Virtual Supervision rules

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State-by-State Virtual Supervision Rules

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 3-5
  • Ruling Details: “255-X-3-.02 Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC). (4) (b) 2. A supervision progress report, on a form provided by the Board, must be submitted annually by the Supervising Counselor whose name appears on the plan for supervision required in 255-X-3- .02(4)(a). Annual supervision progress reports must verify a minimum of one hundred (100) total hours of supervision for that year, at least fifty (50) hours of which must be one-to-one, face-to-face, personal individual supervision. Any supervision progress reports representing less than a full year of supervised experience must verify a minimum weekly average of two (2) hours of supervision for that period, at least fifty percent (50%) of which must be one-to-one, face-to-face, personal individual supervision. Only counseling experience supervised by the Supervising Counselor whose name appears on the ALC’s license may accrue toward meeting the supervised experience requirements in 255-X-3-.01(3)(b).”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 50% of virtual supervision is permitted and the other 50% must be face-to-face in-person for aspiring Professional Counselors in Alabama.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Update: 03/2022

 

Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here 
  • Where to Find: Page 2
  • Ruling Details: 536-x-1-.01 Definition of Terms 12 Supervision (b)The face-to-face supervision hours may be conducted via electronic communications by an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, AAMFT Supervisor Candidate, AAMFT Approved Supervisor or AAMFT Supervisor Candidate. Acceptable electronic communication is defined as communication that is simultaneously interactive both visually and orally”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours appear to be permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Alabama.
  • Board Contact: Contact Page
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here 
  • Where to Find: Page 5
  • Ruling Details: “850-X-2-.03 Supervision (1) (a) Individual supervision is defined as one supervisee meeting face-to-face with one supervisor. It can also be live, interactive,
    visual communication as long as all three components are met during the session.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours appear to be permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Alabama.
  • Board Contact: Contact Form
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 7
  • Ruling Details: 12 AAC 62.220 SUPERVISED EXPERIENCE (e) An applicant may receive supervision by telephonic or electronic means on Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Apple FaceTime, or another audio and video platform that permits the supervisor and the applicant to engage in communication that is face-to-face. During supervision, the supervisor and applicant must have their microphone and camera activated. (f) In this section, “face-to-face” means happening precisely at the same time during which the supervisor and applicant are able to communicate in real-time.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours appear to be permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Alaska.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 7
  • Ruling Details: (e) A supervisor who participates in teletherapy must (1) have completed at least four hours of training required under 12 AAC 19.405 (2) in the use of teletherapy technologies before engaging in teletherapy practice; (2) determine that telesupervision is appropriate for a supervisee considering the supervisee’s professional, intellectual, emotional, and physical needs; (3) inform supervisees of the potential risks and benefits associated with telesupervision; (4) take reasonable steps to ensure the security of the supervisor’s communication medium; (5) commence telesupervision only after gaining appropriate education, training, or supervised experience using the relevant technology; (6) be aware of the risks and responsibilities associated with telesupervision and advise supervisees in writing of these risks as well as the supervisor’s and supervisees’ responsibilities for minimizing these risks; (7) consider that communications may be synchronous or asynchronous and that technologies may augment traditional in-person supervision or be used as stand-alone supervision; and (8) be aware of the potential benefits and limitations in the supervisor’s choices of technologies for a particular supervisee in a particular situation.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears that virtual supervision is permitted at the discretion of an Approved Supervisor, who has obtained the required Continuing Education training for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Alaska.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here 
  • Where to Find: Page 7
  • Ruling Details: “12 AAC 18.115 (c)(1) Direct clinical supervision must be provided in face-to-face meetings between the supervisor and the applicant unless the board, for good cause shown, has granted an exception allowing for an alternate form of supervision.”
    “(d) To receive the exception in (c)(1) of this section, an applicant who practices in a remote location must, before the supervision begins, submit a written request to the board to allow supervision by telephonic or electronic means. The board will approve a request for telephonic or electronic supervision of an applicant who practices in a remote location if the board determines that (1) approved clinical supervisors are not practicing at, or within a reasonable distance of, that location; or (2) the approved clinical supervisors practicing at that location cannot provide appropriate supervision because of the supervisor’s relationship to the applicant, a possible conflict of interest, or other good cause shown.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review, it appears that virtual supervision is permitted on a case-by-case basis and with the board’s consent for aspiring Social Workers in Alaska.
  • Board Contact:  [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule:  See here and here 
  • Where to Find: Page 3 & Page 1
  • Ruling Details: “R4-6-101(A) 11. “Clinical supervision” means direction or oversight provided either face to face or by videoconference or telephone by an individual qualified to evaluate, guide, and direct all behavioral health services provided by a licensee to assist the licensee to develop and improve the necessary knowledge, skills, techniques, and abilities to allow the licensee to engage in the practice.” (p. 3)

    “Face to Face Clinical Supervision Interpretation
    Board members discussed R 4-6-212 (D) (1) and the ability to reinterpret “face to face” hours of clinical supervision to lessen the burden on supervisors and supervisees in cases where it is difficult to meet in person. The members unanimously voted to reinterpret “face-to-face” to include virtual teleconference.” (p. 1)

  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Arizona.
  • Board Contact: [email protected] 
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: Page 3 & Page 1
  • Ruling Details: “R4-6-101 (A) 11. “Clinical supervision” means direction or oversight provided either face to face or by videoconference or telephone by an individual qualified to evaluate, guide, and direct all behavioral health services provided by a licensee to assist the licensee to develop and improve the necessary knowledge, skills, techniques, and abilities to allow the licensee to engage in the practice of behavioral health ethically, safely, and competently” (p. 3)

    “Face to Face Clinical Supervision Interpretation Board members discussed R 4-6-212 (D) (1) and the ability to reinterpret “face to face” hours of clinical supervision to lessen the burden on supervisors and supervisees in cases where it is difficult to meet in
    person. The members unanimously voted to reinterpret “face-to-face” to include virtual teleconference.” (p. 1)

  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Arizona.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Update: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: Page 1 & Page 3
  • Ruling Details: “R4-6-101 (A) 11. “Clinical supervision” means direction or oversight provided either face to face or by videoconference or telephone by an individual qualified to evaluate, guide, and
    direct all behavioral health services provided by a licensee to assist the licensee to develop and improve the necessary knowledge, skills, techniques, and abilities to allow the licensee to engage in the practice of behavioral health ethically, safely, and competently” (p. 1)

    “Face to Face Clinical Supervision Interpretation Board members discussed R 4-6-212 (D) (1) and the ability to reinterpret “face to face” hours of clinical supervision to lessen the burden on supervisors and supervisees in cases where it is difficult to meet in-person. The members unanimously voted to reinterpret “face-to-face” to include virtual teleconference.” (p. 3)

  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Arizona. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 15
  • Ruling Details: ”​​IV. SUPERVISION Section 4.1 SUPERVISION CONTENT (j) Technology-assisted supervision cannot exceed 50% of supervision hours. Technology-assisted supervision may be counted in both levels.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 50% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Arkansas. 
  • Board Contact: Contact Form
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 15
  • Ruling Details: IV. SUPERVISION Section 4.1 SUPERVISION CONTENT (j) Technology-assisted supervision cannot exceed 50% of supervision hours. Technology-assisted supervision may be counted in both levels.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 50% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Arkansas.
  • Board Contact: Contact Form
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 7
  • Ruling Details: “VI. Supervision B. Supervision Required to Obtain LCSW Licensure (4) Social workers who use technology to facilitate supervision shall use appropriate precautions to protect the confidentiality of those communications. Precautions to protect confidentiality depend on the type of technology being used and may include using passwords, firewalls, encryption, and antivirus software: using electronic service providers that rely on standards of security for data that are transmitted and stored; and ensuring a private setting when using their electronic devices”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Arkansas.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details: “On May 6, 2020, the Director issued an Order Waiving Face-to-Face Training and Supervision Requirements for Marriage Family Therapists, Professional Clinical Counselors, and Clinical Social Workers.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in California during the COVID-19 State Emergency Order.
  • Board Contact: Contact Page
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling: See here 
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details: “On May 6, 2020, the Director issued an Order Waiving Face-to-Face Training and Supervision Requirements for Marriage Family Therapists, Professional Clinical Counselors, and Clinical Social Workers.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in California during the COVID-19 State Emergency Order.
  • Board Contact: Contact Page
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling: See here 
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details: “On May 6, 2020, the Director issued an Order Waiving Face-to-Face Training and Supervision Requirements for Marriage Family Therapists, Professional Clinical Counselors, and Clinical Social Workers.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in California during the COVID-19 State Emergency Order.
  • Board Contact: Contact Page
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 16
  • Ruling Details: “1.14 LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION( C.R.S. 12-245-604) C. Post-Graduate Experience Requirements 1. Definitions e. “Supervision” means personal direction and responsible direction provided by a supervisor approved by the Board, which may be in-person or telesupervision. g. “Telesupervision” means clinical supervision conducted through audio/video technology such as videoconferencing or telephone.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Colorado.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 12
  • Ruling Details: “​​1.14 LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION( C.R.S. 12-245-604) C. Post-Graduate Experience Requirements 1. Definitions e. “Supervision” means personal direction and responsible direction provided by a supervisor approved by the Board, which may be in-person or telesupervision. g. “Telesupervision” means clinical supervision conducted through audio/video technology such as videoconferencing or telephone.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Colorado.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 12
  • Ruling Details: 1.14 LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION (C.R.S. 12-245-404) C. Post-Graduate Experience Requirements 1. Definitions e. “Clinical Supervision” means personal direction and responsible direction provided in-person or virtually by a supervisor who meets the criteria defined by the Board. g. “Telesupervision” means clinical supervision conducted through audio/video technology such as videoconferencing or telephone.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Colorado. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here

