Counseling and Therapy Practice Laws, Rules, and Policies

Late Renewal Penalty: $100 plus renewal fee for incomplete renewals or renewals postmarked after September 30.

If your license is not renewed within 30 days of the expiration date, October 31, it will automatically expire and you must refrain from practicing.

An additional $100.00 late fee, including renewal fee will be required.

Retirement Status: To place your license on retirement status, you must sign and date in the box provided on your renewal form. Request for retirement must be postmarked on or before your license expires. Retirement status is not to be used for the purpose of not completing your renewal requirements. After five years of retirement status the licensee has the option to place a license on inactive status or reinstate a license. Failure to request inactive status or retirement statues will cause the license to expire.

As stated in Part 3, section 11, a retired license may be restored within five years of being placed on retirement status by notifying the board in writing, providing the board with proof of having completed continuing education during the retirement period, and paying $100 reinstatement fee plus the licensure fee. If a license has been on retirement status for one year or less, the licensee must submit 20 CEU hours. If the license has been on retirement status for two years or more (up to five years) the licensee must complete 40 CEU hours.

Inactive Status: After five years of retirement status the licensee has the option of placing a license on inactive status. A request for inactive status must be submitted in writing or by e-mail.

Inactive status will require a renewal fee of $100 and 10 hours of CEU’s. All inactive licenses must be renewed every two years. The board office will send out inactive status renewal notices by mid July of the renewal period.


The text of our governing statute is available here.
The text of our rules is available at the official site of the New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC).
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