Chapter 4758-5 Licensure and Certification Requirements

4758-5-01 Requirements for certification of chemical dependency counselor assistants (CDCA).

To be certified as a chemical dependency counselor assistant (CDCA), an individual shall complete the following:

(A) Forty hours of chemical dependency specific education of which fifty per cent shall have been obtained in the last two years. The required content areas with the specified contact hours are as follows:

(1) Addiction knowledge (five hours)

(2) Treatment knowledge (nine hours)

(3) Professionalism (six hours)

(4) Evaluation (three hours)

(5) Service coordination (four hours)

(6) Documentation (three hours)

(7) Individual counseling (five hours)

(8) Group counseling (five hours)

(B) Submit a signed statement agreeing to practice by the code of ethical standards adopted by the board.

(C) An initial CDCA certification will be granted for thirteen months.

(D) Each individual who holds an initial CDCA certification shall complete, during the first twelve months that the initial certificate is in effect, at least thirty additional hours of training in chemical dependency counseling that meets the following requirements:

(1) Addiction knowledge (five hours)

(2) Treatment knowledge (three hours)

(3) Professionalism (three hours)

(4) Evaluation (three hours)

(5) Service coordination (three hours)

(6) Documentation (three hours)

(7) Individual counseling (five hours)

(8) Group counseling (five hours)

(E) Each individual meeting the requirements in paragraph (D) of rule 4758-5-01 of the Administrative Code shall be issued a two year, renewable CDCA certification.

(F) Failure to complete the requirements in paragraph (D) of rule 4758-5-01 of the Administrative Code shall result in a lapse of the individuals initial CDCA certification. In order to be issued a two year, renewable CDCA certification an individual whose initial CDCA has lapsed shall meet the requirements in paragraph (D) of rule 4758-5-01oftheAdministrative Code not later than one year after the initial CDCA certification lapses. Individuals whose initial CDCA certification is lapsed beyond one year shall be required to reapply and meet all requirements for certification as a CDCA.

Effective: 05/06/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4758.20
Rule Amplifies: 4758.43
Prior Effective Dates: 6/13/04, 7/1/2011

4758-5-02 [Rescinded]Requirements for certification of chemical dependency counselors I (CCDC I).

Effective: 11/15/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/10/2010
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4758.20
Rule Amplifies: 4758.27
Prior Effective Dates: 6/13/2004

4758-5-03 Requirements for licensure of chemical dependency counselors II (LCDC II).

(A) To be licensed as a chemical dependency counselor II (LCDC II) the applicant shall complete the following:

(1) Submission of formal application.

(2) An associate's degree in a behavioral science, nursing or a non-related bachelor's degree from an accredited school or university.

(3) Two thousand hours of documented chemical dependency counseling related compensated work or supervised internship experience of which a minimum of twenty per cent must be in chemical dependency counseling.

Individuals may apply volunteer work experience hours toward the work experience requirement until one year beyond the effective date of this rule.

(4) Completed supervisor reference form(s).

(5) One hundred eighty hours of chemical dependency specific education of which fifty per cent shall have been obtained in the last five years. The required content areas with the specific contact hours are as follows:

(a) Theories of addiction (clinical evaluation, counseling, client, family and community education) (twenty-four hours)

(b) Counseling procedures and strategies with addicted populations (clinical evaluatin, counseling, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, documentation, client, family and community education, professional responsibility) ( thirty hours)

(c) Group process and techniques working with addicted populations (counseling, client, family and community education, documentation, professional responsibility) (eighteen hours)

(d) Assessment and diagnosis of addiction (clinical evaluation, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, counseling, documentation) (twenty-four hours)

(e) Relationship counseling with addicted populations (counseling, client, family and community education, documentation, professional responsibility) (twenty-four hours)

(f) Pharmacology (clinical evaluation, client, family and community education) (eighteen hours)

(g) Prevention strategies (counseling, service coordination, client, family and community education) (twelve hours)

(h) Treatment planning (counseling, treatment planning, service coordination, documentation) (eighteen hours)

(i) Legal and ethical issues pertaining to chemical dependency (clinical evaluation, counseling, service coordination, client, family and community education, documentation, professional responsibility) (twelve hours)

(6) Completion of practical experience totaling two hundred twenty hours.

