(1) Applicants for LCPC licensure not currently licensed in another state or jurisdiction must submit a completed application on forms provided by the department. Completed applications include appropriate fees and required documentation.
(2) Applicants must meet the following requirements:
(a) have a degree from an accredited institution that meets the requirements in 37-23-202(1)(a) or (2), MCA. If the degree program is not CACREP-accredited, the program must include completion of Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) core competencies;
(i) The degree can only have a maximum of 12 post-baccalaureate graduate semester (18 quarter) credits or up to 20 semester (30 quarter) credits of a completed graduate counseling degree transferred from other institutions or programs;
(ii) Credits earned during the degree program that were obtained more than six years prior to the date of graduation do not count toward the education requirements in this rule and 37-23-202(1) or (2), MCA;
(b) have completed a supervised work experience that meets the requirements in 37-23-202, MCA, and ARM 24.219.604;
(c) have passed an examination as described in ARM 24.219.602 within four years of the date of the application;
(d) have completed a Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint background check per 37-23-202, MCA, within six months of the application date; and
(e) provide verification of any professional license(s) the applicant has ever held in any state or jurisdiction.
(3) Incomplete applications will automatically expire one year from the date the fee was received. If an application expires, the applicant must reapply and pay all appropriate fees.