839 IAC 1-5.5-7 - Exemption from examination for addiction counselors and clinical addiction counselors

Current through March 30, 2022

Authority: IC 25-23.6-2-8

Affected: IC 25-23.6-10.5-11

Sec. 7.

(a) As used in IC 25-23.6-10.5-11, "engaged in the practice of addiction counseling" means an applicant has worked at least five (5) hours per week, averaged over the entire time the applicant has been in practice.
(b) If an applicant has taught addiction counseling, the applicant may count the hours spent teaching as hours of active practice of addiction counseling, provided such teaching was in courses in the field of addiction counseling. Teaching shall include time spent in preparation, in meeting with students, and in related activities. Teaching of addiction counseling shall not count for more than seventy percent (70%) of the number of active practice hours claimed by an applicant.
(c) An examination shall be considered to be substantially equivalent, as used in IC 25-23.6-10.5-11, if the examination is either the same examination used by the board or an examination that tested the clinical skills and knowledge of the applicant. The board will review all examinations other than the one used by the board to determine equivalency.


839 IAC 1-5.5-7
Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board; 839 IAC 1-5.5-7; filed Aug 1, 2012, 11:01 a.m.: 20120829-IR-839110676FRA Readopted filed 11/29/2018, 10:34 a.m.: 20181226-IR-839180402RFA

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