Welcome to the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

Mission Statement

To establish and maintain standards of qualifications and performance for licensed behavioral health professionals in the fields of counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work and substance abuse counseling and to regulate the practice of licensed behavioral health professionals for protection of the public.

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Given feedback during the rulemaking process, the Board has decided to withdraw the current rulemaking package and work closely with the Governor’s office to develop a more comprehensive rule package that will add additional public protections. Thus, the recently proposed rules will not be going into effect and licensees will be kept posted on future proposals. Please see Board minutes from July 31, 2023.

Please review this letter from our Executive Director that contains important updates and reminders from September 24, 2021. 

On April 10, 2019, Governor Ducey signed House Bill 2569 which amended A.R.S. § 32-4302 relating to applicants for licensure who are licensed in another state and establish residence in Arizona.  The statute became effective on August 27, 2019.