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PDFWAC 246-924-043

Education and experience requirements for licensure.

(1) To obtain a license, applicants must complete:
(a) A doctoral degree program as described in WAC 246-924-046.
(b) A practicum of at least 300 hours as described in WAC 246-924-049; and
(c) An experience requirement consisting of no fewer than two years supervised experience totaling 3000 hours that includes:
(i) A minimum of 1500 hours of supervised experience that must be completed as an internship experience as outlined in WAC 246-924-056.
(ii) The remaining 1500 supervised hours may be obtained through:
(A) A preinternship as described in WAC 246-924-053;
(B) Accumulation of supervised experience hours in excess of the 1500 hours required in (c)(i) of this subsection that meet the requirements in WAC 246-924-056;
(C) A postdoctoral experience as described in WAC 246-924-059;
(D) A combination of preinternship and postdoctoral experience.
(iii) For applicants who demonstrate proof of being credentialed as a substance use disorder professional for three years in the previous ten years, the total hours required in (c)(ii) of this subsection are reduced from 1500 to 1020 hours.
(2) The order of supervised experience must be graduated from more intensive to less intensive supervision.
[Statutory Authority: 2019 c 351, 2019 c 444 and RCW 18.83.050. WSR 20-12-076, § 246-924-043, filed 6/1/20, effective 7/2/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.83.50 [18.83.050]. WSR 07-24-093, § 246-924-043, filed 12/5/07, effective 9/1/09.]
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