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OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

CHAPTER 330-A
MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE

Section 330-A:18-d

    330-A:18-d Social Work; Conditional License. –
I. Applicants for licensure under this section may apply to the board for conditional licensure. To receive a conditional license, applicants shall comply with the following requirements:
(a) Clinical Social Worker:
(1) Hold a master's or doctoral degree in social work or social welfare from a CSWE approved program.
(2) Obtain a board approved supervisory agreement with documented intent to pursue licensure as a clinical social worker under this chapter.
(3) Meet other criteria as reasonably established by the board.
(b) School Social Worker:
(1) Hold a master's or doctoral degree in social work or social welfare from a CSWE approved program.
(2) Obtain a board approved supervisory agreement, with documented intent to pursue licensure as a clinical social worker under this chapter.
(3) Meet other criteria as reasonably established by the board.
(c) Licensed Social Worker:
(1) Hold a bachelor's degree in social work or social welfare from a CSWE approved program.
(2) Obtain a board approved supervisory agreement consistent with RSA 330-A:18-b, III, with documented intent to pursue licensure as a licensed social worker under this chapter.
(3) Meet other criteria as reasonably established by the board.
(d) Licensed Social Work Associate:
(1) Hold an associate's or bachelor's degree in clinical mental health, social work, psychology, behavioral health counseling, human services discipline, or equivalent program from an accredited college or university.
(2) Complete 300 hours of social work or mental health education within the degree-granting program or separately.
(3) Complete 300 hours of supervised practical training within the degree-granting program, as part of the supervised work experience or separately.
(4) Obtain a board approved supervisory agreement consistent with RSA 330-A:18-c, III, with documented intent to pursue licensure as a licensed social work associate under this chapter.
(5) Meet other criteria as reasonably established by the board.
(e) Clinical Mental Health Counselor:
(1) Hold a master's or doctoral degree in clinical mental health counseling from a CACREP accredited institution or its equivalent which has received regional accreditation from the Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.
(2) Obtain a board approved supervisory agreement with documented intent to pursue licensure as a clinical mental health counselor under this chapter.
(3) Meet other criteria as reasonably established by the board.
(f) Marriage and Family Therapist:
(1) Hold a master's or doctoral degree in family therapy from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education or has a master's degree or doctorate degree with a concentration in the field of marriage and family therapy from a regionally accredited institution or has a clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
(2) Obtain a board approved supervisory agreement with documented intent to pursue licensure as a marriage and family therapist under this chapter.
(3) Meet other criteria as reasonably established by the board.
II. Conditional licenses issued under this section shall be valid for a period not to exceed 2 years from the date of issuance. Applicants in good standing with the board may apply for a one-time renewal of a conditional license.

Source. 2021, 183:7, eff. Oct. 9, 2021.