PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
*****333.18107 SUBDIVISION (C) OF SUBSECTION (1) IS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 1994: See (1)(c) of 333.18107 *****
***** 333.18107 THIS SECTION IS AMENDED EFFECTIVE JANUARY 27, 2020: See 333.18107.amended *****
333.18107 Professional counselor license; qualifications.
(1) The board may grant a professional counselor license to an individual who is or does all of the following:
(a) Is not less than 21 years of age.
(b) Has received a masters or doctoral degree in counseling or student personnel work in a program approved by the board. The board shall promulgate rules to establish standards to approve only those programs that include graduate studies in the following areas: research, group techniques, counseling theories, ethics, counseling techniques, counseling philosophy, testing procedures, career development, consulting, practicum, and internship.
(c) Has at least 2 years of counseling experience under the supervision of a licensed professional counselor. The board may decrease the required length of counseling experience under the supervision of a licensed professional counselor to 1 year if an applicant has completed 30 hours of graduate study in counseling beyond the master's degree. An applicant shall not be licensed before completing 1 year of counseling experience under the supervision of a licensed professional counselor. This subdivision shall take effect on October 1, 1994.
(2) By October 1, 1993, an individual who meets the requirement of subsection (1)(a), has 2 years of experience, and holds a master's or doctoral degree in counseling or student personnel work that does not meet the requirements of subsection (1)(b), may be granted a license by the board.
History: Add. 1988, Act 421, Eff. Mar. 30, 1989
Am. 1989, Act 262, Imd. Eff. Dec. 26, 1989
Compiler's Notes: In subsection (1)(b), “Has received a masters” evidently should read “Has received a master's.”
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