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.; 16.2.d. May complete all twenty (20) contact hours in home study including the ethics; and, 16.2.e. Shall pay the appropriate fee, as set forth in Series 2, LPC Fee Rules.