CounselingAgency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Required State License(s):
All guidance teachers and school counselors are required to be certified to counsel at the grade levels of their counseling assignment with the Department of Education; 517-373-3310.
Marriage and Family Therapists must be licensed with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing, Board of Marriage and Family Therapy; 517-373-8068.
Insurance counselors (anyone engaged in the business of auditing or abstracting policies of insurance or annuities or giving advice with respect to the benefits promised) are required to be licensed. Contact the Department of Insurance and Financial Services for licensure information at 877-999-6442 or visit www.michigan.gov/difs.
Substance use disorder counselors, providing services to publicly funded clients, are required to be certified through the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) in addition to any license that may be held. The Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals is a member of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and can be contacted at 517-347-0891 or www.mcbap.com.
Any counselors not licensed under another law are required to be licensed with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing, Board of Counseling; 517-373-8068.