§ 49.16. Application for licensure by reciprocity.

 (a)  A license shall be issued based on reciprocity to an applicant who meets the following requirements. The applicant shall have:

   (1)  Satisfied the general requirements for licensure of §  49.12 (relating to general qualifications for licensure).

   (2)  Provided a letter from other jurisdiction registration boards where the licensed professional counselor is licensed, certifying licensure and reporting any violations.

   (3)  Demonstrated qualifications at least equal to the qualifications required by the act and this chapter.

 (b)  The Board will accept an applicant’s examination grades taken in another jurisdiction, as furnished through the professional examination reporting service or from the jurisdiction which administered the examination, in lieu of taking the Commonwealth’s required examination.

   (1)  The applicant shall show that the examination taken in the other jurisdiction is similar to the one offered by the Commonwealth and that the applicant passed the examination with a grade at least equal to the passing grade set by the Commonwealth.

   (2)  The other jurisdiction in which the applicant is licensed or certified must grant licenses by reciprocity to residents of this Commonwealth who possess a license as a professional counselor under the act and this chapter.



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