To be eligible for licensure as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, a person must:
(1) complete and submit the required application form;
(2) meet the requirements to be a counselor intern;
(3) hold an associate degree or more advanced degree with a course of study in human behavior/development and service delivery, with the exception of:
(A) those applicants who met the requirements for intern registration and submitted an application to TCADA by September 1, 2004, and
(B) those counselors who are renewing a continuous license.
(4) complete 4,000 hours of approved supervised experience working with chemically dependent persons as described in the rules, 25 TAC §140.409 (relating to Standards for Supervised Work Experience);
(5) pass the written chemical dependency counselor examination approved by the department;
(6) submit an acceptable written case presentation to the test administrator;
(7) pass an oral chemical dependency counselor examination approved by the department; and
(8) submit two letters of recommendation from LCDCs.