The minimum academic level for professional membership in HKPCA should be a HKPCA accredited master’s degree in counselling listed as below. Other master degrees in counselling or equivalent will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Bethel Bible Seminary
Master of Christian Marriage & Family Therapy
Note: Applicable to graduates who complete the course “Practicum III” in Sep 2012 or after.

Master of Arts with a Specialization in Pastoral Counselling
Master of Theological Studies with a Specialization in Pastoral Counselling
Note: Applicable to graduates who complete the course “Practicum I and II” in 2017 cohort or after .

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Master of Arts in School Guidance and Counselling, Specialized Stream: Counselling and Comprehensive Guidance
Note: Applicable to graduates who were admitted to the Programme in 2004 or after.

Master of Arts in School Guidance and Counselling, Specialized Stream: Special Needs
Note: Applicable to graduates who were admitted to the Programme in 2006 or after.

City University of Hong Kong
Master of Social Sciences in Counselling
Note: Applicable to graduates who were admitted to the Programme in 2004 or after.

[Project stream graduates who have not taken the specified Practicum course are not eligible to apply for HKPCA Certified Counsellor ]

Hong Kong Baptist University
Master of Social Sciences in Counselling 

Note: Applicable to graduates admitted to the Programme in 2015 or after.

The Education University of Hong Kong
Master of Arts in Educational Counselling (2 year part time and 1 year full time )

Note: Applicable to graduates admitted to the Programme in 2014 or after.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Master of Arts in Guidance & Counselling

Note: Applicable to graduates admitted to the Programme in 2015 or after.

[Project stream graduates who have not taken the specified Practicum courses are not eligible to apply for HKPCA Certified Counsellor ]

Master of Arts in Social Work (Family-centred Practice and Family Therapy)

Note: Applicable to graduates admitted to the Programme in 2016 or after

The University of Hong Kong
Master of Social Sciences in Counselling
Note: Applicable to graduates who were admitted to the Programme in 2002 or after.

Master of Social Sciences (Mental Health) – Clinical Stream
Note: Applicable to graduates who were admitted to the Programme in 2018 or after.