Counseling and Therapy Practice FAQs

Counseling and Therapy Practice: FAQs

Q. How long does the application review process take?

Application review process time is 10 to 15 working days.

Q. An applicant who holds a master’s degree in counseling required completing Form E, providing syllabus and actual catalog descriptions?

An applicant with a degree in counseling is not required to complete Form E.

Q. What does the board consider a related field degree?

Related fields include guidance counseling, mental health-community counseling or agency counseling; psychology, clinical psychology, or counseling psychology; human services; family services; human and family studies; art therapy; [and] or art education with an emphasis in art therapy.

Q. Does the board accept online and home-study continuing education?

Yes, the board will accept online and home-studies.

Q. What is the number of years client professional records are maintained?

Records are maintained for a period of not less than six years after the last date the professional services were rendered.

Q. If a licensee or registered individual does not cooperate in an investigation by the board, is this considered a violation of the code of ethics?

Yes, a licensee or registered individual shall cooperate in ethics investigations, proceedings, and resulting requirements of the code. Release of confidential information in an investigation by the board does not constitute a violation of confidentiality.

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