4757-13-05 Professional counselor and professional clinical counselor examination policy.

(A) Applicants shall be approved prior to sitting for the examinations. When an applicant is approved they shall receive an admission letter from the board. This letter shall be presented to the testing site for admission to the examination. The letter shall be in effect for six months. If the examination is not taken within the time frame applicants shall need to request another admission letter.

(B) Applicants who fail the examination shall be required to wait ninety days to re-take the examination and a new admission letter shall be sent from the board.

(C) The counselor professional standards committee shall approve applicants for licensure as professional counselors and professional clinical counselors to take the examination three times.

(D) After the third attempt, if the applicant has not achieved a passing score, they shall not be allowed to re-take the examination until they have completed a total of nine semester hours or twelve quarter hours of graduate coursework or other approved remediation as approved by the board. A plan of correction shall be approved by the counselor professional standards committee prior to beginning the approved remediation.

Effective: 01/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/12/2012 and 12/17/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4757.15, 4757.22, 4757.23
Rule Amplifies: 4757.15, 4757.22, 4757.23
Prior Effective Dates: 7-3-97; 9-20-02, 9/20/07