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Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the American Counseling Association (April 1995) as adopted by the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors in Sept., 1995. LPCANC is a chapter member of the American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA). Therefore, LPCs who are also members of LPCANC, must adhere to both the American Counseling Association (ACA) code of ethics and the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) code of ethics.

The North Carolina Board of Lisensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC) was established under provisions of the Licensed Professional Counselors Act (LPC Act), which was ratified on July 24, 1993 as Article 24, Chapter 90, General Statutes of the state of North Carolina, to become effective July 1, 1994. The LPC Act regulates the activities of persons who render counseling services to the public. The NCBLPC, which is appointed by the governor, is empowered by the LPC Act to carry out the provisions of the Act, which include, among others, examining and passing on the qualifications of applicants, issuing licenses and license renewals, adopting ethical standards and examination materials, establishing standards for continuing professional counselor education, and conducting investigations and hearings as necessary to endorse the LPC Act.

LPCANC does not interpret or advise on ethical issues. For more specific information or if you have specific questions or ethical dilemmas, please consult the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC). Click below to read the ethical codes.

2014 ACA Code of Ethics

AMHCA Code of Ethics

Ethics Highlights

Or click below to be taken to the ACA and AMHCA websites:

American Counseling Association

American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)


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