Secretary of State Professional Licensing Boards Division
The Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists was created by an act of the General Assembly in 1984. The Board consists of ten members appointed by the Governor: three professional counselors, three social workers, three marriage and family therapists, and one consumer member.
The Board is charged by law with regulating the practice of professional counseling, social work, and marriage and family therapy in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of Georgia. It does so by enforcing the education and training requirements established by law for licensure in each profession, by adopting and enforcing a code of ethics governing licensees, by establishing and enforcing continuing education requirements, and by addressing unlicensed practice in these professions.