(a) The number of hours to be spent in practical experience in the twelve core function areas shall, at a minimum include:

Practical Experience Hours

Screening

Ten Hours

Intake

Ten Hours

Orientation

Ten Hours

Assessment

Ten Hours

Treatment Planning

Twenty-five Hours

Individual Counseling

Thirty Hours

Group Counseling

Thirty Hours

Family Counseling

Twenty Hours

Case Management

Fifteen Hours

Crisis Intervention

Ten Hours

Client Education

Ten Hours

Referral

Ten Hours

Reports and Record Keeping

Twenty Hours

Consultation with Other Professionals

Ten Hours

(b) The supervisor shall provide verification that the applicant has obtained the required two hundred twenty practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. A verification of tasks form shall be completed and signed by the supervisor.

(7)

(8)

(9) Successful completion of the IC&RC alcohol and drug counselor (ADC) examination .

(10) Submit a signed statement agreeing to practice by the code of ethical standards adopted by the board.

Effective: 05/06/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4758.20
Rule Amplifies: 4758.22 , 4758.24 , 4758.42
Prior Effective Dates: 6/13/04, 6/13/08, 11/15/10

4758-5-04 Requirements for licensure of chemical dependency counselors III (LCDC III).

(A) To be licensed as a chemical dependency counselor III (LCDC III) the applicant shall complete the following:

(1) Submission of formal application.

(2) A bachelor's degree in a behavioral science or nursing from an accredited school or university.

(3) Two thousand hours of documented paid chemical dependency counseling related compensated work or supervised internship experience of which a minimum of twenty per cent must be in chemical dependency counseling.

(4) Completed supervisor reference form(s).

(5) One hundred eighty hours of chemical dependency specific education of which fifty per cent shall have been obtained in the last five years. The required content areas with the specific contact hours are as follows:

(a) Theories of addiction (clinical evaluation, counseling, client, family and community education) (twenty-four hours)

(b) Counseling procedures and strategies with addicted populations (clinical evaluation, counseling, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, documentation, client, family and community education, professional responsibility) ( thirty hours)

(c) Group process and techniques working with addicted populations (counseling, client, family and community education, documentation, professional responsibility) (eighteen hours)

(d) Assessment and diagnosis of addiction (clinical evaluation, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, counseling, documentation) (twenty-four hours)

(e) Relationship counseling with addicted populations (counseling, client, family and community education, documentation, professional responsibility) (twenty-four hours)

(f) Pharmacology (clinical evaluation, client, family and community education)(eighteen hours)

(g) Prevention strategies (counseling, service coordination, client, family and community education)(twelve hours)

(h) Treatment planning (counseling, treatment planning, service coordination, documentation) (eighteen hours)

(i) Legal and ethical issues pertaining to chemical dependency (clinical evaluation, counseling, service coordination, client, family and community education, documentation, professional responsibility)(twelve hours)

(6) Completion of practical experience totaling two hundred twenty hours.

(a) The number of hours to be spent in practical experience in the twelve core function areas shall, at a minimum include:

Practical Experience Hours

Screening

Ten Hours

Intake

Ten Hours

Orientation

Ten Hours

Assessment

Ten Hours

Treatment Planning

Twenty-five Hours

Individual Counseling

Thirty Hours

Group Counseling

Thirty Hours

Family Counseling

Twenty Hours

Case Management

Fifteen Hours

Crisis Intervention

Ten Hours

Client Education

Ten Hours

Referral

Ten Hours

Reports and Record Keeping

Twenty Hours

Consultation with Other Professionals

Ten Hours

(b) The supervisor shall provide verification that the applicant has obtained the required two hundred twenty practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. A verification of tasks form shall be completed and signed by the supervisor.

