Credentialing Certifications

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National Counselor Licensure Portability

Counseling regulatory boards will determine the future of license portability for counselors. With the recent progress toward a counseling interstate compact, creating uniform standards across state lines has never been more important or more possible. The four organizations which comprise the National Portability Taskforce, AASCB, ACES, AMHCA, and NBCC are dedicated to serving licensing boards by continuing to seek an endorsement process that protects the public and increases access to care. Learn more

AMHCA Credentials

Credential_IntroPage.pngAMHCA is the first association to recognize both advanced practice and professional expertise in clinical mental health counseling. We believe in the current climate advanced practice clinical counselors with specialist skills are in increasing demand. Both the public and insurance providers are looking for counselors who have acquired cutting-edge training and clinical abilities.

The AMHCA Professional Credentialing Certification

The AMHCA credentials are for LCMHCs who are independently licensed and currently practicing. These credentialing certifications provide evidence of increasing professional competence and expertise that convey to clients that an LCMHC holds independently recognized competencies.

These credentials honor your education, hard work, certifications and experience. They are envisioned to represent who you are and what you do in your path while getting certified and being qualified.

Why These Credentials Are Needed

  • Board certification adds professional credibility
  • Credentialing certifications provide evidence of increasing professional competence and expertise that can convey to clients that an LCMHC holds independently recognized competencies
  • Our credentials enable CMHCs to distinguish themselves as both advanced practice clinicians and specialist clinicians
  • Applicants who are qualified receive an AMHCA certificate and join the over 200 other awardees in being recognized by AMHCA.
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