state statutes or regulations recommends minimum certification standards that include advanced coursework and graduate degree requirements for counselors and completion of a practicum or internship.
Ohio Administrative Code 3301-24-05 Licensure.
(C) The professional pupil services license, shall be issued in, but is not limited to, the areas listed in paragraphs (C)(1) and (C)(2) of this rule and shall be valid for working with learners at all levels. The license shall be issued to an individual deemed to be of good moral character who has successfully completed the requirements specified in paragraph (C)(1) or (C)(2) of this rule: (1) An approved program of preparation; recommendation by the dean or head of teacher education; successful completion of an examination prescribed by the state board of education; and evidence of the education and experience requirements specified for whichever of the following licensure areas is applicable: (a) School audiologist. (i) Master’s degree; and (ii) Current license to practice audiology issued by the Ohio speech and hearing professionals board. (b) School counselor. (i) Master’s degree;, and (ii) Successful completion of an internship consisting of six hundred contact hours in a school setting.