Graduate Students and Emerging Professionals
The Graduate Student and Emerging Professionals (GSEP) committee is tasked with keeping our up-and-coming professionals engaged and connected. From the exams you need to take, the ways you need to get licensed, and all the way until you get to put the esteemed "L" in front of those credentials, we endeavor to help you stay on track.
Graduate with your peers, but stand out above the rest by showing you are a part of your professional organization. Maintain a membership for more than a year and then apply for your graduation cords before your big day!
Apply and be accepted into an accredited CMHC Program
Cost: depends on application fee of college
Cost: FREE for first year if using coupon code
Consider joining an UMHCA committee
Near the end of coursework, begin considering placement for internships
Take the CPCE if required for graduation
Ensure your supervisor documentation is submitted to DOPL for their records (and your licensure after 3,000 hours)
Apply for your Associate-level license (ACMHC)
Take the NCE for licensure
Cost: See CCE's website to determine latest fees (Approximately $300 each)
Begin accruing hours as a W-2 employee (NOT 1099) with a supervisor who has held their license for over 2 years.
Begin accruing continuing education hours
Cost: depends on the workshop you attend. Some are FREE!
Note: to gauge how much you are paying, workshops generally cost around $20-$30 per credit offered.
Consider becoming a committee chair for an UMHCA committee
Continue logging direct and indirect hours for licensure. Ensure your supervisor is keeping notes on your work (see DOPL requirements).
Begin paneling with insurances if you are planning to go the private practice route. Note: some insurances will not accept Associate level licenses (considered "intern" level).
Take NCMHCE for licensure
Cost: See CCE's website to determine latest fees (Approximately $300)
You may expedite the exam results reporting to DOPL for a fee (approximately $100)
Apply for full license ("L") After accruing:
Consider leadership positions on UMHCA Board
Consider presenting at UMHCA Conferences