Does confirmation from licensing in AgoraCX count as official licensing approval?

If the organization in question is currently partnering with a licensing agency, then no, it doesn’t count.  You will still need to submit the project through the respective portal for official approval.  The confirmation step just grants licensing another layer of accountability over projects, but it doesn’t replace your current official approval process.

If the organization is independently licensed, then confirmation in AgoraCX could very well count as official approval.  You will have to confirm that with the licensing department.