In view of the complexity of social problems and the need for trained and qualified personnel to address these problems, the Counsellors Act (Akta Kaunselor) was enacted in 1998. The Act provides for the registration and practice of counsellors in Malaysia and the establishment of the Board of Counsellors to ensure professionalism and high standards among counsellors. With the implementation, it is mandatory for all practising counsellors to be registered with the Board under the Counsellors Act 1998 [Act 580].
The main responsibility of the Lembaga Kaunselor is to oversee and regulate counselling services in Malaysia. Counsellors exist in schools, universities, public services, drug rehabilitation centres, prison, religious and health centres, corporation and community.
Counsellor Registration Type of Forms:
Form A: Registration and Biennial Practising
Form C: Application for Temporary Registration
Form F: Application for Certificate of Practice Biennial
Form H: Application for Renewal of Temporary Registration Certificate/Certificate Practice/Practice Certificate Biennial
The Lembaga Kaunselor official website features:
Counsellors Directory: Searchable by Name and Registration Number (PA No.)
Publications: News; Seminar and Workshop Materials; Legislation; Guidelines; Forms, Books
Counsellor Registration Online Registration
Qualifications and Procedures
Online counsellor services are available for:
Registration for Malaysian Citizen
Registration for Non Citizen
Biennial Practising Certificate
Renewal of Biennial Practising Certificate
Update Registered Counsellor Profile
Check Application Status
Screenshot of Lembaga Kaunselor: Online Counsellor Registration
Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat
Urus Setia Lembaga Kaunselor
Aras 19, No. 55,
Official website is available in English and Malay version but much of the content is still in Malay language.