CHAPTER 535

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 428

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend § 3008 (2), Title 24, Delaware Code by deleting said sub-section in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof, the following:

"The applicant shall submit proof satisfactory to the Board that, subsequent to the completion of a master's degree, the applicant has acquired the equivalent of two years of experience in professional counseling acceptable to the Board. The professional counseling experience shall consist of not less than 3,200 hours obtained over a period of no more than four years. at least 1,600 hours of which shall have been under professional supervision acceptable to the Board. Acceptable supervision shall mean supervision by a licensed professional counselor. When such supervision is not available, the applicant may be supervised by a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed psychologist, or a licensed psychiatrist. An applicant may substitute 30 graduate semester hours or more attained beyond the master's degree for up to 1,600 hours of the required experience provided that such hours are clearly related to the field of counseling and are acceptable to the Board. In no case shall the applicant have less than 1,600 hours of the required post master's degree supervised professional experience."

Approved July 18, 1996