In addition to meeting all other licensure requirements, an applicant for licensure whose degree was received from a foreign degree program that is not recognized by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) or from a foreign institution of higher education that is not accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) must fulfill the requirements of this section, providing certified English translations of board-required relevant documentation.
An applicant for licensure as a licensed professional counselor must present evidence of completion of a degree equivalent to that required in section 148B.53, subdivision 1, paragraphs (a), clause (3), and (b). An applicant for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor must present evidence of completion of a degree equivalent to that required in section 148B.5301, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (3). This evidence must be evaluated by the board with the assistance of a credentials evaluation service familiar with educational standards and professional qualification. The evaluation must be sent directly to the board from the evaluating agency. Agencies providing evaluation services must be accepted by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. The applicant shall be responsible for the expenses incurred as a result of the evaluation.