21 NCAC 45 .0301             TYPES

(a)  The Board shall administer a written and oral examination to test an applicant's knowledge in the following areas:

(1)           Code of Ethics as set forth in G.S. 90-390(a)(7);

(2)           Fee-Based Practicing Pastoral Counselors Certification G.S. 90, Article 26;

(3)           Individual Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy;

(4)           Marriage, Family, or Group Counseling and Psychotherapy; and

(5)           Religion, Theology, and Ethics of Pastoral Counseling.

(b)  A passing score shall consist of 70% correct responses on the written exam.

(c)  The Board shall administer the oral examination at a Board meeting. A passing score on the oral examination shall be determined by the applicant's ability to satisfy G.S. 90-387, including the applicant's ability to articulate his or her theory of pastoral counseling and psychotherapy as defined in G.S. 90-382, and elaborate on written exam portions set forth in Subparagraphs (a)(3) through (a)(5) of this Rule.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-385(f); 90-387;

Eff. May 1, 1996;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 1, 2016;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2020.