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(1) Licensed addiction counselors (LAC) licensed in other states or through the military may apply for a Montana license. To apply, applicants must:

(a) complete the licensure application;

(b) submit documentation of education and required hours of supervised work experience pursuant to ARM 24.154.409;

(i) In the absence of access to a supervisor, applicants may verify the supervised work experience hours by affidavit, and need not supply a supervisor's signature upon reasonable explanation of why the supervisor's signature is unavailable.

(c) submit verification directly from all states where the applicant holds or has held a license that such license(s) are unrestricted with no pending discipline;

(d) submit proof of successful passage of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Certification Commission (NCC) Level 1 or Level 2 examination or equivalent;

(e) shall submit proof the applicant has been in continuous practice as a LAC in another jurisdiction for the two years immediately preceding the date of application in Montana; and

(f) pay the application fee.

History: 37-35-103, MCA; IMP, 37-35-103, MCA; NEW, 1998 MAR p. 1408, Eff. 5/29/98; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 2963, Eff. 10/27/00; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1583, Eff. 7/1/06; TRANS, from Commerce, 2008 MAR p. 380; AMD and TRANS from ARM 24.154.421, 2013 MAR p. 1688, Eff. 9/20/13.

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