The Commonwealth of Kentucky requires a state license to practice pastoral counseling. The basic degree requirement to become a Kentucky Licensed Pastoral Counselor is a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.). Sitting for the licensure exam requires 1,375 hours in the practice of pastoral counseling along with 250 hours of clinical supervision acceptable to the board.
If you are interested in becoming a pastoral counselor please read the licensure law on the link below. Then contact a pastoral counselor in your area for a one hour free consultation about the pathway to become a pastoral counselor.