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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 30TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS
CHAPTER 681PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS
SUBCHAPTER CAPPLICATION AND LICENSING
RULE §681.72Required Application Materials

(a) To apply for LPC Associate, the applicant must submit:

  (1) the Council's application form;

  (2) all applicable fees;

  (3) official examination results from the National Board of Certified Counselors verifying a passing score on the National Counselor Exam (NCE) or National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam (NCMHCE) issued no more than five (5) years before the date the application was received;

  (4) completion certificate for the Texas jurisprudence exam dated no more than six months before the date the application was received;

  (5) an official graduate transcript(s);

  (6) a practicum/graduate intern documentation form;

  (7) a supervisory agreement form; and

  (8) The holder of a current license in good standing issued by another jurisdiction equivalent to the Texas LPC Associate license must submit official verification of his or her license, including official verification of any supervised experience recognized by the issuing jurisdiction. If supervised experience cannot be verified by the issuing jurisdiction, the Council may consider a supervised experience documentation form with verification of the supervisor's credentials.

(b) To apply for LPC as the holder of a current Texas LPC Associate license, the applicant must submit:

  (1) the Council's application form;

  (2) all applicable fees;

  (3) completion certificate for the jurisprudence exam dated no more than six months before the date the application for LPC was received;

  (4) the Council's supervised experience documentation form; and

  (5) other information or forms as requested by the Council.

(c) To apply for LPC as the holder of a current license equivalent to a Texas LPC license issued by another jurisdiction, the applicant's license must be in good standing and must submit:

  (1) all of the items listed in subsection (a)(1)-(5) of this section;

  (2) official verification of the license, including official verification of any supervised experience recognized by the issuing jurisdiction; and

  (3) other information or forms as requested by the Council.

  (4) The five-year expiration of the NCE or NCMHCE score does not apply to an applicant who has held a license issued by a United States jurisdiction in good standing for at least two (2) years before the date the application for LPC was received.

(d) To apply for supervisor status, an LPC must:

  (1) have held the LPC license in good standing for at least 60 months;

  (2) submit an application and all applicable fees; and

  (3) submit a completion certificate for an acceptable supervisor training. An acceptable supervisor training is:

    (A) a doctoral level course in the supervision of professional counseling or mental health services which was taken for credit at an accredited school and documented on an official transcript; the qualifying doctoral level course may have been completed no more than five (5) years before the date the application for supervisor status was received; or

    (B) a 40-clock-hour supervision course as set forth in §681.147 of this title (relating to 40-Clock-Hour Supervisor Training Course); the qualifying 40-clock-hour supervision course may have been completed no more than two (2) years before the date the application for supervisor status was received.

(e) An applicant who holds a current LPC license in good standing issued by another jurisdiction must be substantially equivalent to Texas licensure requirements.

(f) Licensure requirements that either match or exceed Texas requirements are considered to be substantially equivalent.


Source Note: The provisions of this §681.72 adopted to be effective November 19, 2020, 45 TexReg 8143

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