Required Training Distance Credentialed Counselor

Training Requirement

DCC applicants must provide documentation of successful completion of an approved DCC training course. Applicants must apply within five years of completing the DCC training.

The DCC training has been discontinued due to the upcoming launch of the new Board Certified-TeleMental Health (BC-TMH) credential and Telemental Health (TMH) online training.

Enrollment information for in-person TMH training is currently available through the following approved provider:

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC

Requirements to attend the DCC Training Program include:

  • Master's degree in counseling or a mental health related field.

Requirements to attend the DCC Training Program AND obtain the DCC Credential include:

  • A master's degree in counseling or related mental health field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A license to practice counseling or a related field in the state or country in which the candidate resides or works OR certification in good standing as a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
  • Successful completion of an approved DCC training course documented by the final certificate.

Foreign Degree Equivalency Note

Candidates who have completed their degrees from a school outside of the United States must have their degree evaluated by an international transcript evaluation service and submit the results to CCE with the application. CCE accepts evaluation of non-U.S. transcripts completed by World Education Services, Inc., Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., and American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers' Office of International Education Services.

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