|(a) To be eligible for counselor intern registration
under this subchapter, an individual must:
(1) be at least 18 years of age;
(2) have a high school diploma or its equivalent;
(3) successfully complete 270 classroom hours, or 18
semester hours (or 27 quarter hours), of chemical dependency curricula
as described in §140.406 of this title (relating to Standards
for 270 Educational Hours);
(4) complete 300 hours of approved supervised field
work practicum as described in §140.407 of this title (relating
to Practicum Standards);
(5) pass the criminal history standards described in §140.431
of this title (relating to Criminal History Standards);
(6) sign a written agreement to abide by the ethical
standards contained in §140.423 of this title (relating to Professional
and Ethical Standards for all License Holders); and
(7) be worthy of the public trust and confidence as
determined by the department.
(b) Applicants holding at least a baccalaureate degree
in chemical dependency counseling, sociology, psychology, or a major
approved by the department as one related to human behavior and development
are exempt from the 270 hours of education and the 300 hour practicum.
The applicant must submit an official college transcript.