Each state has specific requirements for licensure to practice as a professional counselor. Some states licnese certain areas of practice that others do not. Regulations are strictly enforced in each state and those practicing without a license can be punished to the full extent of the law within the respective state.
It can be quite time consuming to dig around the state government websites and locate the licensure information you need. After selecting a state you will have all the information at your fingertips including links to the state's specific forms and materials you will need when applying for a counselor license.