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10.58.01.00.htm 10.58.01.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 58 BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS Chapter 01 General Regulations Authority: Health Occupations Article, §17-101, 17-205, 17-301, 17-304, 17-307, 17-308, and 17-509, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.58.01.01.htm 10.58.01.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter:. A. Applies to graduate and clinical professional counselors, graduate and clinical marriage and family therapists, graduate and clinical art therapists, graduate, clinical, and certified alcohol and drug counselors, and alcohol and drug trainees in Maryland; andB. Does not supersede the regulations set forth under:. 1) COMAR 10.58.07;. 2) COMAR 10.58.08;. 3) COMAR 10.58.12; and. 4) COMAR 10.58.17..
10.58.01.02.htm 10.58.01.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this subtitle, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Certificate" means a certificate issued by the Board to practice:. a) Certified associate counseling ― alcohol and drug (CAC―AD). b) Certified professional counseling (CPC). c) Certified professional counseling ― alcohol and drug (CPC―AD). d) Certified professional counseling ― marriage and family therapy (CPC―MFT) or.
10.58.01.03.htm 10.58.01.03. 03 General.. A. Unless certified, licensed, or granted trainee status by the Board, an individual may not use:. 1) The title alcohol and drug trainee (ADT) or. 2) Any other:. a) Title;. b) Initials;. c) Abbreviations;. d) Representation; or. e) Description as specified under Health Occupations Article, §17-601―17-603, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. An individual who violates this regulation may be subject to sanctions pursuant to Health Occupations Article, §17-513 and
10.58.01.04.htm 10.58.01.04. 04 Application Process.. A. In order to obtain a certificate or license, an applicant shall:. 1) Complete and return the Board-approved application;. 2) Submit an official transcript from an accredited educational institution awarding the highest degree attained in counseling or a related field;3) Pay all applicable fees set forth in COMAR 10.58.02;. 4) Provide at least three references from persons familiar with the work of the applicant;. 5) Submit to a criminal h
10.58.01.05.htm 10.58.01.05. 05 Reexamination.. An applicant who fails an examination for certification or licensure:. A. May retake the exam if:. 1) It is within the time frame set by the applicable testing authority; or. 2) A waiver is approved by the Board to extend the testing deadline upon proof of exceptional circumstances; orB. Shall be required to:. 1) Submit a new application; and. 2) Pay the nonrefundable fee set forth in COMAR 10.58.02..
10.58.01.06.htm 10.58.01.06. 06 Certification and Licensure.. A. The Board shall:. 1) Issue a certificate or license number to an applicant who has met the requirements as set forth under this subtitle; and2) Provide licensure, certification, or trainee status verification:. a) On the Board's website; and. b) From the Board's office.. B. Renewal ― Certified Professional Counselor.. 1) To renew as a certified professional counselor, the applicant shall:. a) Complete a Board-approved renewal application;.
10.58.01.07.htm 10.58.01.07. 07 Waiver of Examination.. The Board may waive any examination requirements for an applicant who satisfies the Board that the applicant:A. Obtained certification or licensure in a state or country that grants a similar endorsement to certificate holders or licensees of this State;B. Became certified or licensed in another state or country after passing an examination approved by the Board;C. Meets the qualifications otherwise required by Health Occupations Articl
10.58.01.08.htm 10.58.01.08. 08 Certification and Licensure.. A. The Board shall present a certificate or license with an assigned serial number to an applicant who has met the requirements of this chapter or COMAR 10.58.07 or 10.58.08.B. The Board shall maintain official files which include assigned serial numbers.. C. The Board shall include the full name of the certificate holder or the licensee in addition to the assigned serial number on the certificate or license. The presiding Chair
10.58.01.09.htm 10.58.01.09. 09 Licensed Graduate Professional Counselors.. A. To qualify for licensure as a graduate professional counselor, an applicant shall have:. 1) One of the following from an accredited college or university approved by the Board:. a) A master's degree in a professional field with a minimum of 60 graduate semester credit hours or 90 graduate quarter credit hours; orb) A doctoral degree in counseling or a closely related field;. 2) Completed a minimum of 3 credit hours of instru
10.58.01.10.htm 10.58.01.10. 10 Licensure Eligibility: Out-of-State Applicants.. A. An applicant licensed as a professional counselor or its equivalent, as established by the Board, in another state, territory, or jurisdiction is eligible for licensure if the applicant:1) Provides on a form that the Board supplies:. a) An application; and. b) Verification that the applicant:. i) Has no history of disciplinary action, past or pending, in a state, territory, or jurisdiction in which the applicant hold
10.58.01.9999.htm 10.58.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 10, 1989 (16:13 Md. R. 1422). Regulation .01 amended effective August 26, 1996 (23:17 Md. R. 1248) July 26, 1999 (26:15 Md. R. 1155)Regulation .02 amended effective August 26, 1996 (23:17 Md. R. 1248) September 22, 1997 (24:19 Md. R. 1340) July 26, 1999 (26:15 Md. R. 1155)Regulation .03 amended effective August 26, 1996 (23:17 Md. R. 1248) July 26, 1999 (26:15 Md. R. 1155)Regulation .05 amended effective August 26, 1996 (
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