OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE
330-A:18 Clinical Social Workers.
The board shall issue a clinical social worker license to any person who meets all of the following requirements or their equivalent:
I. Has received a college undergraduate degree.
II. 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.
III. Has completed a minimum of 2 years of post-masters experience including completion of a minimum of 3,000 hours of post-masters, supervised clinical experience by a board approved licensed independent clinical 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. A current master licensed alcohol and drug counselor (MLADC) license issued by the board of licensing for alcohol and other drug use professionals under RSA 330-C may be substituted for up to 1,500 hours of the required 3,000 hours of supervised clinical experience. Where substitution of the full 1,500 hours is denied by the board, the MLADC applicant shall be provided the rationale for the board's denial. The board shall not deny the substitution of hours solely based on the MLADC applicant's clinical supervisor holding an MLADC license.
IV. Has passed a national proctored examination approved by the board.
Source. 1998, 234:1. 2010, 244:12, 13, eff. July 1, 2010. 2018, 364:6, eff. Sept. 30, 2018. 2019, 74:1, eff. Aug. 17, 2019.