201 KAR 35:020. Fees.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 309.083, 309.0831, 309.0832, 309.0833, 309.084, 309.085(1)(a)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 309.0813(1), (4), (5), (12), 309.085(2)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 309.0813(4) requires the board to promulgate an administrative regulation governing the administration and grading of the written examination which applicants shall be required to successfully complete. KRS 309.0813(12) requires the board to promulgate an administrative regulation establishing an initial registration, certification, or licensure fee and renewal fee. This administrative regulation establishes those fees.

 

      Section 1. Application Fee. (1) The application fee for board review of an application for a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor associate, certified alcohol and drug counselor, or registered alcohol and drug peer support specialist, KBADC Form 1, shall be fifty (50) dollars.

      (2) The application fee shall be nonrefundable.

      (3) An application shall lapse one (1) year from the date it is filed with the board office.

      (4)(a) If an approved applicant applies one (1) or more times after the original application lapses, the applicant shall comply with the requirements of this subsection.

      1. The applicant shall successfully complete the examination required by the board within two (2) years from the date the original application is filed.

      2. If the applicant does not successfully complete the examination within the time period required by subparagraph 1. of this paragraph, the applicant shall update and refile the application prior to sitting for the examination again.

      (b) The fee for refiling the application form shall be twenty (20) dollars.

 

      Section 2. Comprehensive Examination Fee. (1)(a) An applicant for registration as an alcohol and drug peer support specialist shall take the comprehensive examination offered by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium and shall pay a fee of $150. The fee for retaking the comprehensive examination shall be $150.

      (2) An applicant for certification shall take the comprehensive examination offered by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium and shall pay a fee of $200. The fee for retaking the comprehensive examination shall be $200.

      (3) An applicant for licensure shall take the comprehensive examination offered by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium and shall pay a fee of $200. The fee for retaking the comprehensive examination shall be $200.

 

      Section 3. Credentialing Fee. (1)(a) The registration fee for an alcohol and drug peer support specialist shall be $100.

      (b) The certification fee for a certified alcohol and drug counselor shall be $200.

      (c) The licensure fee for a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor or licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor associate shall be $300.

      (2) If the applicant successfully completes all requirements for registration, certification, or licensure, the fee established in subsection (1) of this section shall cover credentialing for the initial three (3) year period.

 

      Section 4. Renewal Fees and Penalties. (1)(a) A registration, certificate, or license not renewed within ninety (90) days after the holder's renewal date shall be deemed cancelled in accordance with KRS 309.085(2).

      (b) A person holding a cancelled registration shall not use the title "registered alcohol and drug peer support specialist" or hold himself or herself out as a registered alcohol and drug peer support specialist or engage in the practice of alcohol and drug peer support services.

      (c) A person holding a canceled certificate shall not use the title "certified alcohol and drug counselor" or hold himself or herself out as a certified alcohol and drug counselor or engage in the practice of alcohol and drug counseling.

      (d) A person holding a canceled license shall not use the title "licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor" or hold himself or herself out as a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor or engage in the practice of alcohol and drug counseling.

      (e) A person holding a canceled license as a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor associate shall not use the title "licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor associate" or hold himself or herself out as a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor associate or engage in the practice of alcohol and drug counseling.

      (2) The fees and penalties established in this subsection shall be paid in connection with registration, certification, or licensure renewals.

      (a) The renewal fee for registration shall be $100 for a three (3) year period, and shall accompany the Application for Renewal, KBADC Form 16.

      (b) The late renewal fee, including penalty, for the ninety (90) day grace period shall be $150 for registration for a three (3) year period.

      (c) The renewal fee for certification shall be $200 for a three (3) year period, and shall accompany the Renewal Application.

      (d) The late renewal fee, including penalty, for the ninety (90) day grace period shall be $250 for certification for a three (3) year period.

      (e) The renewal fee for licensure shall be $300 for a three (3) year period, and shall accompany the Renewal Application.

