of counseling, rehabilitation counseling, psychology, or similar degree program approved by the Department;
             
(B) a doctoral program in the field of counseling, rehabilitation counseling, psychology, or similar degree program approved by the Department;

NOTE: The Department no longer approves individual degree programs.

Degree programs may include:

Counseling Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Art Therapy and Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy
Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling
Pastoral Counseling
School Counseling
Rehabilitation Counseling

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