Certificate in School Counselor to Clinical Mental Health Counselor

The certificate in school counselor to clinical mental health counselor (CMHC) provides students in the 48-credit-hour school counseling track and school counseling practitioners the opportunity to obtain the courses needed to meet the academic requirements of the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license in Kansas. The certificate provides the coursework for students who are attending the 48-credit-hour school counseling degree track, WSU alumni who have graduated from the degree track and wish to return to WSU for the LPC educational requirements, or other school counselors who wish to pursue LPC coursework. LPC licensure will have the potential to provide additional career opportunities and promotion to the students who hold the certificate. Students with degrees less than 48 credit hours may be required to take additional courses beyond this certificate to meet the 60-credit-hours required for LPC licensure by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB). Students with a bachelor's degree who may have an interest in the counseling profession or practicing mental health professionals who may want professional development and/or an additional credential are also eligible for admission into this program.