July 17, 2014


      201 KAR 38:070. Renewal of licenses[certificates] and continuing education.


      RELATES TO: KRS 335.625

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 335.615(6), 335.625

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: This administrative regulation is necessitated by KRS 335.625(1) and (2) and sets forth in detail all fees charged by the board necessary for renewal of licenses[certificates] and sets forth in detail all required continuing education necessary for renewal of licenses[certificates].


      Section 1. Renewal. Each license[credential] holder of the board shall renew his or her license[certificate] on or before a date that is three (3) years from the date of his or her original license or certification or last renewal on a form prescribed by the board, "Renewal Application" (August 2001, edition).


      Section 2. Renewal Fees and Penalties. The following fees shall be paid in connection with all renewals of licenses[certificates] of the board.

      (1) The renewal fee for licensure[certification] shall be $300;

      (2) The late renewal fee, including penalty, for renewal during of licensure[certification] during the three (3) month grace period shall be $400;

      (3) The reinstatement fee for reinstatement and renewal of licensure[certification] after the expiration of the three (3) month grace period and before the expiration of one (1) year after the renewal date, including penalty, shall be $500.


      Section 3. Continuing Education. (1) Each license[credential] holder of the board, before his or her license[certificate] renewal date, shall obtain twenty (20) clock or credit hours of continuing education completed since the date of the last renewal of the license[certificate] or the date of the original issuance of the license[certificate], whichever is later. Continuing education shall be obtained from any of the following providers or for any of the following activities approved by the board:

      (a) Individual or group supervision of other license[credential] holders of this board at the supervisory level;

      (b) Attendance at any educational conferences, continuing education seminars, or educational meetings where seminars are provided in a live or two (2) way video, presentation format and which regard mental health and which are approved for continuing education by:

      1. The American Association of Pastoral Counselors;

      2. The Kentucky Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family Therapists;

      3. The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure;

      4. The Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology;

      5. The Kentucky Board of Certification for Alcohol and Drug Counselors;

      6. The Kentucky Board of Certification for Professional Art Therapists;

      7. The Kentucky Board of Certification for Professional Counselors;

      8. The Kentucky Board of Social Work;

      9. The Kentucky Board of Nursing; or

      10. A mental health credentialing agency or board of any other state in the United States for which continuing education credit is awarded in that state;

      (c) Writing and publishing professionally-related articles in mental health publications regarding pastoral counseling which shall not be counted for more than five (5) hours.

      (2) If audited by the board, the license[credential] holder shall within ten (10) days submit written proof of compliance with Section 3 of this administrative regulation to the board.


      Section 4. Expired Licenses[Certificates]. (1) No person holding a license[certificate] shall represent himself or herself as a licensed[fee-based] pastoral counselor in this state after the renewal date of his or her license[certificate] unless:

      (a) That license[certificate] has been renewed as provided by this administrative regulation;

      (b) The license[certificate] holder has retained proof of continuing education as set forth by Section 3 of this administrative regulation; and

      (c) The prescribed fee has been paid as set forth by Section 1 of this administrative regulation.

      (2) All licenses[certificates] not renewed within three (3) months after the renewal date shall be deemed expired for nonrenewal.


      Section 5. Duplicate License[Certificate] Fees. The fee for a duplicate certificate shall be twenty-five (25) dollars.


      Section 6. Incorporation by Reference. (1) "Renewal Application" (August 2001, edition), Kentucky Board of Licensure[Certification] for [Fee-Based] Pastoral Counselors, is incorporated by reference.

      (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Board of Licensure[Certification] for[Fee-Based] Pastoral Counselors, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (28 Ky.R. 1013; Am. 1362; eff. 12-19-2001.)