21 NCAC 63 .0210             ASSOCIATE LICENSES

(a)  The Board shall issue an associate license to any person who meets the requirements in G.S. 90B-7(f).

(b)  Applications and forms shall be obtained from and returned to the Board Office. The application fee set in Rule .0208 of this Chapter shall be submitted with the application.

(c)  Prior to practicing clinical social work, applicants must demonstrate in writing that, in the event of a clinical emergency, they have immediate access to a licensed mental health professional who has agreed to provide to them emergency clinical consultation to assure that standards of clinical social work practice are maintained. Each licensed clinical social worker associate shall notify the Board in writing of any change in such access.

(d)  Each associate licensee must be supervised as set forth in G.S. 90B-7(f) and receive on-going appropriate supervision as defined in Rule .0211(a)(2) of this Chapter until the associate licensee is licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

(e)  All associate licensees shall submit reports of their clinical social work experience and supervision on the appropriate Board form(s) every six months for review and evaluation by the Board.

(f)  To prevent a lapse in licensure, associate licensees who desire to become Licensed Clinical Social Workers shall complete the application process for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker classification and submit the application fee as set in Rule .0208 of this Chapter early enough to allow 30 days for administrative processing and Board action prior to the expiration of the associate license.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90B-6; 90B-7;

Eff. August 1, 1993;

Temporary Amendment Eff. October 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2012; August 1, 2012; September 1, 2005; April 1, 2001;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 19, 2015.