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LMHC FAQ

Do I need to do an Advanced Internship?

As of July 1, 2018 the State of Indiana changed the requirements for the LMHC and now only requires 700 hours for the license.  If you have completed 700 hours of practicum and internship in a school or other facility, check the definition of  Mental Health Counseling in the statute to make sure your experiential time will qualify you for the license.  Most school counselors' experience in practicum and internship has qualified, but this is an individual matter between you and the Indiana License Board.

Do I have to be a graduate of a school counseling program?

No, as long as you have graduated from a 48 credit hour master's degree program in a counseling related field, you are eligible to apply.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you have taken all the courses outlined on the application for the LMHC from the State of Indiana.  https://www.in.gov/pla/social.htm 

Where can I learn more about the State of Indiana requirements for LMHC licensure?

It is important to read all the requirements for licensure at the State of Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.

Is financial aid available for the LMHC program?

Yes, federal loans are available for this program.  For more information, contact Butler Financial Aid 317-940-8200 or finaid@butler.edu.