4757-13-06 Endorsement of a professional counselor or professional clinical counselor license.

(A) An applicant requesting licensure as a professional counselor or professional clinical counselor via endorsement shall submit to the board all of the following:

(1) A completed licensure application for the level of licensure for which the applicant is seeking licensure;

(2) The required fee established by the board under paragraph (B) of rule 4757-1-05 of the Administrative Code;

(3) An official statement, which indicates applicant is currently licensed, certified, registered, or otherwise authorized to practice as a professional counselor or professional clinical counselor in another jurisdiction;

(4) An official statement from any and all jurisdictions where the applicant is currently or has been previously licensed, certified, registered, or otherwise authorized to practice as a professional counselor or professional clinical counselor indicating whether the applicant is in good standing and whether disciplinary action has been taken or is pending against the applicant;

(5) All transcripts of undergraduate and graduate education, if any;

(6) If the applicant has taken another jurisdiction's professional counselor or professional clinical counselor licensure exam, documentation of whether the applicant passed that exam;

(7) Any additional documentation requested by the board that would assist the board in making a determination based on paragraphs (B)(1) to (B)(7) of this rule.

(B) The counselor professional standards committee may consider the following factors to determine whether to grant the applicant a license via endorsement:

(1) Whether the applicant possesses a degree in counseling awarded by an appropriately accredited institution whose program is clearly identified as a counseling program that confers a counseling degree;

(2) Whether the applicant's coursework is substantially similar to the requirements in paragraphs (A)(4) and (A)(5) of rule 4757-13-01 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Whether the hourly amount of the applicant's degree coursework is substantially similar to the hours required in division (B)(3) of section 4757.23 of the Revised Code;

(4) Whether the applicant has passed a state professional counselor or professional clinical counselor licensure exam that is substantially similar to Ohio's examination;

(5) Whether the applicant for professional clinical counselor has substantially equivalent supervised experience required by division (B)(4) of section 4757.22 of the Revised Code and paragraph (A)(2) and/or (A)(3) of rule 4757-13-03 of the Administrative Code;

(6) Whether the applicant's license is currently in good standing in another jurisdiction and whether applicant has been disciplined in another jurisdiction;

(7) The number of years the applicant has practiced as a professional counselor or professional clinical counselor in another jurisdiction; and

Effective: 01/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/12/2012 and 12/17/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4757.10
Rule Amplifies: 4757.18
Prior Effective Dates: 7-3-97; 7-10-00; 9-20-02; 1-10-08; 11-2-08