  • Where to Find: Sec. 20-195aa. (6) and Sec. 20-195dd. (2) (B)

  • Ruling Details: Sec. 20-195aa. (6)
    “(6) “Direct professional supervision” means face-to-face consultation between one supervisor, who is a professional described in subdivision (5) of this section, and one person receiving supervision that consists of not less than a monthly review with a written evaluation and assessment by the supervisor of such person’s practice of professional counseling;”
    Sec. 20-195dd. (2) (B)
    “(B) acquired three thousand hours of postgraduate experience under professional supervision, including a minimum of one hundred hours of direct professional supervision, in the practice of professional counseling, performed over a period of not less than two years;”

  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, virtual supervision does not appear to be permitted for aspiring Professional Counselors in Connecticut.

  • Board Contact: [email protected]


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here

  • Where to Find: Sec. 20-195c. (3) (B)

  • Ruling Details: “(B) one hundred hours of postgraduate clinical supervision provided by a licensed marital and family therapist;”

  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it is unclear if virtual supervision is permitted for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Connecticut. We recommend reaching out to the board for clarification.

  • Board Contact: [email protected]


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here

  • Where to Find: Sec. 20-195m (7) (8) and Sec. 20-195n. (2)

  • Ruling Details: Sec. 20-195m (7) (8)

    “(7) “Under professional supervision” means the practice of clinical social work under the supervision of a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 370, an advanced practice registered nurse licensed pursuant to chapter 378, a psychologist licensed pursuant to chapter 383, a marital and family therapist licensed pursuant to chapter 383a, a clinical social worker licensed pursuant to this chapter or a professional counselor licensed pursuant to chapter 383c; and
    (8) “Professional supervision” means face-to-face consultation between one supervisor, who is a person described in subdivision (7) of this section, and one person receiving supervision that consists of not less than a monthly review, a written evaluation and assessment by the supervisor of such person’s practice of clinical social work.”
    Sec. 20-195n. (2)
    “(2) have three thousand hours post-master’s social work experience which shall include not less than one hundred hours of work under professional supervision by a licensed clinical or certified independent social worker, provided on and after October 1, 2011, such hours completed in this state shall be as a licensed master social worker;”

  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, virtual supervision does not appear to be permitted for aspiring Social Workers in Connecticut.

  • Board Contact: [email protected]

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 2
  • Ruling Details: 2.4.1.2 At least one hundred hours of face-to-face professional direct supervision with the applicant’s supervisor. Face to face supervision includes both in-person and live video conferencing providing supervision by live video conferencing does not exceed fifty percent of the total 100 hours of supervision.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 50% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Delaware. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 5
  • Ruling Details: “5.1.2.1.4License for Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) 100 hours of face-to-face clinical supervision with the applicant’s supervisor. Face to face supervision includes both in-person and live video conferencing so long as supervision by live video conferencing does not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the total 100 hours of supervision”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 50% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Delaware.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 2
  • Ruling Details: “3.0 Licensure of Licensed Clinical Social Workers 3.1.2.1 The amount of supervisory contact shall be at least one hour per week during the supervised period, and, within the required 1,600 hours, at least 100 hours shall be one-to-one supervision provided by an approved supervisor, pursuant to the requirements of subsection 3.2. Supervisory contact may be on a one-to-one face-to-face basis or by live video conferencing; provided, however, that supervision by live video conferencing shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the total supervision in any month. Supervision by telephone or e-mail is expressly not permitted.
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 50% of supervision hours per month are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Delaware.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling: See here
  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 4, 6603.1.c. (1-3) and Page 19, 6699.1 (Definitions)
  • Ruling Details: Page 4, 6603.1.c. (1-3)
    “Two hundred (200) of the required hours must have been under immediate supervision by a qualified supervisor as defined in § 6603.1(b) and in conformance with the following requirements:
    (1) One hundred (100) hours of the required two hundred (200) hours of immediate supervision shall have been completed under a professional counselor who was licensed in a jurisdiction of the United States during the supervised period or who would have been qualified for a license as a professional counselor in the District of Columbia;
    (2) One hundred (100) hours of the required two hundred (200) hours of immediate supervision shall have been under individual supervision with a qualified supervisor; and
    (3) For every thirty-five (35) hours worked, the applicant shall have been under immediate supervision for a minimum of one hour.”
    Page 19, 6699.1 (Definitions)
    “Immediate supervision – supervision in which the supervisor is physically present with the person supervised and either discussing or observing the person’s practice.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information and board confirmation, 100%  supervision hours appear to be permitted via virtual supervision during the COVID-19 crisis. Post-COVID, no supervision hours appear to be permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in the District of Columbia.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling: See here
  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 5, 7703.3 (h) and Page 18 (Definitions)
  • Ruling Details: Page 5, 7703.3 (h)
    “(h) The supervision shall be provided in the following manner:
    a. The supervisor and the supervisee shall conduct at minimum monthly face-to-face discussions of the practice and all related matters; and
    b. One (1) hour of direct supervisory contact shall be provided for every twenty (20) hours of direct client contact;”
    Page 18 (Definitions)
    “Immediate supervision – face-to-face supervision in which an approved marriage and family therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, licensed independent clinical social worker, licensed professional counselor, or advance practice nurse is either discussing or observing the supervisee’s practice.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information and board confirmation, 100%  supervision hours appear to be permitted via virtual supervision during the COVID-19 crisis. Post-COVID, no supervision hours appear to be permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in the District of Columbia.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]


Social Workers:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling: See here
  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 7, 7006.3 (a) (2)  and Page 18 (Definitions)
  • Ruling Details: Page 7, 7006.3 (a) (2)
    “At least one hundred (100) hours of the applicant’s three thousand (3000) hours of supervised practice was completed under the immediate face-to- face supervision of a qualified supervisor as set forth under § 7013 of this chapter; “
    Page 18 (Definitions)
    “Supervision- A formalized professional relationship between a supervisor and supervisee in which the supervisor directs, monitors, and evaluates the supervisee’s social work practice while promoting development of the supervisee’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide social work services in an ethical and competent manner”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information and board confirmation, 100%  supervision hours appear to be permitted via virtual supervision during the COVID-19 crisis. Post-COVID, no supervision hours appear to be permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in the District of Columbia.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]

Mental Health Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here 
  • Where to Find: Final 64B4-2.002; ID: 24694762
  • Ruling Details: “64b4-2002 Definition of “Supervision for Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (3) (3) The supervisor and intern may utilize face-to-face electronic methods to conduct the supervisory sessions; however, the supervisor and intern must have in-person face-to-face contact for at least 50% of all of the interactions required in subsection (1), above. Prior to utilizing any online or interactive methods for supervision, the supervisor and the intern shall have at least one in-person face-to-face meeting. The supervisor and the intern are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the clients during both in-person and online or interactive supervisory sessions.”

    “(7) Notwithstanding subsections (3) and (4) above a qualified supervisor may utilize face-to-face electronic methods, including telephone only communication, to conduct all supervisory sessions for internship hours if the qualified supervisor determines, through their professional judgment, that such methods are not detrimental to the registered intern’s patients and are necessary to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the qualified supervisor, the registered intern, or both. Any clinical hours obtained via face-to-face psychotherapy by electronic means shall be considered clinical hours for the purpose of meeting internship requirements.”

