148C.04 Requirements for licensure.
Subd. 2. Fee. Each applicant shall pay a nonrefundable fee set by the commissioner pursuant to section 148C.03. Fees paid to the commissioner shall be deposited in the special revenue fund.
Subd. 3. Licensing requirements for the first five years. For five years after the effective date of the rules authorized in section 148C.03, the applicant, unless qualified under section 148C.06 during the 25-month period authorized therein, under section 148C.07, or under subdivision 4, must furnish evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the applicant has met all the requirements in clauses (1) to (3). The applicant must have:
(1) received an associate degree, or an equivalent number of credit hours, and a certificate in alcohol and drug counseling including 270 clock hours of alcohol and drug counseling classroom education from an accredited school or educational program and 880 clock hours of supervised alcohol and drug counseling practicum;
(2) completed a written case presentation and satisfactorily passed an oral examination that demonstrates competence in the core functions; and
(3) satisfactorily passed a written examination as established by the commissioner.
Subd. 4. Licensing requirements after five years. Beginning five years after the effective date of the rules authorized in section 148C.03, subdivision 1, an applicant for licensure must submit evidence to the commissioner that the applicant has met one of the following requirements:
(1) the applicant must have:
(i) received a bachelor's degree from an accredited school or educational program, including 480 clock hours of alcohol and drug counseling education from an accredited school or educational program and 880 clock hours of supervised alcohol and drug counseling practicum;
(ii) completed a written case presentation and satisfactorily passed an oral examination that demonstrates competence in the core functions; and
(iii) satisfactorily passed a written examination as established by the commissioner; or
(2) the applicant must meet the requirements of section 148C.07.
Subd. 5. Repealed, 2000 c 460 s 66
Subd. 6. Temporary practice requirements. (a) A person may temporarily practice alcohol and drug counseling prior to being licensed under this chapter if the person:
(i) meets the associate degree education and practicum requirements of subdivision 3, clause (1);
(ii) meets the bachelor's degree education and practicum requirements of subdivision 4, clause (1), item (i); or
(iii) submits verification of a current and unrestricted credential for the practice of alcohol and drug counseling from a national certification body or a certification or licensing body from another state, United States territory, or federally recognized tribal authority;
(2) requests, in writing, temporary practice status with the commissioner on an application form according to section 148C.0351, which includes the nonrefundable license fee and an affirmation by the person's supervisor, as defined in paragraph (b), clause (1), and which is signed and dated by the person and the person's supervisor;
(3) has not been disqualified to practice temporarily on the basis of a background investigation under section 148C.09, subdivision 1a; and
(4) has been notified in writing by the commissioner that the person is qualified to practice under this subdivision.
(b) A person practicing under this subdivision:
(1) may practice only in a program licensed by the department of human services and under the direct, on-site supervision of a person who is licensed under this chapter and employed in that licensed program;
(2) is subject to the rules of professional conduct set by rule; and
(3) is not subject to the continuing education requirements of section 148C.05.
(c) A person practicing under this subdivision may not use with the public any title or description stating or implying that the person is licensed to engage in the practice of alcohol and drug counseling.
(d) The temporary status of a person applying for temporary practice under this subdivision expires on the date the commissioner grants or denies licensing.
Subd. 7. Effect and suspension of temporary practice. Approval of a person's application for temporary practice creates no rights to or expectation of approval from the commissioner for licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor. The commissioner may suspend or restrict a person's temporary practice status according to section 148C.09.
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