Licensed Kentucky Pastoral Counselor

In March 2014 a new Licensed Kentucky Pastoral Counselor law took effect. Please contact the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Pastoral Counselors for more details about the LKPC law.

  • Have completed a master of divinity degree or its equivalent with a minimum of ninety (90) hours from a seminary accredited by the Association of Theological Schools or an equivalent course of study as defined by the board by promulgation of administrative regulations;
  • Be an ordained minister or the denominational equivalent, as determined by the applicant’s denomination or faith group, and have been endorsed by that denomination or faith group to function as a pastoral counselor;
  • Hold an advanced degree or its equivalent beyond the master of divinity degree with special concentration in the theory and practice of pastoral counseling and which requires at least one (1) year of academic work beyond the first professional degree; and
  • Pass a written examination approved by the board.