Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
(As Amended at ARRS, November 13, 2017)
201 KAR 36:072. Reciprocity requirements for applicants licensed or certified in another state.
RELATES TO: KRS 335.515(12)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 335.515(1), (3), (12)
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 335.515(1) requires the board to evaluate the qualifications of applicants for licensure. KRS 335.515(3) requires the board to promulgate administrative regulations to carry out and enforce the provisions of KRS 335.500 to 335.599. KRS 335.515(12) authorizes the board to enter into reciprocal agreements with certified or licensed professional counseling boards. This administrative regulation establishes the reciprocity requirements for certification or licensure of persons licensed or certified in another state.
(a) The board enters into a written reciprocity agreement with the other jurisdiction;
(b) The other jurisdiction grants the same privileges to licensees of Kentucky as Kentucky grants to licensees of that other jurisdiction;
The board determines that the licensing requirements of the other jurisdiction
determined by the board to be] substantially similar
to the requirements of KRS 335.500 to 335.599;
(d) The applicant holds an active valid license or certificate in the other jurisdiction;
The applicant is[
shall be] in good standing in the
The applicant has not[
shall not have] been
disciplined or reprimanded;
(g) The applicant:
1. Does not have a pending disciplinary action; or
2. Is under investigation by any jurisdiction; and
The applicant is[
shall be] of good moral character.
(2) No person shall be licensed as a licensed professional associate through reciprocity.
Section 2. An applicant seeking licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor shall:
Submit an Application for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor by[
Reciprocity to the board;
(2) Pay the application fee as established in 201 KAR 36:020, Section 1(1);
(3) Submit a letter of good standing from each jurisdiction where the person holds a license or certificate; and
Submit the results of a background check performed within the last
ninety (90) days from the submission date of the application for a criminal
background check performed by the Kentucky State Police and
the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). If an applicant
submits an application for a nationwide criminal background[
check performed by the FBI[ Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI)] and the FBI cannot complete the background[ investigation]
check within thirty (30) days of the request, an applicant may submit an
Optional Affidavit for Licensure, as incorporated by reference in 201
KAR 36:070, and shall submit the performed nationwide
criminal background[ investigation] check within fourteen
(14) days of its receipt[ completion]. If an
applicant has a felony conviction during the applicant's lifetime, a
misdemeanor conviction within the past five (5) years, or
a pending charge, the applicant shall not use the Optional Affidavit for
Licensure. Any cases officially expunged do not have to be disclosed by the
applicant and shall not be considered by the board as a conviction for the
purposes of this subsection. If an applicant does not receive the criminal
background check within 180 days of the issuance of a license, the applicant
shall notify the board immediately in writing.
Section 3. An applicant granted a license under this administrative regulation shall comply with the continuing education requirements under 201 KAR 36:030 and the renewal requirements of 201 KAR 36:075.
4. (1) The board, by majority vote and during a board meeting, shall determine if[
the licensing requirements of another jurisdiction are[ is]
substantially similar to the requirements of KRS 335.500 to 335.599.
The board may only approve a reciprocity agreement with another jurisdiction if
Section 1(a), (b), and (c) of this administrative regulation are[
(3) The board shall publish the determination and approval of a reciprocity agreement in its board minutes.
5. Incorporation by Reference. (1)[
The board incorporates]
"Application for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor by Reciprocity",
November[ August] 2017, is incorporated
(2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Division of Occupations and Professions, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
MARTIN C. WESLEY, Chairperson
APPROVED BY AGENCY: September 15, 2017
FILED WITH LRC: September 15, 2017 at 11 a.m.
CONTACT PERSON: Kayla Mann, Board Administrator, Division of Occupations and Professions, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602, phone (502) 782-8803, fax (502) 696-5836, email firstname.lastname@example.org.