10.58.07.12

.12 Certification Eligibility — CSC-AD — Out-of-State Applicants.

A. An applicant certified as a certified supervised counselor — alcohol and drug in another state, territory, or jurisdiction is eligible for certification if the applicant:

(1) Files a completed Board-approved application accompanied by the required fees specified in COMAR 10.58.02.02;

(2) Provides verification that the applicant has:

(a) No history of disciplinary action, past or pending, in a state, territory, or jurisdiction in which the applicant holds a certificate to practice alcohol and drug counseling; and

(b) Not committed any act or omission that would be grounds for discipline or denial of certification under Health Occupations Article, §17-509, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(3) Provides:

(a) A copy of a current certification from each state, territory, or jurisdiction in which the applicant is authorized to practice alcohol and drug counseling;

(b) Documentation, satisfactory to the Board, that the applicant is currently certified in good standing to practice alcohol and drug counseling in another state, territory, or jurisdiction;

(c) Documentation or transcripts confirming completion of an associate’s degree in a health or human services counseling field from a:

(i) Regionally accredited educational institution; or

(ii) Program of studies determined by the Board to be substantially equivalent;

(d) Documentation, satisfactory to the Board, of not less than 2 years, with a minimum of 2,000 hours, of supervised experience in alcohol and drug counseling; and

(e) Verification, on a Board-approved form, from employers, supervisors, or colleagues that the applicant has practiced alcohol and drug counseling for the length of time stated in §A(3) of this regulation; and

(4) Achieves a passing score on:

(a) A national alcohol and drug counselor examination approved by the Board; and

(b) An examination of:

(i) Health Occupations Article, Title 17, Annotated Code of Maryland; and

(ii) COMAR 10.58.

B. The Board shall waive the course requirements specified in Regulations .03B and .04B of this chapter, except for documentation from a regionally accredited educational institution showing completion of:

(1) 12 educational workshop hours in the ethics of alcohol and drug counseling; or

(2) 1 semester credit hour or 2 quarter hours in the ethics of alcohol and drug counseling.