(7)

(8)

(9) Successful completion of the IC&RC alcohol and drug counselor (ADC) examination or documentation of a valid license, registration, certificate, or credentials issued under another chapter of the Revised Code that authorizes the individual to engage in a profession whose scope of practice includes chemical dependency counseling and diagnosing and treating chemical dependency conditions.

(10) Submit a signed statement agreeing to practice by the code of ethical standards adopted by the board.

Effective: 05/06/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4758.20
Rule Amplifies: 4758.22 , 4758.24 , 4758.41
Prior Effective Dates: 6/13/04, 6/13/08, 11/15/10

4758-5-05 Requirements for licensure of independent chemical dependency counselors (LICDC).

(A) To be licensed as an independent chemical dependency counselor (LICDC) the applicant shall complete the following:

(1) Submission of formal application.

(2) At least a master's degree in a behavioral science or nursing from an accredited school or university that shall, at a minimum, include forty semester hours in the designated content areas.

(a) The following content areas and specific clock hours must be completed at the graduate level in the master's degree:

(i) Theories of counseling and psychotherapy (eighty clock hours)

(ii) Counseling procedures (forty clock hours)

(iii) Group process and techniques (forty clock hours)

(iv) Relationship therapy (forty clock hours)

(v) Research methods and statistics (forty clock hours)

(vi) Fundamentals of assessment and diagnosis, including measurement and appraisal (eighty clock hours)

(vii) Psychopathology (forty clock hours)

(viii) Human development (forty clock hours)

(ix) Cultural competency in counseling (forty clock hours)

(x) Ethics (thirty clock hours)

(xi) Supervised professional experience which may be completed as part of an internship, practicum, or field experience (four hundred contact hours)

(3) Two thousand hours of documented chemical dependency counseling related compensated work or supervised internship experience of which a minimum of twenty percent must be in chemical dependency counseling.

(4) Completed supervisor reference form(s).

(5) One hundred eighty hours of chemical dependency specific education of which fifty percent shall have been obtained in the last five years. The required content areas with the specific contact hours are as follows:

(a) Theories of addiction (clinical evaluation, counseling, client, family and community education) (twenty-four hours)

(b) Counseling procedures and strategies with addicted populations (clinical evaluation, counseling, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, documentation, client, family and community education, professional responsibility) ( thirty hours)

(c) Group process and techniques working with addicted populations (counseling, client, family and community education, documentation, professional responsibility) (eighteen hours)

(d) Assessment and diagnosis of addiction (clinical evaluation, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, counseling, documentation) (twenty-four hours)

(e) Relationship counseling with addicted populations (counseling, client, family and community education, documentation, professional responsibility) (twenty-four hours)

(f) Pharmacology (clinical evaluation, client, family and community education) (eighteen hours)

(g) Prevention strategies (counseling, service coordination, client, family and community education) (twelve hours)

(h) Treatment planning (counseling, treatment planning, service coordination, documentation) (eighteen hours)

(i) Legal and ethical issues pertaining to chemical dependency (clinical evaluation, counseling, service coordination, client, family and community education, documentation, professional responsibility) (twelve hours)

(6) Completion of practical experience totaling two hundred twenty hours.

(a) The number of hours to be spent in practical experience in the twelve core function areas shall, at a minimum include:

Practical Experience Hours

Screening

Ten Hours

Intake

Ten Hours

Orientation

Ten Hours

Assessment

Ten Hours

Treatment Planning

Twenty-five Hours

Individual Counseling

Thirty Hours

Group Counseling

Thirty Hours

Family Counseling

Twenty Hours

Case Management

Fifteen Hours

Crisis Intervention

Ten Hours

Client Education

Ten Hours

Referral

Ten Hours

Reports and Record Keeping

Twenty Hours

Consultation with Other Professionals

Ten Hours

(b) The supervisor shall provide verification that the applicant has obtained the required two hundred twenty practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. A verification of tasks form shall be completed and signed by the supervisor.

