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Corbett signs bill easing counselor licensing requirements

Gov. Tom Corbett last week signed a bill that lowers the number of supervised experience hours needed for marriage and family therapists and professional counselors to obtain a license, according to state Rep. Seth Grove’s office.

The legislation amends the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Counselors Act, according to the governor’s office. Grove, R-York County, authored House Bill 816, according to a news release.

Changes include reducing the supervised experience hours required to get a license from 3,600 to 3,000 for marriage and family therapists and professional counselors, according to the release.

The legislation also extends a provision so that applicants who graduated before June 30, 2009, can get a license if they were awarded a master’s degree requiring fewer than 48 credits, according to the release.

Brent Burkey

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