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Rule 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) Upon request of the board, if such information cannot be obtained by the board via an online license verification, 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) Upon request of the board, if such information cannot be obtained by the board via an online license verification, 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 graduate education, if any;

(6) If the applicant has passed the examination required for the board for the level of licensure for which the applicant is applying;

(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 licensed 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.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4757.10
Amplifies: 4757.18
Five Year Review Date: 7/3/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 7/3/1997, 7/10/2000, 9/20/2002, 1/10/2008, 11/2/2008, 1/1/2013