Welcome to AASCB
Welcome to the website of the American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB), the organization of state boards that regulate the practice of counseling.
Founded in 1985, AASCB is the resource for information about counselor licensing and regulation, test development, and standards for licensing. AASCB meets annually at a conference where critical issues related to counselor licensing are addressed by its Commissions. If the website does not contain the information you are seeking, please contact the AASCB office.
Counselor Preparation: Accreditation and Distance Education
The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in, one, a seismic shift in higher education to digital delivery of programs and two, an increase in telebehavioral health. The shift in higher education means a paradigm shift for counselor education. The increase in telebehavioral health practice requires attention to interstate laws, consistency of assumptions, and practice regulation. The use of telebehavioral health and distance supervision in practicum and internship has implications for initial licensure and regulating post-degree supervised practice licensure requirements.