Outline of the state of Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Requires practicum or internship

School Counseling Staff Qualifications

School Counseling Staff Qualifications

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.

200-RICR-20-20-1.11. Support Professional Certificate Areas

1.11.2 Related Service Providers A. School Counselor

  1. Validity of Certificate: a. This certificate is valid for assignment as a School Counselor in Grades PK-12 in Rhode Island Public Schools.
  2. Requirements: a. Has completed an approved program in this certification area; b. Holds an advanced degree from a regionally accredited institution; c. Has completed a minimum of three hundred (300) hours of internship in this area; d. Has demonstrated field competencies as prescribed by the appropriate RIDE approved national professional associations; and e. Has met all knowledge of field testing requirements for this certification area.
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