When applying for licensure by examination, you must arrange for the Board office to receive verification that you have completed the required hours of post-Masters mental health counseling. The following definitions apply to this requirement:
|IF you have…||THEN…|
|completed 30 post-Masters credit hours in the counseling field||no further documentation of post-Masters experience is required other than an official transcript, sent directly from the school(s), showing that you have completed the credit hours.|
|not completed 30 post-Masters credit hours in the counseling field||your clinical or administrative supervisor(s) must verify that you have provided additional hours of post-Masters mental health counseling. These hours, when added to the 1,600 or more hours of direct supervision verified by your clinical supervisor(s), must total at least 3,200 hours.|
You do not have 30 post-Masters credit hours in the counseling field. Your clinical supervisor verifies that you have provided 2,200 hours of mental health counseling under his direct supervision. Since you do not have 30 post-Masters credit hours, your administrative or clinical supervisor must also verify that you have provided at least 1,000 additional hours of mental health counseling. All 3,200 hours must be within a period of not less than two years but no more than four years.
For more information about the experience requirements, see Sections 2.1.3 and 2.1.4 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
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