      (f) The late renewal fee for the ninety (90) day grace period, as well as licensure for a three (3) year period, shall be a:

      1. $300 fee; and

      2. Penalty fee of fifty (50) dollars.

 

      Section 5. Reinstatement of a Canceled Registration, Certificate, or Licensure. (1) A canceled registration may be reinstated within one (1) year of the anniversary date of issue of renewal by:

      (a) Submitting a completed Reinstatement Application;

      (b) Proof of completion of continuing education in accordance with 201 KAR 35:040 and of ten (10) hours of continuing education during the one (1) year period; and

      (c) Payment of a $200 reinstatement fee for registration for a three (3) year period.

      (2) A canceled certificate may be reinstated within one (1) year of the anniversary date of issue of renewal by:

      (a) Submitting a completed Reinstatement Application;

      (b) Proof of completion of continuing education in accordance with 201 KAR 35:040 and of twenty (20) hours of continuing education during the one (1) year period; and

      (c) Payment of a $300 reinstatement fee, for certification for a three (3) year period.

      (3) A canceled license may be reinstated within one (1) year of the anniversary date of issue of renewal by:

      (a) Submitting a completed Reinstatement Application;

      (b) Proof of completion of continuing education in accordance with 201 KAR 35:040 and of twenty (20) hours of continuing education during the one (1) year period; and

      (c) Payment for licensure for a three (3) year period, which shall be a:

      1. $300 fee; and

      2. Penalty fee of $100.

 

      Section 6. Duplicate Credential and ID Card Fees. (1) The fee for a duplicate credential shall be twenty (20) dollars.

      (2) The fee for a duplicate ID card shall be ten (10) dollars.

 

      Section 7. Inactive Status Fee. (1) The enrollment fee for voluntarily placing a registration, certificate, or license in inactive status in accordance with 201 KAR 35:080 shall be fifty (50) dollars.

      (2) The annual renewal fee for a registration, certificate, or license enrolled in inactive status shall be twenty-five (25) dollars based on the renewal date.

      (3)(a) The fee for reactivation of a registration shall be $100 for a three (3) year period commencing on the date the board approves the application for reactivation.

      (b) The fee for reactivation of a certificate shall be $200 for a three (3) year period commencing on the date the board approves the application for reactivation.

      (c) The fee for reactivation of a license shall be $300 for a three (3) year period commencing on the date the board approves the application for reactivation.

 

      Section 8. Continuing Education Fees. (1) For purposes of this administrative regulation, a continuing education sponsor shall be an individual or entity that provides a program of continuing education to credential holders which has been reviewed and approved by the board to meet the continuing education requirements set forth in 201 KAR 35:040.

      (2) Approvals may consist of a single workshop or a program of courses and shall be effective for one (1) year from the date of approval.

      (3) The fee for approval of an application for a single program provider shall be fifty (50) dollars.

      (4) The fee for approval of an application for a continuing education sponsor providing a program of courses shall be $250.

      (5) Continuing education sponsors who have received approval for their program of courses may apply for renewal of the approval in accordance with 201 KAR 35:040 and shall pay an annual renewal fee of $150.

      (6)(a) The fee for review of an application for a substantial change in curriculum of an approved program shall be fifty (50) dollars.

      (b) A substantial change shall be considered as the addition of a workshop or course to a pre-approved program, or changes to the content of a pre-approved workshop or program which is in excess of twenty (20) percent.

 

      Section 9. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

      (a) "KBADC Form 1, Application", June 2015;

      (b) "KBADC Form 16, Application for Renewal", June 2015;

      (c) "KBADC Form 17, Application for Reinstatement", June 2015;

      (d) "KBADC Form 19, Reinstatement Application", June 2015; and

      (e) "Continuing Education Sponsor Application", 2008.

      (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (23 Ky.R. 3456; Am. 3752; eff. 4-16-1997; 27 Ky.R. 2556; eff. 6-8-2001; 35 Ky.R. 318; 783; eff. 10-15-2008; 42 Ky.R. 1303; 2035; eff. 2-5-2016.)