OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE
330-A:18-a School Social Workers.
I. The board shall issue a school social worker license to any person who:
(a) Is currently certified as a school social worker by the department of education, bureau of credentialing, and was certified as of the effective date of this section; or
(b) Has completed all of the following requirements or their equivalent:
(1) Has received a college undergraduate degree.
(2) Has received a 2-year master's degree or doctorate degree in social work from a school approved by the Council on Social Work Education.
(3) Has completed a minimum of 2 years of post-masters experience including completion of a minimum of 3,000 hours of post-masters, supervised school social work experience by a board approved licensed independent school social worker or licensed clinical mental health counselor supervisor, or any other supervisor based on reasonable and specific criteria established in rules adopted under RSA 330-A:10.
(4) Has passed a national proctored examination approved by the board.
II. Any school social worker who chooses to seek licensure under RSA 330-A:18-a, I, shall notify the office of licensure and certification in writing of his or her intent to be licensed. The office of licensure and certification shall grant licenses under RSA 330-A:18-a, I, within 10 days of receipt of notification.
III. The office of licensure and certification shall exempt licensees licensed in accordance with paragraph II from fees for the initial license period which shall extend beyond that individual's certification as a school social worker by 3 months and shall include an additional year for those whose certifications from the department of education would expire prior to July 1, 2020. Following that time, that individual shall be eligible for renewal under the rules established by the board and upon payment of the applicable fee.
Source. 2020, 6:28, eff. Mar. 9, 2020.