|(a) The Council may issue an LPC Associate license
to an applicant who has:
(1) filed all application forms and paid all applicable
(2) met all of the academic requirements for licensure;
(3) completed the required examinations with the requisite
score as described in 681.72(a)(3) and (a)(4) of this title (relating
to Required Application Materials);
(4) entered into a supervisory agreement with a Licensed
Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S); and
(5) not completed the supervised experience described
in §681.92 of this title (relating to Experience Requirements
(b) An LPC Associate must comply with all provisions
of the Act and Council rules.
(c) To practice counseling in Texas, a person must
obtain an LPC Associate license before the person begins an internship
or continues an internship. Hours obtained by an unlicensed person
in any setting will not count toward the supervised experience requirements.
(d) An LPC Associate may practice counseling only as
part of his or her internship and only under the supervision of a
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S). The LPC Associate
shall not engage in independent practice.
(e) An LPC Associate may have no more than two (2)
Council-approved LPC supervisors at any given time.
(f) An LPC Associate must maintain their LPC Associate
license during his or her supervised experience.
(g) An LPC Associate license will expire 60 months
from the date of issuance.
(h) An LPC Associate who does not complete the required
supervised experience hours during the 60-month time period must reapply
(i) An LPC Associate must continue to be supervised
after completion of the 3,000 hours of supervised experience and until
the LPC Associate receives his or her LPC license. Supervision is
complete upon the LPC Associate receiving the LPC license.
(j) The possession, access, retention, control, maintenance,
and destruction of client records is the responsibility of the person
or entity that employs or contracts with the LPC Associate, or in
those cases where the LPC Associate is self-employed, the responsibility
of the LPC-Associate.
(k) An LPC Associate must not employ a supervisor but
may compensate the supervisor for time spent in supervision if the
supervision is not a part of the supervisor's responsibilities as
a paid employee of an agency, institution, clinic, or other business
(l) All billing documents for services provided by
an LPC Associate must reflect the LPC Associate holds an LPC Associate
license and is under supervision.
(m) The LPC Associate must not represent himself or
herself as an independent practitioner. The LPC Associate's name must
be followed by a statement such as "supervised by (name of supervisor)"
or a statement of similar effect, together with the name of the supervisor.
This disclosure must appear on all marketing materials, billing documents,
and practice related forms and documents where the LPC Associate's
name appears, including websites and intake documents.