In order to qualify for the LAC/LPC, the state of New Jersey requires the completion of a master's degree (or doctoral degree) in counseling from a CACREP-accredited program.  "CACREP" stands for Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs.  CACREP is an accrediting body that accredits master's and doctoral programs in colleges and universities around the United States and internationally.  Below is a list of CACREP-accredited mental health counseling programs listed by county in New Jersey.  For further information about CACREP, you can visit  In addition, CACREP is offering A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling for purchase.

Camden County

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Essex County
Montclair University
Caldwell University
Hudson County
New Jersey City University

Mercer County

Rider University
The College of New Jersey

Monmouth County

Monmouth University

Morris County

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Ocean County

Georgian Court University

Passaic County

William Paterson University

Union County

Kean University
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey