Use the following link to access the applicant portal: Applicant Portal
Please Note: You will need to complete all application steps in order for your application to be complete. In addition, some documents are required to be uploaded. Your application will not be considered complete until all steps have been completed and all required documents have been received.
Applicant/Not Currently Licensed in Another Jurisdiction:
If you passed the NCE exam prior to making application and you are not licensed making an application by endorsement, you will need to request the score be uploaded to the Oklahoma NCE portal. Your passing result will not be submitted to the Board automatically.
If you have questions regarding the academic requirements, you may review the Board's pre-approved qualifying degrees, pre-approved coursework, the academic review worksheet, and the academic requirements at the following link: Board Approved Degrees/Coursework
Applicants with a History of Criminal Conviction:
In accordance with 59 O.S. § 4000.1, the State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure has formally adopted a list of criminal offenses which, by the Board’s determination, substantially relate to the practice of behavioral health counseling and pose a reasonable threat to the public or others working in the same occupation. The Board is authorized to deny the application of any person with a conviction of any of these offenses.
You may find the complete list of potentially disqualifying offenses here: List of Offenses
If you have a criminal conviction, before you submit an application, you may request, in writing, an initial determination as to whether your criminal history might disqualify you from licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, or Licensed Behavioral Practitioner. Your written request must include: a copy of your criminal history record with explanation of each conviction; OR a statement describing each criminal conviction including the date of the conviction, the court of jurisdiction, and the sentence imposed. You may include additional information for consideration including but not limited to your current circumstances, the length of time since conviction, evidence of rehabilitation, testimonials, personal reference statements, and employment aspirations.
The State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure will review each request, and all accompanying materials, and shall issue Notice of Initial Determination to the Requestor, in writing, within sixty (60) days of receipt of the request. The Notice of Initial Determination will contain the following statements: