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
- Validity of Certificate: a. This certificate is valid for assignment as a School Counselor in Grades PK-12 in Rhode Island Public Schools.
- 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.
Requirements for Full Certification - Support Professional
This document describes the credentials and criteria for school counselors.