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Professionals (Applications & Forms)

Licensing Services

Licensed Professional Counselors 


  • Original License by Examination: You are applying for original licensure in Colorado, and have taken and passed the NCE.
  • Original License by Endorsement: You hold an equivalent license in another state and wish to apply for licensure in Colorado.
  • Renew:  You currently hold a Colorado license and are in a renewal period.
  • Reinstate: Your Colorado license has expired and you wish to reinstate the license. 
  • LPC Candidate Registration: you are applying for a temporary permit, in order to complete the required post degree supervised experience hours for LPC licensure in Colorado.



LPC Candidate Registration (Temporary Permit)

Application for Original License by Examination

Application for Original License by Endorsement

Application to Reinstate an Expired License

Application to Change Status from Active to Inactive

Application to Reactivate an Inactive License

Post-Degree Experience and Supervision Form

NBCC (NCE) Testing Information

Online Jurisprudence Examination
 Provisional Licensure Jurisprudence Examination Overview Model Mandatory Disclosure Form


For Jurisprudence Examination Resources, visit Laws, Rules and Policies.


Beginning April 15, 2013, the Candidate Registration (temporary permit) for LPC, MFT, and PSY candidates will be a separate application. Upon approval and issuance of the LPC, MFT, or PSY Candidate Registration temporary permit, candidates may practice psychotherapy while accruing post degree supervised experience (PDSE) hours for licensure. Candidates will be required to comply with all the requirements outlined in the candidate applications including review by the appropriate board for any "yes" answers for screening questions and approval for education and education equivalency. Candidates are not required to be registered as a Registered Psychotherapist, and are regulated by the specific Board for their profession. After a candidate has completed the required hours for licensure, they must submit a separate application and fee to obtain licensure.

License Expiration Grace Period for New Applicants. All new applicants who are issued a license within 120 days of the upcoming renewal expiration date will be issued a license with the subsequent expiration date. For example, licenses issued between May 1, 2013 and August 31, 2013 will reflect a license expiration date of August 31, 2015. Licenses issued prior to May 1, 2013 will reflect an expiration date of August 31, 2013 and must renew in the upcoming renewal period.

License Renewal Information. All Licensed Professional Counselor licenses expire on August 31 of odd-numbered years and must be renewed to continue practicing.


Test Accommodations

The Division of Professions and Occupations provides test accommodations to applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), including changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). To submit a request for accommodations, please complete the Test Accommodations Request Form provided in the link below and return it and the documentation requested in Part II of the Form with your application materials.


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