N.D. Admin Code 97-02-01.1-01 - Requirements to become a licensed professional clinical counselor

Current through Supplement No. 384, April, 2022

For an applicant to become a licensed professional clinical counselor, the individual must be a licensed professional counselor under North Dakota Century Code chapter 43-47 and:

1. Have at least a master's degree from an accredited school or college in counseling that meets the academic and training standards adopted by the board;
2. Have sixty semester graduate hours. A minimum of one semester credit-hour in each of the following two coursework categories must be included within the sixty semester credits required for the licensed professional clinical counselor. The two categories are:
a. Current classification methods in the diagnostic evaluation of psychopathology; and
b. Clinical counseling skills;
3. Have two years of post-master's clinical experience, including:
a. Seven hundred hours of supervised practica and internships in settings relevant to the practice of counseling. These hours may be within the required sixty graduate semester hours.
b. Two years (three thousand hours) of post-master's clinical experience in a clinical setting. This must include one hundred hours of face-to-face supervision (a minimum of sixty hours of individual supervision) by a supervisor certified under section 97-02-01-08, or a supervisor authorized under subdivision c of subsection 2 of North Dakota Century Code section 43-47-06. The certified supervisor must be a licensed professional clinical counselor or a supervisor authorized under subdivision c of subsection 2 of North Dakota Century Code section 43-47-06. Face to face includes electronic video communications that are secure and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliant on a secure server.
4. Provide three professional letters of reference. One must be from the post-master's clinical supervisor. The other two must be from professionals familiar with the applicant's clinical experience;
5. Have passed the clinical mental health counseling examination as offered by the national board for certified counseling; and
6. Provide a copy of a form completed by the applicant's clinical experience supervisor attesting to the applicant's successful demonstration of clinical counseling skills consistent with the scope of practice of a licensed professional clinical counselor. The form and areas for evaluation shall be approved by the board and made available to the applicant.

Notes

N.D. Admin Code 97-02-01.1-01
Effective August 1, 1996. Amended by Administrative Rules Supplement 2014-353, July 2014, effective July 1, 2014. . Amended by Administrative Rules Supplement 369, July 2018, effective 7/1/2018.

General Authority: NDCC 28-32-02

Law Implemented: NDCC 43-47-03, 43-47-06.1

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