Section 34-8A-14


Published: 2015

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Section 34-8A-14

Section 34-8A-14Renewal; fees; continuing education; practice in a specialty.

(a) Counselors licensed as a licensed professional counselor by the board shall be required to submit biennially at the time of renewal a license renewal fee to be established by the board. No license shall be renewed unless the renewal request is accompanied by evidence satisfactory to the board of the completion during the previous 24 months of relevant professional and continued educational experience.



(b) Counselors licensed as an associate licensed counselor by the board shall be required to submit annually at the time of renewal a license renewal fee to be established by the board. No license shall be renewed unless the renewal request is accompanied by evidence satisfactory to the board of the completion during the previous 12 months of relevant professional and continued educational experience.



(c) If any professional counselor or counselor associate duly licensed under this chapter, by virtue of additional training and experience, is qualified to practice in a specialty other than that for which he or she was deemed competent at the time of initial licensing, and wishes to offer such service under the provisions of this chapter, he or she is required to submit at the time of biennial renewal of licenses, additional credentials and he or she is to be given the opportunity to demonstrate his or her knowledge and application thereof in areas deemed relevant to his or her specialty. This procedure is considered a necessary part of the renewal process. No charge in addition to the renewal fee is levied.

(Acts 1979, No. 79-423, p. 649, §14; Act 2006-566, p. 1314, §1; Act 2009-587, p. 1724, §1.)