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24.219.403    EXAMINATIONS

(1) The following examinations are approved for licensure. 

(a) LCSW: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) clinical examination;

(b) LMSW: ASWB master's examination;

(c) LBSW: ASWB bachelor's examination;

(d) LCPC:

(i) National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) National Counselor examination (NCE); or

(ii) NBCC National Clinical Mental Health Counseling examination (NCMHCE);

(e) LMFT: the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) examination in marriage and family therapy;

(f) LAC:

(i) Level 1 or Level 2 National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP);

(ii) Northwest Certification II or III;

(iii) Southwest Certification II; or

(iv) International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) examination or Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) examination.

(2) Individuals who have not already passed an approved examination can be approved by department staff to register for one of the approved examinations:

(a) upon submission of a complete application; or

(b) once a candidate license is issued and the licensee requests to be approved to take the exam.

(3) Applicants or candidates may not take an examination more than three times unless approved to retake the examination. Applicants or candidates requesting to retake the examination must submit a request including but not limited to a specific study plan.


History: 37-1-131, 37-39-103, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-39-202, 37-39-307, 37-39-308, 37-39-309, 37-39-310, 37-39-311, MCA; NEW, 2024 MAR p. 279, Eff. 2/10/24.

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