Professional Counseling Graduate Certificate

If you already have a master’s degree in school counseling or student affairs, you may qualify for licensure certificate program status. The MSUM Graduate Certificate for Professional Counseling is intended to lead to state licensure. Students pursing a license in clinical mental health counseling are often required to complete the National Counselor Examination for initial their initial license and may be required to complete an additional exam when applying for a higher tier license. The test required and any other post-graduation requirements differ by state. Please contact the licensing board in the state you plan to work in following graduation for correct licensing exam(s) (Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy and North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners). This program requires you to complete the equivalent of our degree program through transfer courses and courses taken at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Specified courses must be taken from MSUM. Contact the CNSA program coordinator for further information.

Professional Counseling Certificate Requirements