  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Mental Health Counselors in Florida if the supervisor determines it is appropriate.
  • Board Contact: Contact Page
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Final 64B4-2.002; ID: 24694762
  • Ruling Details: “64b4-2002 Definition of “Supervision for Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (3) (3) The supervisor and intern may utilize face-to-face electronic methods to conduct the supervisory sessions; however, the supervisor and intern must have in-person face-to-face contact for at least 50% of all of the interactions required in subsection (1), above. Prior to utilizing any online or interactive methods for supervision, the supervisor and the intern shall have at least one in-person face-to-face meeting. The supervisor and the intern are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the clients during both in-person and online or interactive supervisory sessions.”

    “(7) Notwithstanding subsections (3) and (4) above a qualified supervisor may utilize face-to-face electronic methods, including telephone only communication, to conduct all supervisory sessions for internship hours if the qualified supervisor determines, through their professional judgment, that such methods are not detrimental to the registered intern’s patients and are necessary to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the qualified supervisor, the registered intern, or both. Any clinical hours obtained via face-to-face psychotherapy by electronic means shall be considered clinical hours for the purpose of meeting internship requirements.”

  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Florida if the supervisor determines it is appropriate.


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Final 64B4-2.002; ID: 24694762
  • Ruling Details: “64b4-2002 Definition of “Supervision for Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (3) (3) The supervisor and intern may utilize face-to-face electronic methods to conduct the supervisory sessions; however, the supervisor and intern must have in-person face-to-face contact for at least 50% of all of the interactions required in subsection (1), above. Prior to utilizing any online or interactive methods for supervision, the supervisor and the intern shall have at least one in-person face-to-face meeting. The supervisor and the intern are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the clients during both in-person and online or interactive supervisory sessions.”

    “(7) Notwithstanding subsections (3) and (4) above a qualified supervisor may utilize face-to-face electronic methods, including telephone only communication, to conduct all supervisory sessions for internship hours if the qualified supervisor determines, through their professional judgment, that such methods are not detrimental to the registered intern’s patients and are necessary to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the qualified supervisor, the registered intern, or both. Any clinical hours obtained via face-to-face psychotherapy by electronic means shall be considered clinical hours for the purpose of meeting internship requirements.”

  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Florida if the supervisor determines it is appropriate.
  • Board Contact: Contact Page
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Rule 135-11-.01 
  • Ruling Details: “135-11-.01 TeleMental Health (a) Definitions 7 TeleMental Health Supervision – means the delivery of supervision via technology-assisted media by a supervisor at one site while the supervisee is located at a distant site. Telemental health supervision may include, without being limited to, the review of case presentation, audio tapes, video tapes, and observation in order to promote the development of the practitioner’s clinical skills.”

    “2. Supervision: (i) Training of the TeleMental Health Supervisor: Prior to the delivery of supervision via telemental health, the supervisor shall have obtained a minimum of nine (9) hours of continuing education. The continuing education hours may include the same eight (8) categories identified under “Training for Licensee”, rule section (b)(1)(i)(I-VIII) above, plus, must also include three (3) hours in the category of: Supervising TeleMental Health Therapy – understanding the key components necessary to supervise effective, and efficient delivery of telemental health therapy.”

  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Georgia, so long as the supervisor has obtained 9 hours in tele-mental health CE training. 
  • Board Contact: Contact Form
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 135-11-.01 
  • Ruling Details: “135-11-.01 TeleMental Health (a) Definitions 7 TeleMental Health Supervision – means the delivery of supervision via technology-assisted media by a supervisor at one site while the supervisee is located at a distant site. Telemental health supervision may include, without being limited to, the review of case presentation, audio tapes, video tapes, and observation in order to promote the development of the practitioner’s clinical skills.”

    “2. Supervision: (i) Training of the TeleMental Health Supervisor: Prior to the delivery of supervision via telemental health, the supervisor shall have obtained a minimum of nine (9) hours of continuing education. The continuing education hours may include the same eight (8) categories identified under “Training for Licensee”, rule section (b)(1)(i)(I-VIII) above, plus, must also include three (3) hours in the category of: Supervising TeleMental Health Therapy – understanding the key components necessary to supervise effective, and efficient delivery of telemental health therapy.”

  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Georgia, so long as the supervisor has obtained 9 hours in tele-mental health CE training. 
  • Board Contact: Contact Form
  • Last Updated: 3/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 135-11-.01 
  • Ruling Details: 135-11-.01 TeleMental Health (a) Definitions 7 TeleMental Health Supervision – means the delivery of supervision via technology-assisted media by a supervisor at one site while the supervisee is located at a distant site. Telemental health supervision may include, without being limited to, the review of case presentation, audio tapes, video tapes, and observation in order to promote the development of the practitioner’s clinical skills.” “2. Supervision: (i) Training of the TeleMental Health Supervisor: Prior to the delivery of supervision via telemental health, the supervisor shall have obtained a minimum of nine (9) hours of continuing education. The continuing education hours may include the same eight (8) categories identified under “Training for Licensee”, rule section (b)(1)(i)(I-VIII) above, plus, must also include three (3) hours in the category of: Supervising TeleMental Health Therapy – understanding the key components necessary to supervise effective, and efficient delivery of telemental health therapy.
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, 100% of supervision hours appear to be permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Georgia, so long as the supervisor has obtained 9 hours in tele-mental health CE training.
  • Board Contact: Contact Form
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Mental Health Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 453D-9
  • Ruling Details: 453D-7 (2) In collaboration with the supervisor, the applicant may elect to fulfill some or all of the supervision requirements through face-to-face supervision that is conducted electronically through a videoconference service that complies with all federal and state privacy, security, and confidentiality laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996; provided that the applicant shall review the laws and rules of other jurisdictions to determine the impact if any, that electronic supervision may have on licensure by endorsement or reciprocity in other states prior to electing electronic supervision”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Mental Health Counselors in Hawaii.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1, 451J-1
  • Ruling Details: Ruling Details: “451-J clinical supervision includes but is not limited to case consultation of the assessment and diagnosis of presenting problems, development and implementation of treatment plans, and the evaluation of the course of treatment. Clinical supervision may include direct observation by the qualified supervisor of the provision of marriage and family therapy services.”
  • Our Assessment: Motivo asked the board for clarification on tele-supervision, since it is unclear in the rules. Here was the response we received via email: “Telehealth supervision may occur as long as the supervisor is licensed in Hawaii and the clients are all located in Hawaii.” We recommend emailing the board so that you have your own record of this before beginning tele-supervision in Hawaii as an aspiring Marriage and Family Therapist.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 5
  • Ruling Details: “467E-7 3 (E) In collaboration with the supervisor, may elect to fulfill some or all of the supervision requirements set forth in subparagraph (C) through face-to-face supervision that is conducted electronically through a video conference service that is compliant with all federal and state privacy, security, and confidentiality laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Prior to making such an election, it is incumbent upon the applicant to review the laws and rules of other jurisdictions to determine the impact, if any, that electronic supervision may have on license by endorsement in other states.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Hawaii.
  • Board Contact:  [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 3 & Page 4
  • Ruling Details: 010.02 02. Face-to-face Setting. May include a secure live electronic face-to-face connection between the supervisor and supervisee” (p. 3)

    “225. CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR LICENSURE b. One (1) hour of clinical supervision for every thirty (30) hours of direct client contact is required. Individual supervision is defined as one (1) hour of face-to-face, one-on-one (1:1) or one-to-two (1:2) supervision to every thirty (30) hours of direct client contact. Supervision must be provided in a face-to-face setting” (p. 4)

  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Idaho. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 3 & Page 8
  • Ruling Details: 010.02 02. Face-to-face Setting. May include a secure live electronic face-to-face connection between the supervisor and supervisee” (p. 3)

    “239. SUPERVISOR REQUIREMENTS. 02. Supervision c. Supervision must be provided in a face-to-face setting” (p. 8)

  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Idaho.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

 

Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 4
  • Ruling Details: 210. SUPERVISION 01. Generally Applicable Supervision Requirements b. b. A minimum of one hundred (100) hours of the required supervision must be face-to-face contact with the supervisor and must occur on a regular and ongoing basis. Supervision may include a face-to-face setting provided by a secure live electronic connection. The secure live electronic connection must comply with any applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations, including the health insurance portability and accountability act (HIPAA).”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Idaho.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling: See here
  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1 
  • Ruling Details: The purpose of this Variance is to allow Applicants for licensure as Professional Counselors and Clinical Professional Counselors to complete their live face-to-face supervision and education remotely, using realtime video as appropriate, rather than on-site. Remote supervision and educational courses may be performed using video technology tools including, but not limited to, video conferencing, Skype, Zoom, and Google Hangout.” Section 1375.130 “f) Live face to face supervision does not include mail, email, telefax or phone.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors during the COVID-19 crisis. Post-COVID it appears that virtual supervision is permitted as long as supervision does not take place via mail, email, telefax, or phone. We recommend reaching out to the board directly for confirmation. 
  • Board Contact: Contact Form
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details: The following mental health professions: Professional Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Clinical Social Work, Clinical Psychology, and Prescribing Psychology, have varying degrees of face-to-face clinical, supervisory, or experiential requirements necessary for licensure. With the exception of the distinction for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (see below), all other practice acts listed above are silent as to the method of face-to-face communication required by statute. Such requirements do not mandate in-person contact for which virtual face-to-face telecommunications would be insufficient. Therefore, such face-to-face requirements may be completed face-to-face via telecommunications (Skype, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Google Hangout, etc.). Electronic therapy must be in compliance with applicable Professional Code of Ethics and HIPAA standards.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Illinois.
  • Board Contact: Contact Form
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details: The following mental health professions: Professional Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Clinical Social Work, Clinical Psychology, and Prescribing Psychology, have varying degrees of face-to-face clinical, supervisory, or experiential requirements necessary for licensure. With the exception of the distinction for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (see below), all other practice acts listed above are silent as to the method of face-to-face communication required by statute. Such requirements do not mandate in-person contact for which virtual face-to-face telecommunications would be insufficient. Therefore, such face-to-face requirements may be completed face-to-face via telecommunications (Skype, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Google Hangout, etc.). Electronic therapy must be in compliance with applicable Professional Code of Ethics and HIPAA standards.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Illinois. 
  • Board Contact: Contact Form
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: IC 25-23.6-8.5-4 (i)
  • Ruling Details: “(i) Up to fifty percent (50%) of the supervised post-graduate clinical experience hours required under subsection (b) may be accounted for through virtual supervision by a licensed mental health counselor or equivalent supervisor described in subsection (b).” 
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 50% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Indiana.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: IC 25-23.6-8-2.7 (j)
  • Ruling Details: (j) Up to fifty percent (50%) of the supervised postdegree clinical experience hours required under subsection (b) may be accounted for through virtual supervision by a licensed marriage and family therapist or equivalent supervisor described in subsection (b).”
  • Our Assessment: Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 50% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Indiana.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: IC 25-23.6-5-3.5 (g)
  • Ruling Details: “(g) Up to fifty percent (50%) of the supervised clinical social work experience hours required under subsection (a) may be accounted for through virtual supervision by a qualified supervisor described in subsection (a).”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 50% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Indiana.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Mental Health Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details: 645-31.7 (154D) Clinical experience requirements for mental health counselors. d(1-4) d. Include a minimum of 25 percent of all clinical supervision in person. (1) The first two meetings shall be face-to-face and in person. (2) Up to 50 percent of all supervision may be completed by telephone. (3) Up to 75 percent of all supervision may be completed by electronic means. 4) Supervision by electronic means is acceptable if the system utilized is a confidential, interactive, secure, real-time system that provides for visual and audio interaction between the licensee and the supervisor.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 75% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Mental Health Counselors in Iowa, so long as the first two sessions are in-person.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details: 645-31.5 (154D) Clinical experience requirements for marital and family therapists. 31.5 (1) (d) 1-4 d. Include a minimum of 25 percent of all clinical supervision in person. (1) The first two meetings shall be face-to-face and in person. (2) Up to 50 percent of all supervision may be completed by telephone. (3) Up to 75 percent of all supervision may be completed by electronic means. (4) Supervision by electronic means is acceptable if the system utilized is a confidential, interactive, secure, real-time system that provides for visual and audio interaction between the licensee and the supervisor”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 75% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Iowa, so long as the first two sessions are in-person.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details:645-280.6 (154C) Period of supervised professional practice for LISW (3) a. The first supervision meeting must occur in person. After the first supervision meeting, the remaining supervision may occur through in-person meetings or through electronic meetings using an interactive real-time system that provides for visual and audio interaction between the supervisor and supervisee”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears virtual supervision hours are  permitted for aspiring Social Workers in Iowa, so long as the first session is in-person.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details: Enactment of Senate Sub. HB 2208: Supervision by Televideo, Some Supervision by Telephone- HB 2208 authorizes all clinical supervision hours to be completed over televideo, rather than requiring hours to be in-person, by allowing all supervision to be face-to-face, rather than person-to-person, for the professions of master’s level psychology, social work, professional counseling, marriage and family therapy, and addiction counseling”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Kansas.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details: Enactment of Senate Sub. HB 2208: Supervision by Televideo, Some Supervision by Telephone- HB 2208 authorizes all clinical supervision hours to be completed over televideo, rather than requiring hours to be in-person, by allowing all supervision to be face-to-face, rather than person-to-person, for the professions of master’s level psychology, social work, professional counseling, marriage and family therapy, and addiction counseling”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Kansas.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details: Enactment of Senate Sub. HB 2208: Supervision by Televideo, Some Supervision by Telephone- HB 2208 authorizes all clinical supervision hours to be completed over televideo, rather than requiring hours to be in-person, by allowing all supervision to be face-to-face, rather than person-to-person, for the professions of master’s level psychology, social work, professional counseling, marriage and family therapy, and addiction counseling”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Kansas.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Section 3
  • Ruling Details: “LPCA Supervision Agreement. 2. May include interactive, simultaneous video and audio media that meet applicable legal requirements for information required to be kept confidential”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are  permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Kentucky. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Section 3
  • Ruling Details: “(1) (d) Be direct, face-to-face contact between the supervisor and supervisee or be conducted via live video conferencing if both the supervisor and supervisee have met the educational requirements of 201 KAR 32:110, Section 3(1) and (2)”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Kentucky. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022 

Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Section 8
  • Ruling Details: “(2)(a) Supervision shall total a minimum of 150 hours, which shall include individual supervision of not less than two (2) hours during every two (2) weeks of clinical social work practice. (b) Virtual supervision may be utilized for supervision hours, if the supervisor and supervisee can see each other, face-to-face, via electronic means. (c) A supervisee shall not obtain more than 100 hours of the required supervision by group supervision. (d) No more than fifty (50) percent of the group supervision hours may be obtained by electronic supervision. (e) Electronic supervision shall conform to all state and federal laws governing electronic practice to ensure the confidentiality of the client’s medical information is maintained as required by KRS Chapter 335 and 201 KAR Chapter 23 and by all applicable state and federal law. (f) Group supervision shall not be in groups of more than six (6) supervisees.“
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Kentucky.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 13
  • Ruling Details: 605. Supervised Practice Requirements (c)  Supervision Hours. A minimum of 100 hours of face-to-face supervision by a LPC Supervisor. Up to 25 percent of the supervision hours may be conducted by synchronous videoconferencing” 
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 25% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Louisiana.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 62 
  • Ruling Details: “C. PLMFT Supervision Requirements for Licensure (2) (a) Up to 100 hours of face-to-face supervisor contact received during the completion of the applicant’s qualifying academic experience graduate program that is systemically oriented as determined by the advisory committee may be counted toward the required 200 hours of qualified supervision. Of these 100 hours, 50 hours must be counted as individual supervision. Up to 25 % of the 100 face-to-face supervision hours may be conducted via synchronous videoconferencing.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 25% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Louisiana. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling: Due to Covid, the board has agreed to allow remote supervision through August 31, 2023
  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 503 (H) 
  • Ruling Details: “503 (H) Occasionally, a need may arise for supervision to occur using electronic communication rather than on a face-to-face basis. The Board may consider alternatives to face-to-face supervision if the applicant can demonstrate an undue burden due to hardship, disability or travel time. All situations of remote supervision must be approved by the Board. To receive approval, the supervisee should submit a written request containing specific details to the Board. The Board shall consider the request at a regularly scheduled Board meeting and notify the supervisor of its decision within 30 business days. If approved, the supervisor and supervisee agree to use secure technology that provided real-time, visual contact among the individuals involved, and adheres to the confidential nature of the supervisory process.”
  • Our Assessment: Motivo asked the board for clarification on tele-supervision, the board response received via email stated: “Due to Covid, the board has agreed to allow remote supervision through August 31, 2023.” We recommend emailing the board so that you have your own record of this before beginning tele-supervision in Louisiana as an aspiring Social Worker. However, following August 31, 2023 it appears that face-to-face supervision is required, but virtual supervision can be used as an alternative in some circumstances if approved by the board. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Click Link “02 514” for the Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure
  • Ruling Details:
    LPC Page 9, Chapter 2, 4:
    “The applicant shall complete 2000 hours of supervised counseling experience over a period of not less than 2 years following attainment of the qualifying degree. The 2000 hours shall include a minimum of 1000 hours of direct counseling with individuals, couples, families or groups, and a minimum of 67 hours of supervision with the approved supervisor designated by the licensee. Supervision shall occur with substantial regularity throughout this period at the approximate rate of one hour of supervision per 30 hours of experience. Of the minimum 67 hours of supervision, at least 34 hours shall consist of individual supervision. The approved supervisor may participate by live audio conference or live videoconference in lieu of physical presence in up to 17 hours of individual supervision.”
    LCPC Page 20, Chapter 3, 4 (1)
    “Except as set forth in Section 4(2) of this chapter, the applicant shall complete 3000 hours of supervised clinical counseling experience over a period of not less than 2 years following attainment of the qualifying degree. The 3000 hours shall include a minimum of 1500 direct clinical contact hours with individuals and groups, and a minimum of 100 hours of clinical supervision with the approved supervisor designated by the licensee. Supervision shall occur with substantial regularity throughout this period at the approximate rate of one hour of supervision per 30 hours of experience. Of the minimum 100 hours of clinical supervision, at least 50 hours shall consist of individual supervision. The approved supervisor may participate by live audio conference or live videoconference in lieu of physical presence in up to 25 hours of individual supervision. Unless waived pursuant to Section 5(4) of this chapter, supervised experience must be earned during the applicant’s period of conditional licensure.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 17 of the 67 required supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring LPC’s in Maine. Also, it appears 25 of the 100 required supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring LCPC’s in Maine.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find:  Click Link “02 514” for the Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure
  • Ruling Details: 
    LMFT Page 28, Chapter 4, 4 (1)
    “Except as set forth in Section 4(2) of this chapter, the applicant shall complete 3000 hours of supervised clinical counseling experience in marriage and family counseling over a period of not less than 2 years following attainment of the qualifying degree. The 3000 hours shall include a minimum of 1000 hours of direct clinical contact hours with couples and families. The conditional licensee must receive a minimum of 200 hours of clinical supervision with the approved supervisor designated by the licensee. Supervision shall occur with substantial regularity throughout this period at the approximate rate of one hour of supervision per 15 hours of experience. Of the minimum 200 hours of clinical supervision, at least 100 hours shall consist of individual supervision. The approved supervisor may participate by live audio conference or live videoconference in lieu of physical presence in up to 50 hours of individual supervision. Unless waived pursuant to Section 4(4) of this chapter, supervised experience must be earned during the applicant’s period of conditional licensure.”
    LMFT Page 28, Chapter 4, 4 (2)
    “2. An applicant whose qualifying degree did not include the internship described in Section 2(1)(C)(9) of this chapter, but did include an internship consisting of at least 600 clock hours of supervised marriage and family counseling experience, must complete supervised experience as set forth in this subsection. The applicant shall complete 4000 hours of supervised clinical counseling experience over a period of not less than 2 years following attainment of the qualifying degree. The 4000 hours shall include a minimum of 1500 hours of direct clinical contact hours with couples and families. The conditional licensee must receive a minimum of 300 hours of clinical supervision with the approved supervisor designated by the licensee. Supervision shall occur with substantial regularity throughout this period at the approximate rate of one hour of supervision per 13 hours of experience. Of the minimum 300 hours of clinical supervision, at least 150 hours shall consist of individual supervision. The approved supervisor may participate by live audio conference or live videoconference in lieu of physical presence in up to 75 hours of individual supervision. Unless waived pursuant to Section 5(4) of this chapter, supervised experience must be earned during the applicant’s period of conditional licensure.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 50 and 75 supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Maine, depending on the type of internship the supervisee obtains. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Click Link “02 416, Chapter 13” for the State Board of Social Work Licensure
  • Ruling Details: “For applicants whose MSWs are in clinical concentrations, 96 hours of consultation concurrent with 3,200 hours of social work employment occurring within a period of not less than 2 years. At least 72 consultation hours must be individual, face-to-face consultation. The remaining 24 consultation hours may be completed in group or by videoconference but not by telephone or any other audio-only technology;
    (3) For applicants whose MSWs are in nonclinical concentrations, 192 hours of consultation concurrent with 6,400 hours of social work employment occurring within a period of not less than 4 years. At least 144 consultation hours must be individual, face-to-face consultation. The remaining 48 consultation hours may be completed in group or by videoconference but not by telephone or any other audio-only technology”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears between 24 and 48 supervision are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Maine, depending on the supervisee’s clinical concentration.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022 

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 02.Definitions (B)(3)(a,b)
  • Ruling Details: “(3) Face-to-Face. (a) “Face-to-face” means in the physical presence of the individuals involved in the supervisory relationship during either individual or group supervision, or using video conferencing which allows individuals to hear and see each other in actual points of time. (b) “Face-to-face” does not include: (i) Telephone supervision; or (ii) Internet communication that does not involve actual or real-time video conferencing, such as instant messaging services and social networking sites.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Maryland
  • Board Contact:  [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 02.Definitions (B)(5)(a,b)
  • Ruling Details: “(5) Face-to-Face. (a) “Face-to-face” means supervision in the physical presence of the individuals involved in the supervisory relationship during either individual or group supervision or using video conferencing that allows individuals to hear and see each other in actual points in time. (b) “Face-to-face” does not include telephone supervision or internet communication such as email, social networking websites, or instant messaging that does not involve real time video conferencing.”
  • Our Assessment:  Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Maryland.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 02.Definitions (B)(3)(a,b,c)
  • Ruling Details: “(3) Face-to-Face. (a) “Face-to-face” means in the physical presence of or electronic presence of the individuals involved in the supervisory relationship during either individual or group supervision. (b) “Face-to-face” includes: (i) Secure video conferencing; or (ii) Real-time communication with both parties in each other’s physical presence. (c) “Face-to-face” does not include: (i) Telephone supervision; (ii) Written communication via the internet; or (iii) Technological communication that is not visual. “
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Maryland. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Mental Health Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details: “At its meeting on November 19, 2021, the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions voted to extend the following policy: To the extent applicable for applicants of all license types, and in consideration of 2020 Mass. Acts Ch. 260, “An Act Promoting a Resilient Health Care System that Puts Patients First,” teletherapy sessions and supervision through video conferencing or telephone that will occur from September 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022 will be accepted toward experience hours and Direct Client Contact Experience or supervision requirements. The Board reserves the right to amend this Policy after that time.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted until September 30th,2022 for aspiring Mental Health Counselors in Massachusetts. The Board reserves the right to amend this policy after that time.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details: “At its meeting on November 19, 2021, the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions voted to extend the following policy: To the extent applicable for applicants of all license types, and in consideration of 2020 Mass. Acts Ch. 260, “An Act Promoting a Resilient Health Care System that Puts Patients First,” teletherapy sessions and supervision through video conferencing or telephone that will occur from September 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022 will be accepted toward experience hours and Direct Client Contact Experience or supervision requirements. The Board reserves the right to amend this Policy after that time.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted until September 30th,2022 for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Massachusetts. The Board reserves the right to amend this policy after that time.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details: “At its meeting on November 19, 2021, the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions voted to extend the following policy: To the extent applicable for applicants of all license types, and in consideration of 2020 Mass. Acts Ch. 260, “An Act Promoting a Resilient Health Care System that Puts Patients First,” teletherapy sessions and supervision through video conferencing or telephone that will occur from September 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022 will be accepted toward experience hours and Direct Client Contact Experience or supervision requirements. The Board reserves the right to amend this Policy after that time.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted until September 30th,2022 for aspiring Social Workers in Massachusetts. The Board reserves the right to amend this policy after that time.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 2
  • Ruling Details: Individuals with a master’s degree must accrue 3,000 hours of post-degree counseling experience in not less than a two-year period with at least 100 hours accrued in the immediate physical presence of the supervisor. Of the 100 hours, no more than 25 hours may be accrued via 2-way real-time audiovisual technology that allows direct, contemporaneous interaction by sight and sound between the supervisor and the supervisee”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 25% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Michigan. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: Sec. 16909, (v)(c)(iii)
  • Ruling Details: ” (iii) Is supervised in a ratio of at least 1 hour of supervision for each 5 hours of experience, for a total of not less than 200 hours of supervision concurrent with the 1,000 hours of supervised experience. Not less than 100 hours of supervision under this subparagraph shall be individual supervision with no more than 1 other supervisee present. The remaining supervision under this subparagraph may be group supervision involving no more than 6 supervisees with 1 supervisor. The supervision shall be given in face-to-face contact with the individual obtaining marriage and family therapy experience.”
  • Our Assessment: Motivo asked the board for clarification on tele-supervision, since it is unclear in the rules. Here was the response we received via email: “The Public Health Code (PHC) does not state that the face-to-face supervision can be done via video conferencing, however it does not state that it cannot be done via video conferencing either. It is important for the PHC to be kept in mind in all aspects of licensure, and as long as you are following the requirements, you are fine on our end.” Based on this information it appears virtual supervision is permitted for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Michigan. We recommend emailing the board so that you have your own record of this before beginning tele-supervision.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 04/2022

Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: General, Page 12, R 338.2949 Rule 49 (3) (b) (ii); Macro, Page 13, R 338.2951 Rule 51 (c) (ii); Clinical Page 13, R 338.2953 (c) (ii)
  • Ruling Details: GENERAL ” (b) The applicant shall meet with his or her supervisor using any of the following methods:
    (i) Individually and in person. (ii) Individually using a telecommunications method that provides for live and simultaneous contact.” 
    MACRO ” (ii) The experience must be completed in compliance with the requirements of R 338.2949 under the supervision of a Michigan-licensed master’s social worker holding a macro designation.” CLINICAL ” (ii) The experience must be completed in compliance with the requirements of R 338.2949 under the supervision of a Michigan-licensed master’s social worker holding a clinical designation.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, 100% of supervision hours appear to be permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Michigan.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1, 2150.5010, Subpart 1
  • Ruling Details: “Subpart 1. Supervision. For the purpose of meeting this part, “supervision” means documented interactive consultation, which, subject to the limitations in subpart 4, item B, may be conducted in person, by telephone, or by audio or audiovisual electronic device, between an approved supervisor and a licensed professional counselor
    Page 2, 2150.5010, Subp. 4 (C) 1.The supervision must be obtained at the rate of two hours of supervision per 40 hours of professional practice, for a total of 100 hours of supervision. The supervision must be evenly distributed over the course of the supervised professional practice. At least 75 percent of the required supervision hours must be received in person. The remaining 25 percent of the required hours may be received by telephone or by audio or audiovisual electronic device. At least 50 percent of the required hours of supervision must be received on an individual basis. The remaining 50 percent may be received in a group setting.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 25% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Minnesota.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Under 4th bullet
  • Ruling Details: “All 200 hours of supervision must be related to the 1000 hours of clinical client contact and at least half of these hours must be individual supervision (not more than 2 supervisees present). Supervision must involve a focus on the supervisee’s clinical work and supervisee must make clinical data directly available to supervisor via written clinical materials, direct observation, audio or video recordings, or other reporting methods. Supervision must be regular and continuous until supervisee is licensed as an LMFT. No more than 50 hours of supervision may be received via secure synchronous electronic means.
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 25% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Minnesota.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and See here
  • Where to Find:
    LGSW: Page 1, 148E.106, Subd 3 (1) (2)
    LISW: Page 2, 148E.110, Subd 7 (1) (2)
  • Ruling Details:
    LGSW, Page 1, 148E.106, Subd 3 (1) (2):
    “(1) 100 hours must be provided through one-on-one supervision, including: (i) a minimum of 50 hours of in-person supervision, and (ii) no more than 50 hours of supervision via eye-to-eye electronic media, while maintaining visual contact; and (2) 100 hours must be provided through: (i) one-on-one supervision, or (ii) group supervision. The supervision may be in person, by telephone, or via eye-to-eye electronic media, while maintaining visual contact. The supervision must not be provided by e-mail. Group supervision is limited to six supervisees.”
    LISW, Page 2, 148E.110, Subd 7 (1) (2) 
    “(1) 100 hours must be provided through one-on-one supervision, including:
    (i) a minimum of 50 hours of in-person supervision; and (ii) no more than 50 hours of supervision via eye-to-eye electronic media, while maintaining visual contact; and
    (2) 100 hours must be provided through:
    (i) one-on-one supervision; or (ii) group supervision. The supervision may be in person, by telephone, or via eye-to-eye electronic media, while maintaining visual contact. The supervision must not be provided by e-mail. Group supervision is limited to six supervisees.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of group supervision hours and 50% of individual supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Minnesota.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 5 (Rule 1.4), 27 (Rule 4.3) and 43 (Rule 7.5)
  • Ruling Details:
    Rule 1.4 (O):
    “O. Distance Professional Services: Counseling, consulting, and clinical supervision services provided by an LPC (as referenced in Rule 7.5) in one location to a recipient of services in another location by means of secure electronic communication in either asynchronous methods including email and social network systems or synchronous methods such as telephone, chat, and video systems.”
    Rule 4.3 (B) (3):
    3. Individual and Group Supervision provided by a Board qualified supervisor with the LPC-S credential to Licensees who have completed the educational requirements for licensure may be provided by way of Distance Professional Services under the following criteria only: a. The LPC-S must hold a Board Certified TeleMental Health (BC-TMH) credential or its equivalent as recognized by the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE) or the National Board of Certified Counselors. The credential must be on file with the LPC Board office prior to initiating supervision through distance means. b. Distance supervision sessions must be provided by secure means of synchronous video conferencing only. Supervision by telephone, email, chat, or other forms of communication must be reserved to only emergency communications. c. The Supervision Contract submitted to the Board must include information explaining the use and limits of distance supervision, specify the qualifications of the LPC-S to provide distance supervision, and establish procedures for managing the failure of the video communication system.”
    Rule 7.5:
    “Practice of Distance Professional Services Any person that provides counseling or supervision services through the means of Distance Professional Services must hold a license in good standing in both the location where services are provided by the professional as well as in the location of the recipient of the services and must also hold the Board Certified-TeleMental Health (BC-TMH) credential or its equivalent as recognized by the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE) or the National Board of Certified Counselors. Distance Professional Services must be performed in accordance with these Rules and Regulations, the current American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics, the current National Board for Certified Counselors Policy Regarding the Provision of Distance Professional Services, and Mississippi and Federal law.
  • Our Assessment:  Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for supervisors who hold the BC-TMH, or equivalent in Mississippi.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 5, Rule 2.2, (C)(3)(h)
  • Ruling Details: “h. The supervisory process requires an average of one hour per week or two hours of biweekly meetings of face-to-face supervision throughout a minimum period of twenty-four (24) consecutive months. The period of supervision may not exceed thirty-six (36) months. Under unusual circumstances (e.g., hurricane disaster, documented illness, etc.) a supervisee may apply for an extension of the supervisory process, which may be granted at the discretion of the Board.
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review of the rules,  it is unclear if face-to-face includes virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Mississippi. We recommend emailing the board for clarification.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 5, Rule 2.3, (E)(2)(c)
  • Ruling Details: “Supervision may include alternate means of supervision by or audiovisual electronic device (i.e. skype, facetime, webex, etc.) provided there is direct, interactive, live exchange between the supervisor and supervisee or provided that communication is verbally or visually interactive between the supervisor and the supervisee. It is incumbent that the supervisor and supervisee recognize the risks of sharing confidential information of clients and ensure that measures are in place that protect confidentiality through electronic encryption or related methods. No more than one-fourth (1/4) of the required hours may be by alternate means to direct face-to-face contact for a total of twenty-five (25) hours.
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 25% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Mississippi.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 6, 20 CSR 2095-2.020, (7) (C)
  • Ruling Details:
    “(C) The use of electronic communication, to include a cellular telephone or Internet, is not acceptable for meeting the supervisory requirement of this rule unless the communication is contemporaneously or simultaneously visually and verbally interactive between the registered supervisor and counselor-in-training or provisional licensed professional counselor.
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Missouri.  
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 4, 20 CSR 2233-2.020 (8) (B) (4)
  • Ruling Details: “4. An applicant for supervision may submit a request for supervision by electronic methods to meet the face-to-face supervision requirements of this rule. When using electronic methods for supervision, the supervisor and S-MFT or PLMFT shall ensure that the system utilized for communications is a secure, real-time system that provides for visual and audio interaction between the S-MFT or PLMFT and supervisor and all data storage and communications are private and protected consistent with all applicable laws and rules;
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Missouri, so long as the board approves the request.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 3, 20 CSR 2263-2.030 (3) (A) (4)
  • Ruling Details: “4. The use of electronic communications is acceptable for meeting supervision requirements of this rule only if the ethical standards for confidentiality are maintained and communication is verbally and visually interactive between the supervisor and the supervisee;”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Missouri.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: ARM 24.219.301(13)
  • Ruling Details:  ARM 24.219.301(13): “Face-to-face” means supervision of a candidate by the supervisor which is either:
    (a) in-person; or
    (b) electronically. The transmission must:
    (i) be two-way;
    (ii) be interactive;
    (iii) be real-time;
    (iv) be simultaneous; and
    (v) provide for both audio and visual interaction.
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted for aspiring Profesional Counselors in Montana.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: ARM 24.219.301(13) 
  • Ruling Details: ARM 24.219.301(13): “Face-to-face” means supervision of a candidate by the supervisor which is either:
    (a) in-person; or
    (b) electronically. The transmission must:
    (i) be two-way;
    (ii) be interactive;
    (iii) be real-time;
    (iv) be simultaneous; and
    (v) provide for both audio and visual interaction.
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Montana.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: ARM 24.219.301(13) & LCSW, 24.219.504
