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.


Fingerprinting during COVID: As indicated in a recent Board bulletin regarding license renewal, under an Executive Order a license will not expire during the state of emergency. The license will expire 30 days after the state of emergency is lifted. 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”.

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

Subject: Public Open Meeting
Date: February 19, 2021
Time: 10:30 am
Join by Google Meet:
Call-in number: 1 314-474-2531‬ ‬
Access code: 308 100 374# ‬

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NEW: 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:

Online Services


​​​​​​​​Proposed Board Regulations

Upcoming Events

​​​​​​​​Board Meeting Dates & Time:
  • January 15, 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