Effective Immediately, and for a period of 30 days from today, ALL TESTING SERVICES ARE HALTED throughout the United States and Canada.
Within the past 24 hours, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued updated guidance on measures to be taken to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 disease. In particular, the CDC lowered the number of people that should be able to congregate in the same space from 50 to 10 in the United States.
Given this new guidance, Prometric has determined it is necessary and appropriate to close our test centers in the United States and Canada for a period of 30 days, starting today on March 17. This dramatic step is necessary in order to comply with this new federal guidance as well as to further protect the health and well-being of the individual test takers and the staff that provide services at each of our testing locations. We anticipate re-opening our test centers effective April 16, however, please note that the specific date will be dependent on circumstances that are changing daily.
Operations teams are actively reaching out to individuals with testing appointments today and throughout the closure period, in an effort to prevent them from unnecessarily appearing at the testing centers. We will be taking measures to reschedule those impacted appointments into a new date after the planned re-opening and will be communicating that information to the impacted individuals. We will work closely with the test takers to find new appointment dates and times that work for their schedules, and we will be waiving any rescheduling fees.
Types of credentials issued by Nebraska:
12 Core Functions and 46 Global Criteria - these further define the practice areas.
The Board will review coursework from education providers to determine if 270 clock hours of education for initial licensure have been earned. Approval will be valid for a maximum of 5 years with the first 5-year period beginning January 1, 2008, and ending December 31, 2012. Education providers desiring to obtain approval for subsequent periods must reapply.
Reciprocal Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Approved List of Initial Education
Each licensee must complete 40 hours of continuing education during the preceding 24-month period. At least 20 hours of continuing education per biennial renewal period must be alcohol and drug specific. See the regulations at 172 NAC 15-012.
Approved Continuing Education
Applications to Approve a Continuing Education Program
In order to take the examination, you must:
Candidate Guide is available on the IC&RC's website. Candidates are encouraged to read this document.
To reinstate from either inactive or expired status, you must meet the continuing education requirement (40 hours).
Submit a complete reinstatement application and renewal/reinstatement fees as listed on the reinstatement application. Hours taken to reinstate your license can also be used to renew your license at the end of that renewal period so you are not required to have additional hours for renewal.
Renewal - All licenses expire September 1 of each even-numbered year regardless of when issued.
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