All mail is opened and scanned in at a central location and then distributed electronically to the respective boards.
A Licensure Analyst will review each application file and if needed send a deficiency/status letter to the applicant. The applicant may also access our website at www.sos.state.ga.us and select Check application status. Please allow up to twenty-five (25) business days for processing all application materials.
Once the application is complete [i.e. the application, fee and all supporting documents (transcripts, directed experience verification, supervision verification, references, internship verification, etc)] have been received, the application file will be submitted for Board review and vote at the next scheduled Board meeting.
IMPORTANT: Applicants, please note when accessing your application status on our website under the Online Services category Check the Status of an Application that checklist items that have been moved over to the completed column only means that those documents have been received. This tool is to be used as an option for you to monitor your application for items received as you are going through the licensure process. Please allow ample time for the items to be checked off.
Only the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists have the authority to approve or deny an application for licensure. Every application file must be submitted to the Board for review. The Board meets monthly to review applications and conduct other Board business. Once your application file has been reviewed by the Board, you will receive written communication of the Board’s decision within five to ten business days following the Board meeting.