|(a) A military spouse shall be issued a license to
practice marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, psychology,
or social work if the person meets each of the following requirements:
(1) the spouse notifies the Council on an agency approved
form, of the spouse's intent to practice a particular profession in
(2) the spouse provides verification of licensure in
good standing in another jurisdiction that has licensing requirements
that are substantially equivalent to the requirements for licensure
in this state;
(3) the spouse submits a copy of the law reflecting
the current licensing standards for the relevant profession in the
state where the spouse is licensed, with the relevant portions highlighted
for easy reference;
(4) the spouse submits proof of residency in this state
(e.g. copy of a permanent change of station order) and a copy of the
spouse's military identification card; and
(5) the Council provides confirmation to the spouse
that it has verified the spouse's license in the other jurisdiction
and that the spouse is authorized to practice a particular profession.
(b) The Council shall determine substantial equivalency
based upon the determinations made by the member boards under §882.60(d)
of this chapter (relating to Special Provisions Applying to Military
Service Members, Veterans, and Spouses).
(c) The Council may rely upon the following when verifying
licensure under this subsection: official verification received directly
from the other jurisdiction, a government website reflecting active
licensure and good standing, or verbal or email verification directly
from the other jurisdiction.
(d) A military spouse issued a license under this rule
is subject to all laws and regulations in the same manner as a regularly
(e) A license issued under this rule is valid while
the holder's spouse is stationed at a military installation in this
state or for three years from the date of issuance, whichever is less.
A license issued under this rule cannot be renewed or extended.