Sec. 1283.50 - Application for Examination/Licensure

ยง 1283.50. Application for Examination/Licensure

a) An applicant for examination shall file an application, on forms supplied by the Division, at least 90 days prior to an examination date. The application shall include:

1) Verification, on forms provided by the Division, that the applicant has completed the education requirements defined in Section 1283.30 and holds one of the following:

A) A master's or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a regionally accredited educational institution;

B) A master's or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited educational institution in a related field (i.e., behavioral science or mental health) with an equivalent course of study in marriage and family therapy as set forth in Section 1283.30(b) and (c); or

C) A master's or doctoral degree from a program accredited by the commission on accreditations for marriage and family therapy education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

2) Verification, on forms provided by the Division, signed by an employer or supervisor, that, following the receipt of the first qualifying degree, the applicant obtained at least 3000 hours of work experience as defined in Section 1283.15 of this Part. If the applicant is self employed, the applicant shall submit 3 affidavits from peers, clients or colleagues familiar with the applicant's work.

3) Verification of at least 200 hours of clinical supervision as defined in Section 1283.25 of this Part.

4) Verification of at least 1000 hours of clinical experience pursuant to Section 1283.20.

5) The required fee set forth in Section 1283.95(a)(1).

6) Certification, on forms provided by the Division, from the state or territory of the United States in which the applicant was originally licensed and the state in which the applicant is currently licensed, if applicable, stating:

A) The time during which the applicant was licensed in that jurisdiction, including the date of the original issuance of the license;

B) A description of the examination in that jurisdiction; and

C) Whether the file on the applicant contains any record of disciplinary actions taken or pending.

b) An applicant for licensure who has taken and passed the examination set forth in Section 1283.40 in another jurisdiction shall file an application in accordance with subsection (a) and have his/her examination scores submitted to the Division directly from the testing entity.

c) In lieu of subsections (a)(1), (2), (3) and (4), the Division shall accept certification of clinical membership from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

d) When the accuracy of any submitted documentation or the relevance or sufficiency of the course work or experience is questioned by the Division or the Board because of lack of information, discrepancies or conflicts in information given or a need for clarification, the applicant seeking licensure shall be requested to:

1) Provide such information as may be necessary; and/or

2) Appear for an interview before the Board to explain such relevance or sufficiency, clarify information or clean up any discrepancies or conflicts in information.

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Amended at 31 Ill. Reg. 4711, effective March 9, 2007

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