|(a) An applicant applying for licensure under this
section must comply with Council rule, §882.60 of this title
(relating to Special Provisions Applying to Military Service Members,
Veterans, and Spouses).
(b) Substantial Equivalency Determination. In accordance
with §55.004 of the Occupations Code, the licensing requirements
for a license to practice professional counseling in another jurisdiction
will be considered substantially equivalent to Texas' requirements
if the following criteria are met:
(1) the applicant has been fully licensed to practice
professional counseling for the two years immediately preceding the
date the application is received; and
(2) has no disciplinary history.
(c) If an applicant has been fully licensed to practice
professional counseling in another United States jurisdiction for
less than two years immediately preceding the date the application
is received, and has no disciplinary history, staff may grant 125
hours of credit for every month of independent professional counseling
practice toward any deficit in experience requirements.
(d) For an application submitted by a verified military
service member or military veteran, the applicant must receive credit
towards any licensing requirements, except an examination requirement,
for verified military service, training, or education that the Council
determines is relevant to the licensing requirements.