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State Credentialing Board Research Project

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State Credentialing Board Research Project

Stacy Schmelzle

Grand Canyon University: PCN-505

February 14, 2017

Across the United States, there are different licensing procedures and protocol for each state in regards to Licensed Professional Counseling. Pennsylvania’s state licensure requirements were obtained through the Department of Services website under the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
State Board Identifying Information
In the state of Pennsylvania, the licensing board for licensed professional counselors is called the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. The office is located at One Penn
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(2) To incorporate and occasionally restructure guidelines as needed to put forth amendments of this act. These guidelines could include ideals of specialized practice and behavior for licensed bachelor social workers, licensed social workers, licensed clinical social workers licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors in Pennsylvania.
(3) To test for, reject, accept, issue, rescind, suspend, or renew licenses of bachelor social workers, social workers, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors pursuant to this act and to hold hearings in relation therewith.
(4) To hold hearings upon complaints relating to violations of different areas of this act and guidelines and stipulations incorporated in relation to this act and pursue prosecution of and enjoinder of all said violations.
(5) To allocate funds needed to appropriately carry out assigned duties.
(6) To waive testing and extend licensure in cases deemed extraordinary by the board in compliance with stipulations disseminated by the board.
(7) To turn in an annual report to the Professional Licensure Committee of the House of Representatives and Consumer Protection and Professional
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