Assignment 2: Professional Licensure Plan
In this assignment, you will explore the requirements for licensure in the state where you plan to practice. You will develop a professional licensure plan (PLP) that helps you outline a sequential timeline for acquiring licensure.
Tasks: Utah clinical Mental Health Counselor Professional Licensure Plan (PLP) Web site: https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r156/r156-60c.htm#T5
- Explain the requirements and the sequence of the licensure process in UTAH where you plan to practice. You must cite the source from where you obtain the state licensure information.Create your PLP that reflects a detailed timeline of your route to acquiring licensure. Your plan should begin with meeting requirements for the CMHC program.Include details on:
- The required graduate course work for licensure in the state where you plan to practiceThe number of required graduate credit hours for licensure in the stateThe names and types (e.g., multiple choice, case scenarios) of the state licensing examsThe number of years and hours of required experience after you get your master’s degreeThe number and types of required supervision hours after the master’s experienceThe person who is qualified and approved to provide supervisionApproved settings for completing the post-masters supervisionAny other specialty courses you must complete prior to obtaining licensure (e.g., domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, laws and rules, etc.)Number of hours of continuing education you must complete in each licensure period in order to have your license renewedCrimes that might or would prevent a person from becoming a licensed counselor
Frame the timeline to include the following:
- When will you attend residencies?When will you take your last CMHC program class?When will you begin and finish the practicum/internship?When will you complete your portfolio?When will you graduate from the CMHC program?When will you take the state licensing exams?When will you meet the experiential and supervision licensure requirements?When will you expect to become fully licensed?
Your final product will be a 3- to 5-page Microsoft Word document written in APA format, utilizing at least three scholarly sources. Your paper should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Note that this assignment would be an excellent portfolio artifact to include in your portfolio.
- By the due date assigned, save your document as M2_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc and submit the document to the Submissions Area.