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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 30TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS
CHAPTER 681PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS
SUBCHAPTER JCONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
RULE §681.141General

(a) The purpose of this subchapter is to establish the continuing education requirements for the renewal of a regular license. These requirements are intended to maintain and improve the quality of professional counseling services provided to the public and maintain licensee knowledge of current research, techniques, and practice; and provide resources which will improve skill and competence in professional counseling.

(b) Continuing education requirements for renewal shall be fulfilled during a 24-month period beginning on the first day of a licensee's renewal year and ending on the last day of the licensee's renewal year.

(c) A licensee must complete at least four hours of continuing education in ethics, two of which must be directly related to Texas LPC ethics, each renewal period. Completion of the Texas LPC Jurisprudence Exam will count as one hour of continuing education in Texas LPC ethics.

(d) A licensee must complete 24 clock-hours of continuing education acceptable to the board during each 24 month period as described in subsection (b) of this section. A clock-hour shall be 60 minutes of attendance and participation in an acceptable continuing education experience.

(e) A licensee must successfully complete the Texas Jurisprudence Examination each renewal period.

(f) A licensee holding the supervisor status must complete 6 hours of continuing education in supervision every 2 years. Three hours may be obtained by attending 3 hours or more of an applications/supervision committee meeting of the board.


Source Note: The provisions of this §681.141 adopted to be effective September 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 4134; amended to be effective November 21, 2004, 29 TexReg 10512; amended to be effective September 1, 2005, 30 TexReg 4978; amended to be effective April 27, 2008, 33 TexReg 3268; amended to be effective December 12, 2013, 38 TexReg 8889; amended to be effective July 14, 2016, 41 TexReg 5057

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