Or. Admin. R. 833-030-0021 - Experience Requirements for Licensure as a Professional Counselor

(1) To qualify for licensure as a professional counselor under ORS 675.715(1)(c) and 675.720, an applicant must have completed at least three years, defined as 36 months, of supervised clinical counseling experience.
(2) To qualify for licensure through the associate registration method, supervised clinical experience must meet the requirements of OAR chapter 833, divisions 50 and 130.
(3) To qualify for licensure through direct or reciprocity method, supervised clinical experience must have consisted of no less than 2,400 supervised direct client contact hours of counseling. The supervised clinical counseling experience must have included any combination of the following:
(a) Post-graduate degree supervised experience completed in Oregon prior to June 30, 2002;
(b) Post-graduate degree supervised experience completed in another jurisdiction pursuant to the jurisdiction's laws and rules;
(c) Experience completed while a registered associate (or formerly "registered intern") with the Board; or
(d) Up to one year of full-time supervised clinical experience and 400 hours of supervised direct client contact completed during the clinical portion of the qualifying graduate degree program.
(4) For reciprocity method applicants only, five or more years of post-license clinical experience may substitute for 1,000 hours of required supervised direct client contact.
(5) For direct and reciprocity methods, the experience must be a formal arrangement under the supervision of a person who holds a graduate-level state-issued license or registration, as a professional counselor or equivalent as determined by the Board such as a clinical psychologist, clinical social worker, or marriage and family therapist.


Or. Admin. R. 833-030-0021
BLPCT 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-5-10; BLPCT 3-2010, f. 4-30-10, cert. ef. 5-3-10; BLPCT 4-2014, f. & cert. ef. 9-5-14; BLPCT 4-2016, f. & cert. ef. 10/10/2016; BLPCT 1-2017, f. 6-9-17, cert. ef. 6/10/2017; BLPCT 3-2021, temporary amend filed 08/11/2021, effective 8/11/2021 through 2/6/2022; BLPCT 4-2021, amend filed 10/08/2021, effective 10/08/2021; BLPCT 5-2021, amend filed 10/08/2021, effective 10/8/2021

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 675.785 - 675.835 & 676.160 - 676.180

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 675.785 - 675.835

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