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(1) Applicants for LCPC licensure who are 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:

(a) hold a current, active license in good standing in another state or jurisdiction. At the time of application, the standards of that state or jurisdiction must be substantially equivalent to Montana standards;

(b) have a degree that meets the requirements in 37-23-202(1)(a) or (2), MCA;

(c) have completed supervised post-degree work that meets the requirements in 37-23-202, MCA, and ARM 24.219.604;

(d) have passed an examination as described in ARM 24.219.602;

(e) have completed a Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint background check per 37-23-202, MCA, within six months of the application date; and

(f) 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.


History: 37-1-131, 37-22-201, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-1-304, 37-23-202, MCA; NEW, 1997 MAR p. 986, Eff. 6/3/97; TRANS, from Commerce, 2004 MAR p. 1477; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2471, Eff. 10/10/14; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 221, Eff. 2/6/16; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 2371, Eff. 12/28/19.

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