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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 applies to professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug counselors in Maryland.
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) "Accredited institution of higher education" means a college or university accredited by a national or regional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation.2) "Applicant" means an individual who has submitted a Board application and paid the application fee for certification or licensure.3) "Appraisal" means:. a) Selecting, administeri
10.58.01.03.htm 10.58.01.03. 03 General.. Unless certified or licensed by the Board, an individual may not:. A. Use the title certified professional counselor (CPC) certified professional counselor―marriage and family therapist (CPC―MFT) certified professional counselor ― alcohol and drug (CPC―AD) certified associate counselor―alcohol and drug (CAC―AD) certified supervised counselor―alcohol and drug (CSC―AD) licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC) licensed clinical marriage and family therap
10.58.01.04.htm 10.58.01.04. 04 Application Process.. A. In order to obtain a certificate or license, a person shall:. 1) Complete and return the Board application;. 2) Submit an official transcript from the institution awarding the highest degree attained in counseling or a related field;3) Pay the application fee set forth in COMAR 10.58.02; and. 4) Provide at least three references from persons familiar with the work of the applicant.. B. The closing date for acceptance of applications
10.58.01.05.htm 10.58.01.05. 05 Professional Counselors ― Requirements for Certification and Licensure.. A. To qualify for certification as a professional counselor, an applicant shall have completed:. 1) One of the following in a professional counseling or related field from an accredited educational institution approved by the Board:a) A doctoral degree with a minimum of 90 graduate semester credit hours or 135 graduate quarter credit hours; orb) A master's degree with a minimum of 60 graduate
10.58.01.06.htm 10.58.01.06. 06 Reexamination.. An applicant who fails an examination for certification or licensure may take a reexamination..
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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