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    Family Counselor

    Agency: 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 Health Care Services, Board of Marriage and Family Therapy; 517-335-0918. www.michigan.gov/healthlicense

    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 with the Department of Insurance and Financial Services; 517-373-0220 or 877-999-6442.

    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 Health Care Services, Board of Counseling; 517-335-0918. www.michigan.gov/healthlicense

    Revised: September 2013

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