(7)

(8)

(9) Successful completion of the IC&RC alcohol and drug counselor (ADC) examination or documentation of a valid license, registration, certificate, or credentials issued under another chapter of the Revised Code that authorizes the individual to engage in a profession whose scope of practice includes chemical dependency counseling and diagnosing and treating chemical dependency conditions.

(10)

(11) Submit a signed statement agreeing to practice by the code of ethical standards adopted by the board.

Effective: 05/06/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4758.20
Rule Amplifies: 4758.22 , 4758.24 , 4758.40
Prior Effective Dates: 6/13/04, 6/13/08, 11/15/10

4758-5-06 Requirements for licensure of independent chemical dependency counselors-clinical supervisor (LICDC)-CS.

(A) To be licensed as an independent chemical dependency counselor-clinical supervisor (LICDC-CS) the applicant shall complete the following:

(1) Submission of formal application.

(2) At least a master's degree in a behavioral science or nursing from an accredited school or university that shall, at a minimum, include forty semester hours in the designated content areas.

(a) The following content areas and specific clock hours must be completed at the graduate level in the master's degree:

(i) Theories of counseling and psychotherapy (eighty clock hours)

(ii) Counseling procedures (forty clock hours)

(iii) Group process and techniques (forty clock hours)

(iv) Relationship therapy (forty clock hours)

(v) Research methods and statistics (forty clock hours)

(vi) Fundamentals of assessment and diagnosis, including measurement and appraisal (eighty clock hours)

(vii) Psychopathology (forty clock hours)

(viii) Human development (forty clock hours)

(ix) Cultural competency in counseling (forty clock hours)

(x) Ethics (thirty clock hours)

(xi) Supervised professional experience which may be completed as part of an internship, practicum, or field experience (four hundred contact hours)

(3) Six thousand hours of documented chemical dependency counseling related compensated work or supervised internship experience of which a minimum of twenty per cent must be in chemical dependency counseling.

Of this work experience requirement, two thousand hours shall be clinical supervisory experience in the AODA field including two hundred hours of face-to-face clinical supervision.

(4) Completed supervisor reference form(s).

(5) One hundred eighty hours of chemical dependency specific education of which fifty per cent shall have been obtained in the last five years. The required content areas with the specific contact hours are as follows:

(a) Theories of addiction (clinical evaluation, counseling, client, family and community education) (twenty-four hours)

(b) Counseling procedures and strategies with addicted populations (clinical evaluation, counseling, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, documentation, client, family and community education, professional responsibility) (thirty hours)

(c) Group process and techniques working with addicted populations (counseling, client, family and community education, documentation, professional responsibility) (eighteen hours)

(d) Assessment and diagnosis of addiction (clinical evaluation, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, counseling, documentation) (twenty-four hours)

(e) Relationship counseling with addicted populations (counseling, client, family and community education, documentation, professional responsibility) (twenty-four hours)

(f) Pharmacology (clinical evaluation, client, family and community education) (eighteen hours)

(g) Prevention strategies (counseling, service coordination, client, family and community education) (twelve hours)

(h) Treatment planning (counseling, treatment planning, service coordination, documentation) (eighteen hours)

(i) Legal and ethical issues pertaining to chemical dependency (clinical evaluation, counseling, service coordination, client, family and community education, documentation, professional responsibility) (twelve hours)

(6) Thirty hours of clinical supervision specific education of which fifty percent shall have been obtained in the last five years (counselor development, professional and ethical standards, program development and quality assurance, performance evaluation, administration, treatment knowledge).

(7) Completion of practical experience totaling two hundred twenty hours.

