10.58.17.05

.05 Licensure Eligibility: Out-of-State Applicants.

An applicant licensed as an art therapist or its equivalent, as established by the Board, in another state, territory, or jurisdiction is eligible for licensure if the applicant:

A. Provides:

(1) A completed Board-approved application;

(2) Verification that the applicant has:

(a) A copy of a current license from each state, territory, or jurisdiction in which the applicant has been licensed, registered, or otherwise authorized to practice art therapy;

(b) Documentation, satisfactory to the Board, that the applicant is currently licensed in good standing to practice art therapy in another state, territory, or jurisdiction;

(c) No history of disciplinary action, past or pending, in a state, territory, or jurisdiction in which the applicant holds a license to practice art therapy; and

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

(3) An official transcript from the educational institution which awarded the masterís or doctoral degree;

(4) Verification from employers, supervisors, or colleagues after the awarding of the graduate degree, that the applicant has practiced clinical professional art therapy for:

(a) Not less than 2 years; and

(b) A minimum of 2,000 hours; and

(5) For an applicant with a masterís degree consisting of less than 60 graduate semester credit hours:

(a) Documentation, satisfactory to the Board, of not less than 2 years and minimum of 2,000 hours after the awarding of the graduate degree; and

(b) Documentation showing completion of a minimum of 3 graduate semester credit hours covering each of the following primary topics or content areas:

(i) Diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders;

(ii) Appraisal;

(iii) Professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities; and

(iv) Current certification from a national accrediting body approved by the Board;

B. Pays all applicable fees set forth in COMAR 10.58.02;

C. Achieves a passing score on:

(a) A national certification exam approved by the Board; and

(b) An examination of:

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

(ii) COMAR 10.58;

D. Submits to a criminal background check;

E. Is of good moral character; and

F. Complies with:

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

(2) The code of ethics as set forth in COMAR 10.58.03.