Changes to Training EXTENDED to March 31, 2021

Through March 31st, 2021, all trainings can be online!

This applies to people submitting their renewals AND people submitting their application for full licensure or certification.   Standard education requirements still apply (e.g., ethics, HIV/STD, and special topics).

This also applies to people renewing outside of the stated period. For example, if your renewal is due anytime in 2021 or 2022 you can submit it for renewal now with all online courses.


Changes to Supervision EXTENDED to March 31, 2021

Through March 31, 2021, the board is now allowing supervision to be provided over live telephone and is also waiving the 50% face-to-face minimum for clinical supervision.

The Board is allowing telephonic supervision.

The Board normally allows for virtual, live, tele-conferencing supervision, of up to 50% of the total required. The Board will allow that all supervision can be through these methods, for example Facetime, Skype, Zoom, GotoMeeting, etc.

The Board does not allow supervision sessions to be conducted over text or email.


Board Adopts New Rules (October 2020)

Summary of Changes in the Rules

  • The Board adopted updated clinical terminology, including changing “substance abuse” to “substance use disorder”.
  • The Board adopted use of gender-neutral pronouns.
  • The Board adopted a new optional specialty training topic of “Substance Use Disorder and Domestic Violence”.
  • The Board adopted new language to describe online learning, previously described as “independent study.”
  • The Board adopted a unified training review fee structure, previously heavily punitive to “independent study” providers.
  • The Board added language to clarify how college credits are converted to clock hours of education/training (1 semester college credit = 15 hours clock hours)
  • The Board added language to address “friending” a client on social media (Hint: Don’t do it!)