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Program Licensure & Credentialing by State

Federal regulations require us to disclose whether our programs meet the educational requirements for professional licensure in every state and U.S. territory. Below, we have indicated whether our licensure programs meet each state's educational licensure requirements, do not meet them, or where a determination has yet to be made.

We recommend that students who intend to pursue licensure/credentialing review this information prior to applying. 

Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling (60 credits)

The Cambridge College, School of Counseling and Psychology (SOPC), Mental Health Counseling 60 credit program prepares students to meet the Pre-Master’s Degree education and experience requirements for Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) application in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  

Students who are considering application for licensure in another state are strongly advised to meet with their Program Chair to review licensure requirements in that state. A state’s Pre-Master’s Degree Education and Experience requirements may be met through careful planning of elective courses as well as Field Experience hours.  Reviewing the licensure requirements of the state where a student intends to seek licensure will inform the student about their chosen state's requirements and assist the student in planning the course of their program.  

Cambridge College has made the determination that the following states licensing requirements can be met through the Mental Health Counseling program: 

Massachusetts

Cambridge College has not made the determination if the following states licensing requirements can be through the Mental Health Counseling program:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Mental Health Counseling Licensure

SOPC students are required to be familiar with the Massachusetts regulations governing mental health counselors in the state, so too should a student considering licensure in another state become familiar with and understand that state’s requirements for mental health counseling licensure.  Students who plan to seek mental health counseling licensure in a state other than Massachusetts are strongly encouraged to request guidance from that state’s licensing boards concerning coursework, field experience, or other requirements that would be necessary to make them eligible to apply for a mental health counseling license in that state.

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) website at https://www.nbcc.org/Search/StateBoardDirectory provides contact information for state licensing boards.

Ongoing Evaluation of State Regulations

Students must understand the requirements of the state in which they intend to apply for licensure.  It is additionally important to keep current with a state’s regulation changes in order to be aware of the impact changes have on program needs.

Relocating

Students who relocate to a different state, may face different licensing requirements from their previous residence. They should take steps to understand the requirements of their new state.

Regional Accreditation

Cambridge College and its programs including the Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling are accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Notice Updates

Cambridge College has made every effort to verify the statements made in this notice.  However, state licensure is controlled by each individual state’s legislature and may change without notice to college and university programs. 

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Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling (PR) (60 credits)

The Cambridge College, School of Counseling and Psychology (SOPC), Mental Health Counseling 60 credit program prepares students to meet the Pre-Master’s Degree education and experience requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) application in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  

Students who are considering application for licensure in another state are strongly advised to meet with their Program Chair to review licensure requirements in that state.  A state’s Pre-Master’s Degree Education and Experience requirements may be met through careful planning of elective courses as well as Field Experience hours.  Reviewing the licensure requirements of the state where a student intends to seek licensure will inform the student about their chosen state's requirements and assist the student in planning the course of their program.  

Cambridge College has made the determination that the following states licensing requirements can be met through the Mental Health Counseling program:

Puerto Rico

Cambridge College has not made the determination if the following states licensing requirements can be through the Mental Health Counseling program:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Professional Counseling Licensure

SOPC students are required to be familiar with the Puerto Rico regulations governing mental health counselors, so too should a student considering licensure in another state become familiar with and understand that state’s requirements for professional counseling licensure.  Students who plan to seek professional counseling licensure in a state other than Puerto Rico are strongly encouraged to request guidance from that state’s licensing boards concerning coursework, field experience, or other requirements that would be necessary to make them eligible to apply for a professional counseling license in that state.

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) website at https://www.nbcc.org/Search/StateBoardDirectory provides contact information for state licensing boards

Ongoing Evaluation of State Regulations

Students must understand the requirements of the state in which they intend to apply for licensure.  It is additionally important to keep current with a state’s regulation changes in order to be aware of the impact changes have on program needs.

Relocating

Students who relocate to a different state, may face different licensing requirements from their previous residence. They should take steps to understand the requirements of their new state.

Regional Accreditation

Cambridge College and its programs including the Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling are accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Notice Updates

Cambridge College has made every effort to verify the statements made in this notice.  However, state licensure is controlled by each individual state’s legislature and may change without notice to college and university programs. 

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Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (60 credits)

The Cambridge College, School of Counseling and Psychology (SOPC), Marriage and Family Therapy 60 credit program provides the academic preparation for Marriage and Family Therapy licensure application and Clinical Professional Counselor licensure in the state of California.  

Students who are considering application for licensure in another state are strongly advised to meet with their Program Chair to review licensure requirements in that state. A state’s Pre-Master’s degree education and experience requirements may be met through careful planning of elective courses as well as Field Experience hours.  Reviewing the licensure requirements of the state where a student intends to seek licensure will inform the student about their chosen state's requirements and assist the student in planning the course of their program.  

Cambridge College has made the determination that the following states licensing requirements can be met through the Marriage and Family Therapy program:

California.

Cambridge College has not made the determination if the following states licensing requirements can be through the Marriage and Family Therapy program:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure

SOPC students are required to be familiar with the California regulations governing marriage and family therapy licensure in the state, so too should a student considering licensure in another state become familiar with and understand that state’s requirements for licensure. Students who plan to seek marriage and family therapy licensure in a state other than California are strongly encouraged to request guidance from that state’s licensing boards concerning coursework, field experience, or other requirements that would be necessary to make them eligible to apply for a marriage and family therapy license in that state.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

SOPC students are required to be familiar with the California regulations governing clinical professional counselor licensure in the state, so too should a student considering licensure in another state become familiar with and understand that state’s requirements clinical professional counselor for licensure.  Students who plan to seek licensure in a state other than California are strongly encouraged to request guidance from that state’s licensing boards concerning coursework, field experience, or other requirements that would be necessary to make them eligible to apply for a clinical professional counselor license in that state.

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) website at https://www.nbcc.org/Search/StateBoardDirectory provides contact information for state licensing boards.

Ongoing Evaluation of State Regulations

Students must understand the requirements of the state in which they intend to apply for licensure.  It is additionally important to keep current with a state’s regulation changes in order to be aware of the impact changes have on program needs.

Relocating

Students who relocate to a different state, may face different licensing requirements from their previous residence. They should take steps to understand the requirements of their new state.

Regional Accreditation

Cambridge College and its programs including the Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy are accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Notice Updates

Cambridge College has made every effort to verify the statements made in this notice.  However, state licensure is controlled by each individual state’s legislature and may change without notice to college and university programs. 

Download PDF of this notice