Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists

The renewal portal for licensees and certificate holders whose licenses expire January 31, 2021, will open on November 1, 2020.


NEW: 3/9/21: Information on the Amended Order on License Extension  

On March 9, 2021 Governor Hogan issued Executive Order No.:21-03-09-03, Amending and Restating Order of June 19, 2020, Extending Licenses and Authorizing Suspension of Legal Time Requirement. The result of this order is that any license that would have been renewed by June 30, 2021 under normal circumstances but has not, will expire on that date and will not be active on July 1, 2021. The 30 day grace period that had been mentioned in the previous executive order no longer applies.

Please be reminded that the criminal history records check (CHRC) is required to complete the renewal process. Please note that a CHRC is only required if it has been 6 or more years since your last report. The date of your last CHRC may be found on the Board’s website under “License verification”. Also note that many of the fingerprinting sites are by appointment only and are taking the required safety precautions. In accordance with §§17-501 and 17-501.1 of the Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, all applicants must complete a criminal history background check upon renewal.

Notice of Public Meeting - CANCELLED ​

Subject: Public Open Meeting
Date: June 18, 2021
Time: 10:30 am
Join by Google Meet:
Call-in number: +1 260-227-7319‬ ‬
Access code:798 406 270# ‬

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NEW: 3/8/21 -BHA Clinical Letter Helping the Helpers

2/5/21 -  Resources for Health Care Professionals

The Maryland Department of Health will update resources for health care professionals as they become available. The Department urges you to regularly check their vaccine dashboards for more information:

1/20/21: Contacting MDH regarding the prioritization of COVID-19 vaccinations 

1/12/21: COVID-19 Vaccination Prioritization and Allocation 

1/5/21: MDH Order Requiring Reporting of Covid-19 Vaccine Administration 

1/1/21: Amended Directive and Order Regarding Vaccination Matters 

7/1/20 COVID -19 Update - MDH Order - Amended Various Healthcare Matters - COVID Testing on Demand

Update 03/17/2020:
The State of Maryland is in Phase II Level II Pandemic Response Operations. Accordingly, Board staff is on a limited and restricted work schedule. We will make every effort to respond to email and phone messages in a timely manner during this time. The processing of new applications and other functions will also be affected. Please note that visitors are not permitted in the building for any reason and documents may not be dropped off at Board offices under any circumstances. Please check the Board's website for up to date information regarding the Covid 19 pandemic response.

**UPDATED** FAQ 04/09/2020 - Covid-19

The Maryland Department of Health has provided information about the - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

Attention New Applicants: Maryland Law Assessment (MLA)​​​

To take the MLA:

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Upcoming Events

​​​​​​​​Board Meeting Dates & Time:
  • April 16, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Behavior Analyst Advisory Committee Meeting Dates & Time: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • January 13, 2021 at 1:00pm

Alcohol and Drug Subcommittee Meeting

Contact Us:

Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
4201 Patterson Avenue, Suite 316
Baltimore, MD 21215

Telephone: (410) 764-4732
Fax: (410) 358-1610