Below is an outline of the requirements for applying and maintaining the LPC-Retirement Status license. The information should be helpful to you in answering many of your questions. If after review you have further questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. Series 1, LPC Licensing Rule includes the requirements for the "LPC-Retirement Status". While in retirement status the licensee shall follow the requirements detailed in section 27-1-16 -Retirement Status.
The retiree will submit the renewal application and materials on the same time frame as all Licensed Professional Counselors.
If the retiree would like to transition back to LPC status, they shall email the board and request reinstatement and shall at that time begin fulfilling all renewal requirements as the LPC as stated in Series 3, License Renewal & CE Rules AND at that time, pay the prorated licensure/renewal fee.
We ask all licensees in LPC-Retirement Status file their renewal applications for the 2017 cycleno earlier than two weeks before the expiration date. (As long as your mailing is postmarked on 6/30/2017, you will have met the deadline.)
The LPC-Retirement Status
§27-1-16. Retirement Status.
16.1.Before the Board will consider the licensee for retirement status, the licensee shall submit, no sooner than 2 weeks prior to June 30 of every odd numbered year, a retirement application packet, in a format designated by the Board, containing all of the following information:
16.1.a.A completed retirement status application on a form provided by the board;
16.1.b. A copy of the recording form documenting all the individual continuing education offerings completed by the licensee on a form provided by the board;
16.1.c.Copies of all certificates of completion corresponding with the documentation provided on the recording form; and,
16.1.d.The appropriate fee, as set forth in Series 2, LPC Fee Rules.
16.2.Upon approval for the retirement status designation, the LPC in Retirement Status (LPC-R) shall only work in a voluntary position and shall abide by the following requirements for renewal of the LPC-R:
16.2.a.Shall complete twenty (20) contact hours each renewal;
16.2.b. Shall complete three (3) of the twenty (20) contact hours in ethics based on the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics;
16.2.c. Shall complete two (2) of the twenty (20) contact hours in mental health conditions specific to veterans and family members of veterans as cited in Series 3, Renewal Rule section 27-3-4.1.b.; (please note, this 2 hour requirement does not begin until after July 1, 2017)
16.2.d.May complete all twenty (20) contact hours in home study including ethics; and,
16.2.e. Shall pay the appropriate fee, as set forth in Series 2, LPC Fee Rules.