Master's Program

Licensure and Certification

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

All graduates of the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program are eligible to apply for licensure to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Florida. Approved applicants for the credential are designated as a Registered LMHC Intern. A Registered LMHC Intern will be required to fulfill direct service hours along with approved LMHC supervision before full licensure is granted. In addition, a Registered LMHC Intern will be required to pass a state license examination. For more information contact: Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.

Florida Board New MHC Graduate Packet

Certified Addiction Professional

Graduates who complete the Graduate Certificate in Addictions and Substance Abuse Counseling are eligible to apply for certification with the Certification Board for Addictions Professionals of Florida (CBAPF approved provider #179A). This graduate certificate program is approved for education and training by the Board and is designed to satisfy the addiction-specific training required. This includes the transdisciplinary foundations of Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge, Application to Practice/Professional Readiness. Additional hours in several performance domains and The Florida Certified Addiction Professional Exam are required. A specified number of hours of direct experience performing addiction-related services hours and a specified number of hours of direct supervision of the applicant's performance of addiction-related services required as well.

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

All graduates are eligible to apply for certification with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). Applicant must pass a national examination to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). According to CRCC, certification indicates a higher level of specialized education and training, a thorough understanding of key competency standards based on current practices in the field, adherence to the Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors, and an ongoing commitment to continuing education. For more information contact: Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.