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This web page is for information purposes. No board business is conducted via this web site. All business should be transacted through the phone numbers cited at the bottom of the page. Also, please contact the board for verification of any information contained on this page

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

LICENSE RENEWAL AND APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE ALERT

The State of New Hampshire is converting to a new licensing data base for mental health practitioners. The license system will be closed from May 2 and will reopen on May 11.  LICENSES CANNOT BE RENEWED DURING THIS PERIOD.  If your license expires May 2 through May 11 d please plan accordingly and renew your license before May 2.  APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSURE CANNOT BE PROCESSED DURING THIS TIME PERIOD

We appreciate your patience during this time as we work to update to a newer licensing system

We are very sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. 

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON CEU REQUIREMENTS - 2/4/2016

NOTICE – CEU’s in suicide prevention will be required by all licensees renewing a license that expires after January 1, 2017.

Pursuant to RSA 330-A:10, XIV, the Board is required to adopt:  Procedures for assuring the continuing competence of persons licensed under this chapter including, but not limited to, continuing education requirements, provided that at least 3 hours of the required continuing education units for biennial renewal shall be from a nationally recognized, evidence-based or best practices training organization in the area of suicide prevention, intervention, or postvention and how mental illness, substance use disorders, trauma, or interpersonal violence directly impacts risk for suicide.

Mhp 402.01 (d) was adopted by the Board on January 15, 2016 and reads as follows: 

At least 3 of the 40 CEU’s shall be completed in accordance with RSA 330-A:10, XIV and shall be from Category A.

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR CANDIDATES FOR SUPERVISION

If you are planning to submit a Candidate for Licensure: Supervision Agreement in New Hampshire please be aware that post-master’s supervised work experience and supervision hours will not begin to count towards  licensure for LPP, LICSW, LCMHC and LMFT until the Candidate Agreement is reviewed and approved by the Board.   When completing the start date and proposed completion date on the agreement please give yourself at least six weeks lead time.  The Board sets the final start date on the day the application is approved. 

330-A:22 Candidates for Mental Health Licensure. –

III. Each supervisor's agreement shall be approved by the licensing board before becoming effective, and shall remain in effect only as long as the supervisor accepts responsibility for the candidate.

Mhp 302.01 (c)(9) - Supervisors for candidates for licensure must successfully complete one of the following before they can supervise a Candidate for Licensure: 1) a graduate level course in clinical supervision; 2) a clinical supervision certificate approved by AAPC, NASW, AMHCA or AAMFT or 3) 12 CEU's in clinical supervision. This is a one time requirement. Please submit documentation to the Board of Mental Health Practice, 121 South Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301 for approval. Candidate Agreements approved by the Board prior to June 18, 2015 will not be effected by the new rule.

The monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for Friday,May 20, 2016. Public session begins at 9:00 AM with non-public session to follow. The meeting will be held at 121 South Fruit St., Concord, NH.

Licensee Mailing Addresses: The address you list with the Board as your mailing address is available to the public. If you wish to change your mailing address please utilize the change of
address form found under applications/forms on this web site

Board Rules Mhp 100-500 can be viewed by clicking on this link:

Administrative Rules

Click on the Chapter you want and then scroll to the exact rule number you are looking for.


 
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