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Due to the high volume of applications received in our office each day, we cannot provide same day processing and issuance of licenses. Applications are processed in the order of receipt.

Application
  

5 years

Application
  

You may use our License Lookup for the status of your application.  It will show pending until your license or certificate is issued.  It typically takes 2-3 weeks from the date of our receipt until review of an individual application takes place. You’ll be provided an update via email if provided on your application; otherwise by mail.

Application
  

The educational requirements for each credential are listed on each application, as well as in the Regulations: 172 NAC 94.

Application
  

You must have passed an acceptable licensing examination before you can be issued an LIMHP, LMHP or CMSW. See the Examination web page for additional information.

Application
  

Nebraska accepts experience earned as long as it meets Nebraska requirements. 172 NAC 94.

Application
  

You may use different titles, depending on what credential/s you hold. Please refer to the following link to our Statutes for clarification: Statutes Relating to Mental Health Practice

Application
  

If you have a misdemeanor or felony conviction or credential discipline, you must report such actions to the Office of Investigations within 30 days of the conviction/action. Failure to disclose any such convictions/credential discipline could result in disciplinary action.

Conviction Reporting
  

Yes, if the conviction was a misdemeanor or felony and you were sentenced or paid a ticket through traffic court.  (Infractions are not required to be reported.) Some examples are: No valid registration, no driver’s license on person, and driving under suspension.

Conviction Reporting
  

Yes, the licensee MUST notify the Department when a supervisor is added or when he/she is a new supervisor by submitting an application within 30 days following the change.

Provisional
  

If a supervisor or licensee terminates supervision, s/he must notify the Department in writing immediately of the date of termination. 

Provisional
  

Your Provisional credential will not be active until you have submitted a new "Change/Additional Supervisor" application, at which time we will reactive your credential.

Provisional
  

No, CEs are not needed.

Provisional
  

Nebraska does not review or approve CE offerings: Click here for the CE Memorandum.

Renewal
  

If your credential/s is “active,” we will automatically send a renewal notice to your address, as on file with this office. You can verify your statusLicense Look-up

·         If you’ve moved and not received your notice, please contact this office at (402) 471-4920 or by e-mail at DHHS.licensure2117@nebraska.gov.

·         If your credential/s is not “active/current,” you must complete and forward a Reinstatement application. Mental Health Reinstatement

Renewal
  

A photocopy of a marriage certificate, divorce decree, annulment papers, adoption papers, or a court order verifying that a name change has occurred.

Other
  

Any correspondence, including your renewal notice, will be sent to the last known address. It is the responsibility of the licensee/certificate holder to keep the department informed of changes.

Other
  

A licensee may request that his/her license be placed on inactive status at any time and at no cost by sending a written notice to the Department.

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