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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 062 : Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 3238)
  • § 3238. Biennial renewals

    (a) Licenses and certifications shall be renewed every two years on a schedule set by the Office upon:

    (1) Payment of the required fee.

    (2) Documentation that the applicant has completed at least 40 hours of continuing education, approved by the Director. Synchronous virtual continuing education credits shall be approvable and accepted as live in-person training. Continuing education requirements shall include requiring one or more continuing education units in the area of systematic oppression and anti-oppressive practice, or in related topic areas, consistent with the report recommendations from the Health Equity Advisory Commission required pursuant to 2021 Acts and Resolves No. 33, Sec. 5 for improving cultural competency, cultural humility, and antiracism in Vermont’s health care system. If the licensee is licensed in one or more other mental health professions under this title, continuing education units completed for one mental health profession shall count toward the required continuing education units for the other mental health profession or professions for which the licensee is licensed under this title.

    (b) [Repealed.]

    (c) Any application for reinstatement of a license or certification that has expired shall be accompanied by the appropriate fees. A person shall not be required to pay renewal fees for years during which the license or certification was lapsed.

    (d) [Repealed.] (Added 2013, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 129, eff. May 20, 2014; amended 2015, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. Sept. 1, 2016; 2021, No. 117 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. July 1, 2023.)