4757-3-02 Abbreviations and titles.

(A) Counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists licensed or registered by the board shall use the following abbreviations to designate their titles as defined in paragraphs (Q)(l) to (Q)(7), (S), (T) and (AA) of rule 4757-3-01 of the Administrative Code:

(1) "L.P.C.C." or "P.C.C." means a "Professional Clinical Counselor";

(2) "L.P.C.C.-S." or "P.C.C.-S" means a "Supervising Professional Clinical Counselor";

(3) "L.I.S.W." or "I.S.W." means an "Independent Social Worker";

(4) "L.I.S.W.-S." means a "Supervising Independent Social Worker";

(5) "L.P.C". or "P.C." means a "Professional Counselor";

(6) "L.P.C.-S." or "P.C.-S." means a "Supervising Professional Counselor";

(7) "L.S.W." or "S.W." means a "Social Worker";

(8) "S.W.A." means a "Registered Social Work Assistant";

(9) "C.T." means a "Registered Counselor Trainee";

(10) "C.R." means a "Registered Clinical Resident";

(11) "I.M.F.T." means an "Independent Marriage and Family Therapist";

(12) "M.F.T." means a "Marriage and Family Therapist";

(13) "S.W.T." means a registered "Social Worker Trainee".

(14) "P.C.-PROV" or "L.P.C.-PROV" means a Professional Counselor with a provisional license.

(15) "L.S.W.-TEMP" or "S.W.-TEMP" means a Social Worker with a temporary license.

(16) "M.F.T.-TEMP" means a Marriage and Family Therapist with a temporary license.

(B) Licensees shall indicate after their name on official documents the appropriate abbreviations of the current active license, or licenses, issued to them by this board.

(C) No person licensed by this board shall use after their name the title of abbreviation for any license, certification, or registration that they do not hold at the time of the use of said title or abbreviation.

(D) A person whose license has been suspended or revoked by the board or its professional standards committee shall not use with their name the abbreviation or title of that license while it is under suspension or revocation, nor shall any person whose license has expired use its abbreviation or title.

(E) The use of any abbreviation or title contained in this rule by persons unlicensed by this board shall be considered a violation of divisions (A) to (C) of section 4757.02 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 03/04/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/12/2009 and 09/20/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4757.10
Rule Amplifies: 4757.01 , 4757.10
Prior Effective Dates: 12-19-85; 7-3-97; 9-20-02; 4-10-04; 11-4-06; 11-8-07