(1) An applicant shall have completed:
(a) A master's or doctoral degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or educational psychology from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; or
(b) A medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy degree if the individual is a board certified/eligible psychiatrist; or
(c) A master's or doctoral degree in an equivalent field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and documentation of thirty graduate semester hours or forty-five graduate quarter hours in approved subject content listed in subsection (2) of this section.
(2) Approved subject content includes at least five graduate semester hours or seven graduate quarter hours in counseling, psychotherapy, and personality theory, and five graduate semester hours or seven graduate quarter hours in at least two of the following content areas:
(a) Counseling and psychotherapy;
(b) Personality theory;
(c) Behavioral science and research;
(d) Psychopathology/personality disorders;
(e) Assessment/tests and measurement;
(f) Group therapy/family therapy;
(g) Human growth and development/sexuality; and
(h) Corrections/criminal justice.
(3) Transcripts of all education required under this section must be submitted to the department from the institution where the credits were earned.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.155.040. 07-09-092, § 246-930-030, filed 4/18/07, effective 5/19/07; 94-13-179, § 246-930-030, filed 6/21/94, effective 7/22/94; 92-12-027 (Order 275), § 246-930-030, filed 5/28/92, effective 6/28/92; 91-11-063 (Order 168), § 246-930-030, filed 5/16/91, effective 6/16/91.]