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RCW 18.19.090

Application for credentials—Contents—Form—Requirements.

(1) Application for agency affiliated counselor, certified counselor, certified adviser, or hypnotherapist must be made on forms approved by the secretary. The secretary may require information necessary to determine whether applicants meet the qualifications for the credential and whether there are any grounds for denial of the credential, or for issuance of a conditional credential, under this chapter or chapter 18.130 RCW. The application for agency affiliated counselor, certified counselor, or certified adviser must include a description of the applicant's orientation, discipline, theory, or technique. Each applicant shall pay a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250, which shall accompany the application.
(2) Applicants for agency affiliated counselor must provide satisfactory documentation that they are employed by an agency or have an offer of employment from an agency.
(3) At the time of application for initial certification, applicants for certified counselor prior to July 1, 2010, are required to:
(a) Have been registered for no less than five years at the time of application for an initial certification;
(b) Have held a valid, active registration that is in good standing and be in compliance with any disciplinary process and orders at the time of application for an initial certification;
(c) Show evidence of having completed coursework in risk assessment, ethics, appropriate screening and referral, and Washington state law and other subjects identified by the secretary;
(d) Pass an examination in risk assessment, ethics, appropriate screening and referral, and Washington state law, and other subjects as determined by the secretary; and
(e) Have a written consultation agreement with a credential holder who meets the qualifications established by the secretary.
(4) Unless eligible for certification under subsection (3) of this section, applicants for certified counselor or certified adviser are required to:
(a)(i) Have a bachelor's degree in a counseling-related field, if applying for certified counselor; or
(ii) Have an associate degree in a counseling-related field and a supervised internship, if applying for certified adviser;
(b) Pass an examination in risk assessment, ethics, appropriate screening and referral, and Washington state law, and other subjects as determined by the secretary; and
(c) Have a written supervisory agreement with a supervisor who meets the qualifications established by the secretary.
(5) Each applicant shall include payment of the fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250.
NOTES:
Effective date2008 c 135 §§ 1, 2, 7-9, and 11-19: See note following RCW 18.19.020.
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