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Student Database Exemption

 

According to the State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners, MSU Denver Human Services students seeking CAC certification are included in the registration exemption. The policy is as follows:

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20-1 STUDENT EXEMPTION FOR CANDIDATES FOR ADDICTION COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION FOR LISTING IN THE STATE DATA BASE AND ACCUMULATION OF WORK EXPERIENCE HOURS

Candidates for addiction counselor certification and licensure undergoing academic training for their undergraduate or graduate degree through college programs meeting Colorado addiction counselor training and approved trainer standards shall be exempt from requirements to be listed in the Colorado State Data Base for Registered Psychotherapists

These students do not generally fall within the statutory meaning of “registered psychotherapist,” are not engaged in the primary practice of psychotherapy nor do they hold themselves out to the public as practicing psychotherapy for compensation. Such student candidates for addiction counselor certification or licensure may be allowed to acquire work experience hours for their bona-fide college approved practicum or internship undergraduate or graduate program, including non-psychotherapy hours as well as psychotherapy hours (e.g. co-facilitation clinical counseling), provided all such hours take place under faculty supervision or clinical on-site supervisors but in no instance to exceed 1000 hours toward any certification or licensure application. Adopted December 13, 2011


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