SEC. 73-65-7. Certificate issuance and qualifications; continuing education.
(1) The board shall issue a license as a licensed professional art therapist to any person who files a completed application, accompanied by the required fees, and who submits satisfactory evidence that the applicant is at least twenty-one (21) years of age, demonstrates professional competency by satisfactorily passing the required examination, is a registered art therapist as defined by the Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc., is a licensed art therapist as defined by the Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc., and has:
(a) Received a master's degree or doctoral degree in art therapy that includes six hundred (600) hours of supervised internship experience from an accredited institution and has completed an additional one thousand (1,000) client contact hours of postgraduate experience under appropriate supervision; or
(b) Received a master's degree or doctoral degree in a related field, has a minimum of twenty-one (21) semester hours of sequential course work in the history, theory, and practice of art therapy, has completed seven hundred (700) hours of supervised internship experience from an accredited institution, and has completed an additional two thousand (2,000) client contact hours of postgraduate experience under appropriate supervision.
(2) The board may approve on a case-by-case basis applicants who have a master's degree or a doctoral degree from nonaccredited institutions.
(3) If an applicant has met all of the requirements for licensure except satisfactorily passing the required examination, the applicant shall be scheduled to take the next examination following the approval of the examination.
(4) An applicant for licensure as a professional art therapist may be licensed without examination if the applicant files a completed application within one (1) year of July 1, 1998, accompanied by the required fees, and if the board determines that the applicant meets all other requirements for licensure as a professional art therapist.
(5) The board may issue a license to an applicant without examination if the person possesses a valid regulatory document issued by the appropriate examining board under the laws of any other state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any foreign nation that in the judgment of the board has requirements substantially equivalent to or exceeding the requirements in this section.
(6) The board may issue provisional licensure as a professional art therapist to any person who has completed the educational requirements in subsection (1)(a) or (1)(b) of this section and is fulfilling the client contact hours requirement, but has not taken the examination or received registration from the American Art Therapy Association (ATR).
(7) The board may set criteria for continuing education and supervisory experience.
SOURCE: Laws, 1998, Ch. 568, § 4, HB 1519, eff July 1, 1998, rep July 1, 2000. Reenacted and amended by Laws 2000, Ch. 489, Sec. 4, SB2075, eff. June 30, 2000.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2000