  • Ruling Details: ARM 24.219.301(13): “Face-to-face” means supervision of a candidate by the supervisor which is either:
    (a) in-person; or
    (b) electronically. The transmission must:
    (i) be two-way;
    (ii) be interactive;
    (iii) be real-time;
    (iv) be simultaneous; and
    (v) provide for both audio and visual interaction.
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Montana.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Mental Health Professionals:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: Page 18, MHP, 38-120.01, 38.120.02, and 38-1,143
  • Ruling Details: Page 18, MHP “A minimum of 1,500 hours of direct client contact in a setting where mental health services are being offered. No more than 1,500 hours of non-direct service, which includes, but is not limited to, review of client records, case conferences, direct observation, and video observation. Evaluative face-to-face contact for a minimum of 1 hour per week between the supervisee and supervisor.”
    38-120.01, 38.120.02, and 38-1,143 (1)
    38-120.01. Telehealth, defined.
    Telehealth means the use of medical information electronically exchanged from one site to another, whether synchronously or asynchronously, to aid a credential holder in the diagnosis or treatment of a patient. Telehealth includes services originating from a patient’s home or any other location where such patient is located, asynchronous services involving the acquisition and storage of medical information at one site that is then forwarded to or retrieved by a credential holder at another site for medical evaluation, and telemonitoring.
    38-120.02. Telemonitoring, defined.
    Telemonitoring means the remote monitoring of a patient’s vital signs, biometric data, or subjective data by a monitoring device which transmits such data electronically to a credential holder for analysis and storage.
    38-1,143. Telehealth; provider-patient relationship; prescription authority; applicability of section.
    (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (4) of this section, any credential holder under the Uniform Credentialing Act may establish a provider-patient relationship through telehealth.
    We received the following guidance from the licensing board:
    “In 2019, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB 29, which added telehealth and telepractice statutory language to the Uniform Credentialing Act. These new laws define which professions can establish a provider-patient relationship through telehealth. Mental Health Practitioners are included in this statute Direct client contact (face-to-face) supervision does include interactive visual imaging assisted communication which is secure and confidential.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Mental Health Professionals in Nebraska.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: Page 17, MFT, 38-120.01, 38.120.02, and 38-1,143
  • Ruling Details: Page 17, MFT “A minimum of 1,500 hours of direct client contact with a minimum cumulative ratio of 2 hours of face-to-face contact between the supervisee and a qualified supervisor per 15 hours of the supervisee’s contact with clients, no more than 45 hours may be accumulated without supervision;”
    38-120.01, 38.120.02, and 38-1,143 (1)
    38-120.01. Telehealth, defined.
    Telehealth means the use of medical information electronically exchanged from one site to another, whether synchronously or asynchronously, to aid a credential holder in the diagnosis or treatment of a patient. Telehealth includes services originating from a patient’s home or any other location where such patient is located, asynchronous services involving the acquisition and storage of medical information at one site that is then forwarded to or retrieved by a credential holder at another site for medical evaluation, and telemonitoring.
    38-120.02. Telemonitoring, defined.
    Telemonitoring means the remote monitoring of a patient’s vital signs, biometric data, or subjective data by a monitoring device which transmits such data electronically to a credential holder for analysis and storage.
    38-1,143. Telehealth; provider-patient relationship; prescription authority; applicability of section.
    (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (4) of this section, any credential holder under the Uniform Credentialing Act may establish a provider-patient relationship through telehealth.
    We received the following guidance from the licensing board:
    “In 2019, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB 29, which added telehealth and telepractice statutory language to the Uniform Credentialing Act. These new laws define which professions can establish a provider-patient relationship through telehealth. Mental Health Practitioners are included in this statute Direct client contact (face-to-face) supervision does include interactive visual imaging assisted communication which is secure and confidential.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Nebraska.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: Page 29, SW, 38-120.01, 38.120.02, and 38-1,143
  • Ruling Details: Page 29, SW “2. Have 3,000 hours of experience in the practice of social work as defined in 172 NAC 94-002 (definition of social work), under the supervision of a certified master social worker. The hours must have been earned following receipt of the master’s or doctorate degree;”
    38-120.01, 38.120.02, and 38-1,143 (1)
    38-120.01. Telehealth, defined.
    Telehealth means the use of medical information electronically exchanged from one site to another, whether synchronously or asynchronously, to aid a credential holder in the diagnosis or treatment of a patient. Telehealth includes services originating from a patient’s home or any other location where such patient is located, asynchronous services involving the acquisition and storage of medical information at one site that is then forwarded to or retrieved by a credential holder at another site for medical evaluation, and telemonitoring.
    38-120.02. Telemonitoring, defined.
    Telemonitoring means the remote monitoring of a patient’s vital signs, biometric data, or subjective data by a monitoring device which transmits such data electronically to a credential holder for analysis and storage.
    38-1,143. Telehealth; provider-patient relationship; prescription authority; applicability of section.
    (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (4) of this section, any credential holder under the Uniform Credentialing Act may establish a provider-patient relationship through telehealth.
    We received the following guidance from the licensing board:
    “In 2019, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB 29, which added telehealth and telepractice statutory language to the Uniform Credentialing Act. These new laws define which professions can establish a provider-patient relationship through telehealth. Mental Health Practitioners are included in this statute Direct client contact (face-to-face) supervision does include interactive visual imaging assisted communication which is secure and confidential.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Nebraska.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Mental Health Counselors:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling: See here
  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Rule: “This is interim guidance on inquiries received by the Board of Examiners for MFT/CPC licensees relating to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019) and the use of telehealth. The Nevada BOE for MFT/CPC licensure supports out-of-state licensed counselors treating Nevada residents using telehealth during the COVID crisis period. The BOE will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.All licensees and licensed interns utilizing telehealth need to take care to use HIPAA-compliant tools. In addition, they are strongly urged to review best practices information available in the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics, Standard VI Technology-Assisted Professional Services and the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, Section H Distance Counseling, Technology, and Social Media. This statement also includes support for telesupervision.” 
  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: NRS 641A.231 4, b, 2
  • Ruling Details: “At least 3,000 hours of supervised experience in professional counseling which includes, without limitation: (1) At least 1,500 hours of direct contact with clients; and (2) At least 100 hours of counseling under the direct supervision of an approved supervisor of which at least 1 hour per week was completed for each work setting at which the applicant provided counseling;”
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review of the rules, virtual supervision is permitted during the COVID-19 crisis for aspiring Professional Counselors in Nevada. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling: See here
  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Rule: “This is interim guidance on inquiries received by the Board of Examiners for MFT/CPC licensees relating to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019) and the use of telehealth. The Nevada BOE for MFT/CPC licensure supports out-of-state licensed counselors treating Nevada residents using telehealth during the COVID crisis period. The BOE will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.All licensees and licensed interns utilizing telehealth need to take care to use HIPAA-compliant tools. In addition, they are strongly urged to review best practices information available in the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics, Standard VI Technology-Assisted Professional Services and the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, Section H Distance Counseling, Technology, and Social Media. This statement also includes support for telesupervision.” 
  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: NAC 641A.146 (4) (b) (1-2)
  • Ruling Details: “(b)At least 300 hours of marriage and family therapy or clinical professional counseling, as applicable, that is supervised by the primary approved supervisor or secondary approved supervisor or supervisors of the intern, including: (1) At least 160 hours supervised by the primary approved supervisor of the intern; and (2) At least 40 hours supervised by the secondary approved supervisor or supervisors of the intern”
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review of the rules, virtual supervision is permitted during the COVID-19 crisis for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Nevada. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: NAC 641B.160 3 (a), 4
  • Ruling Details: “3. A supervisor of an intern shall: (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, meet in person with the intern on an individual basis for at least 1 hour every week, unless the Board specifically directs a different schedule or frequency for the meetings, to discuss and evaluate the performance of the intern in his or her practice; 4. A supervisor of an intern may use telecommunication technologies to supervise an intern remotely, but the supervisor must meet in person with the intern at the site at which the intern practices social work at least once every month.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review of the rules, virtual supervision is permitted for aspiring Social Workers in Nevada, as long as one session per month occurs in-person. 
  • Board Contact: Sandy Lowery, Deputy Executive Director, [email protected]