(a) The number of hours to be spent in practical experience in the twelve core function areas shall, at a minimum include:

Practical Experience Hours

Screening

Ten Hours

Intake

Ten Hours

Orientation

Ten Hours

Assessment

Ten Hours

Treatment Planning

Twenty-five Hours

Individual Counseling

Thirty Hours

Group Counseling

Thirty Hours

Family Counseling

Twenty Hours

Case Management

Fifteen Hours

Crisis Intervention

Ten Hours

Client Education

Ten Hours

Referral

Ten Hours

Reports and Record Keeping

Twenty Hours

Consultation with Other Professionals

Ten Hours

(b) The supervisor shall provide verification that the applicant has obtained the required two hundred twenty practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. A verification of tasks form shall be completed and signed by the supervisor.

(8) Successful completion of the IC&RC alcohol and drug counselor (ADC) examination or documentation of a valid license, registration, certificate, or credentials issued under another chapter of the Revised Code that authorizes the individual to engage in a profession whose scope of practice includes chemical dependency counseling and diagnosing and treating chemical dependency conditions.

(9) Successful completion of the IC&RC clinical supervisor (CS) examination or documentation of a valid license, registration, certificate, or credentials issued under another chapter of the Revised Code that authorizes the individual to engage in a profession whose scope of practice includes the clinical supervision of chemical dependency counseling and diagnosing and treating chemical dependency conditions.

(10) Submit a signed statement agreeing to practice by the code of ethical standards adopted by the board.

Effective: 05/06/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/06/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4758.20
Rule Amplifies: 4758.22 , 4758.24 , 4758.39

4758-5-07 Requirements for certification of registered applicants (RA).

(A) To be certified as a registered applicant, an individual shall complete the following:

(1) Complete and submit a registered applicant form and a professional development plan that is acceptable to the board along with the required fee.

(2) Be at least eighteen years of age.

(3) Have at least a high school diploma or high school equivalence diploma.

(B) The registered applicant is a two year certificate.

(C) An individual may not reapply to be a registered applicant.

Replaces: 4758-5-06

Effective: 05/06/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/06/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4758.20
Rule Amplifies: 4758.22 , 4758.24 , 4758.44
Prior Effective Dates: 6/13/04, 4/1/07

4758-5-08 Requirements for certification of Ohio prevention specialists assistants (OCPSA).

(A) To be certified as a prevention specialist assistant, an individual shall complete the following:

(1) Submission of a formal application.

(2) Be at least eighteen years of age.

(3) Have at least a high school diploma or high school equivalence diploma.

(4) At least one hundred hours of compensated or volunteer work, field placement, intern, or practicum experience in alcohol and other drug prevention services.

(5) Have at least forty-five hours of prevention related education of which fifty percent shall have been obtained within the last two years. The required content areas with the specific contact hours are as follows:

(a) Foundation in chemical dependency use/abuse/dependency (three hours)

(b) Foundation in prevention of alcohol and other drug use/abuse/dependency (six hours)

(c) Domain I: planning and evaluation (three hours)

(d) Domain II: education and skill development (three hours)

(e) Domain III: community organization (three hours)

(f) Domain IV: public policy and environmental change (three hours)

(g) Domain V: professional growth and responsibility (six hours)

(i) Prevention specific ethics education (three hours)

(ii) Cultural competency (three hours)

(h) The remaining hours may be distributed among these areas at the applicant's discretion.

Effective: 05/06/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/06/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4758.20
Rule Amplifies: 4758.46

4758-5-09 Requirements for certification of Ohio prevention specialist I (OCPS I).

(A) To be certified as a prevention specialist I, an individual shall complete the following:

(1) Submission of formal application.

(2) One of the following:

(a) An associate's degree or higher from an accredited educational institution in a prevention related field of study.

(b) An associate's degree or higher from an accredited educational institution in an unrelated field of study and at least ninety hours in human behavior related studies. These hours are in addition to the one hundred hours required in paragraph (A)(5) of this rule.

