|(a) Persons applying for licensure must have a graduate
degree in counseling or a counseling-related field of:
(1) at least 48 semester hours of coursework in a counseling-related
field for applicants who began the qualifying program before August
1, 2017; and
(2) at least 60 semester hours of coursework in a counseling-related
field for applicants who began the qualifying program on or after
August 1, 2017.
(b) An applicant who holds a graduate degree in a counseling-related
field must have an official transcript documenting satisfaction of
the requirements described in §681.83 of this title (relating
to Academic Course Content).
(c) An applicant who has held a full LPC in good standing
issued by a United States jurisdiction for at least two (2) years
immediately preceding the date the application was received is deemed
to have met all academic requirements, including the practicum.
(d) The 48/60 semester hours must be designed to train
a person to provide direct services to assist clients in a professional
counseling relationship using a combination of mental health and human
development principles, methods, and techniques to achieve the mental,
emotional, social, moral, educational, spiritual, or career-related
development and adjustment of the client throughout the client's life.
The 48/60 semester hours may be course work that was part of the graduate
degree in a counseling-related field, may be in addition to course
work taken for the qualifying program, or a combination of both.