Professional Counseling Certificate
At one point or another, we all need a helping hand as we go through life. Are you ready to be the guide others need to make the positive and productive changes necessary to living their best lives? We can help. Let Post University’s Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling give you the tools you need to help others make a difference.
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The Certificate in Professional Counseling targets adult practitioners who are typically employed and seeking a focused education on their discipline of choice in the field of counseling and human services.
Gain the expertise you need to provide valuable insight and advice to those who seek it. This program is especially helpful for those interested in applying this knowledge in an educational setting.
This program includes the following concentrations:
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Alcohol and Drug Counseling
In addition to learning advanced skills, many states including Connecticut have moved to requiring 60 hours of graduate level training for licensure purposes. The courses offered in the certificate could help to assist those seeking licensure meet their state’s requirements. Please be sure to consult with your applicable state agency in this process.
Students who wish to enroll in this graduate certificate program are required to have at least 21 graduate level credits in a helping-related profession.
At Post University, we are committed to making students’ education a personal experience. We keep our class sizes small to encourage in-depth discussions and collaborative problem solving. As soon as you enroll, you’ll be matched with an academic advisor who will be there to discuss your college-to-career path.
Contact us today to learn more about how our personal, hands-on approach to your education in effective professional counseling can help you achieve your goals.
Currently not enrolling students from California, Colorado, New York, Missouri, Mississippi, Kentucky, Idaho, and Pennsylvania.
Post University does not guarantee its Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services degree meets the requirements for professional licensure in any state or territory. Each state has different requirements for licensure as a counselor or other mental health provider. Post University will assist students in researching the requirements and provide information from the appropriate licensing agency or board in their state or territory prior to beginning their programs. The faculty and staff of Post University working with students in the Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services program are available to support and advise students on program requirements, but it is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to be in charge of their own licensure process and to make sure that all requirements are met in obtaining licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body.
The Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure requires completion of 60 graduate credits in order to qualify for licensure and has final determination of the acceptability of specific courses. Students completing the 39 credit Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services degree and the 24 credit Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling will be considered to have completed the requisite number of credits required to apply for licensure.
Students who are interested in becoming licensed counselors in the State of Connecticut:
Should be aware that they will need to complete additional coursework beyond Post University’s 39-credit Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services degree in order to be eligible for state licensure as a counselor in the state of Connecticut.
Should be aware that the requirements for licensure change. As with any state, Post University recommends that students from the state of Connecticut contact the licensing board in order to accurately determine what requirements are currently needed for state licensure.
NOTE: Licensure is a professional process that varies from state to state. Please consult the appropriate state agency to determine the specific requirements for licensure in your state.
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