Oregon Bulletin

June 1, 2012

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, Chapter 833

Rule Caption: Counselor educator application method.

Adm. Order No.: BLPCT 1-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 4-23-2012

Certified to be Effective: 5-15-12

Notice Publication Date: 1-1-2012

Rules Adopted: 833-020-0075

Rules Amended: 833-020-0021

Subject: Establishes a new license application method for counselor educators who seek acceptance of graduate level teaching to meet education requirements for licensure as a professional counselor or a marriage and family therapist.

Rules Coordinator: Becky Eklund—(503) 378-5499, ext. 3


Methods of Application

(1) Applications for licensure must indicate one of the following methods.

(a) Intern registration;

(b) Direct;

(c) Reciprocity;

(d) Re-licensure; or

(e) Reapplication; or

(f) Counselor educator.

(2) Applicants may request permission to change their method of application or license requested without re-application if they do so within the year allowed to complete application.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.785 - 675.835 & 676.160 - 676.180
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.785 - 675.835
Hist.: BLPCT 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-5-10; BLPCT 1-2012. f. 4-23-12, cert. ef. 5-15-12


Counselor Educator Method

(1) The counselor educator application method is for those who seek acceptance of graduate level teaching to meet education requirements for licensure.

(2) Application for licensure must be submitted to the board office in accordance with OAR chapter 833, division 20 by June 30, 2014.

(3) The application must include documentation that the applicant meets the following requirements:

(a) Teaches graduate level classes that meet coursework required for Oregon licensing as a professional counselor or marriage and family therapist, as specified in OAR 833-060-0012 and 833-060-0022;

(A) At an Oregon university accredited by a national counselor or marriage and family therapy program or regional accreditation body; and

(B) Full time, for at least 3 years.

(b) Holds a masters or doctorate degree in

(A) Counseling;

(B) Counseling rehabilitation;

(C) Counselor education and supervision;

(D) Marriage and family therapy;

(E) Psychology; or

(F) Other closely related field as approved by the Board.

(c) Teaches at least 100 clock hours of clinically related courses within one year after applying for license and before license is granted.

(d) Clinically related courses include:

(A) Treatment planning;

(B) Practicum; and

(C) Supervising graduate students in internship.

(e) Has a minimum of 100 hours supervising graduate students, interns registered with the board, licensed professional counselors, or marriage and family therapists. Supervision hours must have been accumulated in no less than 2 years and no more than 5 years.

(f) Certification as a supervisor by a national counseling or marriage and family therapy organization may substitute for supervising experience.

(g) Earned at least 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience or equivalent:

(A) Acquired in a minimum of 3 years; and

(B) The supervisor met supervision requirements specified in OAR 833-030-0031 or 833-040-0031.

(4) Applicant must pass a board-approved national exam and Oregon law and rules exam as specified in OAR 833-020-0085.

(5) Applicant must provide a letter of recommendation or support for licensing from the employing university graduate program director or division attesting to the applicant’s clinical skills and ethical and professional behavior.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.785 - 675.835 & 676.160 - 676.180
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.785 - 675.835
Hist.: BLPCT 1-2012. f. 4-23-12, cert. ef. 5-15-12

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