4757-9-02 Continuing education requirements for renewal of a licensed professional counselor or a licensed professional clinical counselor.

For licensed professional counselors and for licensed professional clinical counselors, the requirements for license renewal are thirty clock hours of approved continuing professional education in the following program areas of counselor training listed in section 4757.22 of the Revised Code: human growth and development; counseling theory: counseling techniques; group dynamics, processing, and counseling; appraisal of individuals; research and evaluation; professional, legal and ethical responsibilities; social and cultural foundations; lifestyles and career development; clinical psychopathology, personality and abnormal behavior; evaluation of mental and emotional status; diagnosis of mental and emotional disorders; methods of intervention and prevention of mental and emotional disorders; treatment of mental and emotional disorders; supervision, and administration. Administration subjects for continuing education are defined in paragraph (E)(1)(a)(iii) of rule 4757-17-01 of the Administrative Code and may also include courses that directly relate to service delivery, practice management, and client care, which are acceptable for renewal and may be counted toward the twenty-four or twenty-seven continuing education hours that are not ethics and/or supervision related. Some current content areas that would meet this are: healthcare reform, insurance reform, federal parity, service delivery models, bridging the cultural gap, impact of financing, health homes, primary and behavioral health integration and use and integration of health information technology.

(A) For those licensed professional counselors and licensed professional clinical counselors with supervising counselor status, three of the thirty clock hours shall be in supervision.

(B) For all renewals three of the thirty hours shall be taken in the area of ethics continuing education.

Effective: 7/1/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 12/17/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4757.10, 4757.33
Rule Amplifies: 4757.33
Prior Effective Dates: 5/22/86, 7/3/97, 9/20/02, 9/20/07, 1/1/13, 6/1/2014, 11/3/14