Mental Health Professionals Practice Requirements
Concerning the practice hours required to obtain licensure as a mental health professional.
2023 Regular Session
Professions & Occupations
Effective January 1, 2024, the bill:
- Reduces the individual and marriage and family therapy practice requirement for licensure as a marriage and family therapist from at least 2 years of post-master's or one year of postdoctoral practice to at least one year of post-master's or one year of postdoctoral practice; and
- Reduces the post-degree clinical supervised practice period required for an applicant for licensure as a licensed professional counselor from at least 2 years of post-master's practice or one year of postdoctoral supervised clinical practice to at least one year of post-master's or post-doctoral supervised clinical practice.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)