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License Application Status | Education Credentials from Non-approved Programs | Licensing Examinations | Practice Issues | Professional Misconduct and Discipline | General Customer Service | School Counselor Certificate

License Application Status

Find the status of your license application by checking our online license verifications; your name will be added immediately when your license number is issued. You may also contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Mental Health Practitioners Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817 ext. 592 (voice)
518-402-2323 (fax)
opunit5@mail.nysed.gov

Please provide your name, social security number, date of birth, and the name of the profession in any correspondence.


Education Credentials from Non-approved Programs

If you have questions about documentation required to verify education completed outside the U.S. or in non-approved programs, contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Bureau of Comparative Education
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817 ext. 300 (voice)
518-486-2966 (fax)
comped@mail.nysed.gov


Licensing Examinations


Practice Issues

For questions concerning practice issues, contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Mental Health Practitioners
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817 ext. 450 (voice)
518-486-2981 (fax)
mhpbd@mail.nysed.gov


Professional Misconduct and Discipline

This site contains information concerning professional misconduct, including how to file a complaint and search for disciplinary actions taken against licensees.


General Customer Service

Office of the Professions staff are available from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm, Eastern time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, ext. 570 (voice)
518-473-1426 (TDD/TTY)
518-474-1449 (fax)
op4info@mail.nysed.gov


School Counselor Certificate

Certifications are issued by the Department's Office of Teaching Initiatives.

Last Updated: September 19, 2014