state statutes or regulations recommends minimum certification standards that include advanced coursework and graduate degree requirements for counselors and completion of a practicum or internship.
Code of Vermont Rules 22-000-010 LICENSING OF EDUCATORS AND THE PREPARATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONALS (5000)
5.3. Awareness Additional Requirements: Master's degree, with a concentration in school counseling or the equivalent. AND A supervised internship experience (600 clock hours) in counseling with a minimum of 60 hours of experience in school counseling at both the elementary (PK-6) AND the middle/secondary level (7-12), under the supervision of a licensed school counselor.