(3) Two thousand hours of documented work experience in alcohol and other drug prevention of which a minimum of twenty per cent shall be devoted to planning and/or delivering alcohol and other drug prevention services. This work may include paid and volunteer hours, field placement, internship, or practicum experience.

(4) One hundred twenty practical experience hours. A minimum of ten hours shall be completed in each of the following performance domains:

(a) Planning and evaluation

(b) Education and skill development

(c) Community organization

(d) Public policy and environmental change

(e) Professional growth and responsibility

(f) The remaining seventy hours may be completed in any domain as deemed appropriate by the applicant.

(5) One hundred hours of prevention related education of which fifty per cent shall have been obtained within the last five years. The required content areas with the specific contact hours are as follows:

(a) Foundation in chemical dependency use/abuse/dependency (twenty hours)

(b) Foundation in prevention of alcohol and other drug use/abuse/dependency (thirty hours)

(c) Domain I: planning and evaluation (three hours)

(d) Domain II: education and skill development (three hours)

(e) Domain III: community organization (three hours)

(f) Domain IV: public policy and environmental change (three hours)

(g) Domain V: professional growth and responsibility (nine hours)

(i) Prevention-specific ethics education (six hours)

(ii) Cultural competency (three hours)

(h) The remaining hours may be distributed among these areas at the applicant's discretion.

(6) Successful completion of the IC&RC prevention specialist (PS) examination.

Replaces: 4758-5-08

Effective: 05/06/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/06/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4758.20
Rule Amplifies: 4758.45
Prior Effective Dates: 6/13/04, 4/1/07, 8/17/08, 11/15/10

4758-5-10 Requirements for certification of Ohio prevention specialist II (OCPS II).

(A) To be certified as a prevention specialist II, an individual shall complete the following:

(1) Submission of formal application.

(2) One of the following:

(a) A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited educational institution in a prevention related field of study.

(b) An bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited educational institution in an unrelated field of study and at least ninety hours in human behavior related studies. These hours are in addition to the one hundred hours required in paragraph (A)(5) of this rule.

(3) Six thousand hours of documented compensated work experience in alcohol and other drug prevention, including at least four thousand hours of administering or supervising the services.

(4) One hundred twenty practical experience hours. A minimum of ten hours shall be completed in each of the following performance domains:

(a) Planning and evaluation

(b) Education and skill development

(c) Community organization

(d) Public policy and environmental change

(e) Professional growth and responsibility

(f) The remaining seventy hours may be completed in any domain as deemed appropriate by the applicant.

(5) One hundred hours of prevention related education of which fifty per cent shall have been obtained within the last five years. The required content areas with the specific contact hours are as follows:

(a) Foundation in chemical dependency use/abuse/dependency (twenty hours)

(b) Foundation in prevention of alcohol and other drug use/abuse/dependency (thirty hours)

(c) Domain I: planning and evaluation (three hours)

(d) Domain II: education and skill development (three hours)

(e) Domain III: community organization (three hours)

(f) Domain IV: public policy and environmental change (three hours)

(g) Domain V: professional growth and responsibility (nine hours)

(i) Prevention-specific ethics education (six hours)

(ii) Cultural competency (three hours)

(h) The remaining hours may be distributed among these areas at the applicant's discretion.

(6) Ninety hours of administrative or supervisory education. The required content areas with the specific content hours are as follow:

(a) At least three semester credit hours or forty-five clock hours in human resource management;

(b) At least three semester credit hours or forty-five clock hours in fiscal management.

(7) Successful completion of the IC&RC prevention specialist (PS) examination.

Replaces: 4758-5-09

Effective: 05/06/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/06/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4758.20
Rule Amplifies: 4758.44
Prior Effective Dates: 6/13/04, 4/1/07, 8/17/08, 11/15/10