4757-25-06 Endorsement of a marriage and family therapist license.

(A) An applicant requesting licensure as a marriage and family therapist or independent marriage and family therapist 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 marriage and family therapist or independent marriage and family therapist 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 marriage and family therapist or independent marriage and family therapist 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 graduate education;

(6) If the applicant has taken another jurisdiction's marriage and family therapist exam, documentation of whether the applicant passed that exam; and

(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 marriage and family therapist 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 master's and or doctor's degree in marriage and family therapy awarded by an appropriately accredited institution;

(2) Whether the applicant possesses a master's and or doctor's degree in a related mental health field awarded by an appropriately accredited institution. And the applicant has earned substantially equivalent marriage and family therapy coursework from an appropriately accredited institution subsequent to that degree that meets the requirements of division (A)(3)(b) of section 4757.30 of the Revised Code and paragraph (A)(3) of rule 4757-25-01 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Whether the applicant's coursework is substantially similar to the requirements in paragraph (A)(3) of rule 4757-25-01 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Whether the applicant for independent marriage and family therapist has substantially equivalent supervised experience required by division (C) of section 4757.30 of the Revised Code and paragraph (C)(3) of rule 4757-25-04 of the Administrative Code;

(5) Whether the applicant has passed a state marriage and family therapist exam that is substantially similar to Ohio's examination;

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

(7) The number of years the applicant has practiced as a marriage and family therapist or independent marriage and family therapist worker in another jurisdiction.

Effective: 10/18/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/12/2009 and 09/20/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4757.10
Rule Amplifies: 4757.18 , 4757.30
Prior Effective Dates: 4/10/04, 1/10/08