Mental Health Professionals:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Mhp 301.01 c, e and Mhp 305.03 c
  • Ruling Details:
    Mhp 301.01 c, e:
    “Definitions: (c) “Face-to-face supervision” means being in the physical presence of individuals involved in the supervisory relationship during either individual or group supervision; (d)  “Group supervision” means one supervisor in the physical presence of 2 or more supervisees at the same time; (e)  “Individual supervision” means one supervisor in the physical presence of one supervisee; 
    Mhp 305.03 c
    (c)  The supervision shall have provided for a minimum of one hour per week of individual face-to-face supervision between the supervisor and the applicant for a total of 100 hours.”
  • Our Assessment: Motivo contacted the board via the board contact information below for clarification on tele-supervision. Per the board contact “The Board is amendable to tele-supervision, provided it is done through a HIPAA compliant platform. It is suggested until the administrative rules are updated, to include that provision in your supervision agreement application. Either as a separate statement/letter or listed within your goals statement is some way.” We recommend contacting the board to obtain your own record of the information provided. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Mhp  306.02 a, d, e (3) a, b
  • Ruling Details:  “(a) All applicants shall have completed at least 2 years of supervised experience in the practice of marriage and family therapy with a minimum of one hour per week of individual face-to-face supervision by a psychologist, clinical mental health counselor, independent clinical social worker, pastoral psychotherapist or marriage and family therapist licensed in the state where the supervision takes place. (d)  For the 1000 hours of face-to-face contact hours required by Mhp 306.02 (c), all applicants shall have 200 hours of face-to-face supervision from an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy approved supervisor or American Association of Marriage for Family Therapy approved alternate supervisor. (3)  Both individual and group supervision hours shall be acceptable as follows: 1.Individual supervision shall be face-to-face contact between one supervisor and up to 2 supervisees; and 2.Group supervision shall be face-to-face contact between one supervisor and up to 6 supervisees.”
  • Our Assessment: Motivo contacted the board via the board contact information below for clarification on tele-supervision. Per the board contact “The Board is amendable to tele-supervision, provided it is done through a HIPAA compliant platform. It is suggested until the administrative rules are updated, to include that provision in your supervision agreement application. Either as a separate statement/letter or listed within your goals statement is some way.” We recommend contacting the board to obtain your own record of the information provided. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Mhp 301.01 c, e and Mhp 304.02 a, 2
  • Ruling Details: 
    Mhp 301.01 c, e – Definitions
    (c)  “Face-to-face supervision” means being in the physical presence of individuals involved in the supervisory relationship during either individual or group supervision; (d)  “Group supervision” means one supervisor in the physical presence of 2 or more supervisees at the same time; (e)  “Individual supervision” means one supervisor in the physical presence of one supervisee; 
    Mhp 304.02 a, 2
    (a) (2)  The supervision shall have included a minimum of one hour per week of individual face-to-face supervision between the supervisor and the applicant for a total of 100 hours”
  • Our Assessment: Motivo contacted the board via the board contact information below for clarification on tele-supervision. Per the board contact “The Board is amendable to tele-supervision, provided it is done through a HIPAA compliant platform. It is suggested until the administrative rules are updated, to include that provision in your supervision agreement application. Either as a separate statement/letter or listed within your goals statement is some way.” We recommend contacting the board to obtain your own record of the information provided. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: Page 9, 13:34-10.2
  • Ruling Details: “Supervision” or “supervised” means the weekly interaction with a qualified supervisor who monitors the performance of the licensed associate counselor and provides weekly, documented, face-to-face consultation, guidance and instruction with respect to the counseling skills and competencies of the licensed associate counselor, which includes at least 50 hours of face-to-face supervision per one calendar year, at the rate of one hour per week, of which not more than 10 hours may be group supervision.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted for aspiring Professional Counselors in New Jersey, so long as the committee approves the supervision plan.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 15, 13:34-2.3 and 13:34-2.3 (b) (1) (i)
  • Ruling Details:
    13:34-2.3
    “Marriage and family therapy supervision” or “supervised experience” means the ongoing process performed by a qualified marriage and family therapy supervisor who monitors the performance of the intern or permit holder and provides regular, documented, face-to-face consultation, guidance and instruction with the intern or permit holder with respect to the marriage and family therapy with individuals, couples and families and monitors the competencies of the intern or permit holder.”
    13:34-2.3 (b) (1) (i)
    “A minimum of 50 hours of face-to-face supervision, at the rate of one hour per week, of which not more than 25 hours may be in group supervision;”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in New Jersey, so long as the committee approves the supervision plan.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 24, 13:44G-8.1  b) 1) v)
  • Ruling Details: “1) Clinical supervision shall consist of contact between a social worker and a supervisor during which at least the following occurs: i) The social worker apprises the supervisor of the diagnosis and treatment of each client; ii) The social worker’s cases are discussed; iii) The supervisor provides the social worker with oversight and guidance in diagnosing and treating clients; iv) The supervisor regularly reviews and evaluates the professional work of the social worker; and v) The supervisor provides at least one hour of face-to-face individual or group clinical supervision per week or one hour of individual clinical supervision through synchronous video conferencing, which complies with the confidentiality requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), for no more than half of the total supervision hours; 
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 50% of supervision hours are permitted for aspiring Social Workers in New Jersey.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 16.27.19.7 Definitions & 16.27.19.9 Supervisory Role
  • Ruling Details: “(F) Electronic and telephonic supervision means supervision of counseling and psychotherapy services provided by supervisors either electronically or telephonically. Virtually supervised contact hours are subject to the supervision requirements required for services supervised in-person.” & “(G) Supervisors shall meet regularly in face-to-face or virtual sessions with their supervisees.”
  • Our Assessment: Motivo asked the board for clarification on tele-supervision. We presented the question, “Can all supervision sessions be virtual.” Here is the response we received via email: “Yes.” Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in New Mexico. We recommend emailing the board for your own record before beginning tele-supervision. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 05/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 16.27.19.7 Definitions 16.27.19.9 Supervisory Role
  • Ruling Details: 
  • “(F) Electronic and telephonic supervision means supervision of counseling and psychotherapy services provided by supervisors either electronically or telephonically. Virtually supervised contact hours are subject to the supervision requirements required for services supervised in-person.” & “(G) Supervisors shall meet regularly in face-to-face or virtual sessions with their supervisees.”
  • Our Assessment: Motivo asked the board for clarification on tele-supervision. We presented the question, “Can all supervision sessions be virtual.” Here is the response we received via email: “Yes.” Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in New Mexico. We recommend emailing the board for your own record before beginning tele-supervision. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 05/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 16.63.1.7 (7)
  • Ruling Details: “(7) Direct supervision: means face to face supervision, which may include video-teleconferencing. At least 70 of the 90 required hours must be obtained through direct supervision.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted for aspiring Social Workers in New Mexico.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Mental Health Counselors:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling: See here
  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Rule: “Is remote supervision allowed?
    Answer:  Yes. The supervisor remains responsible for the assessment, evaluation and treatment of each client seen by the supervisee…All treatment and supervision provided through distance technology must be completed through secure means, whether on the telephone or through the use of video conferencing. Texting and email are not acceptable forms of supervision at any time, other than to notify the supervisor of an urgent situation that requires intervention.”
  • “The Board of Regents approved an emergency regulation that allows supervision by telephone or video technology to continue beyond the State of Emergency. The supervisor remains responsible for the assessment, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of each client seen under supervision”.
  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See herehere and here
  • Where to Find: Application, 79-9.3 ( c ) and 10
  • Ruling Details: Application
    “How many hours of on-site, face-to-face supervision were there?”
    79-9.3 ( c )
    “The supervisor shall provide an average of one hour per week or two hours every other week of in-person individual or group supervision wherein the supervisor of such experience shall: review the applicant’s assessment, evaluation and treatment of each client under his or her general supervision; and provide oversight, guidance and direction to the applicant in developing skills as a mental health counselor.”
    10
    “In some instances, the Commissioner’s Regulations may allow you to provide supervision by telephone or other technology. Before using such technology, you should determine the requirements established in regulation and assess the skills of the supervisee and the purpose of the supervision, including limitations that may be inherent in the use of supervision that is not conducted face-to-face.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review of the rules, virtual supervision is permitted to continue beyond the State of Emergency for aspiring Mental Health Professionals in New York. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling: See here
  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Rule: “Is remote supervision allowed?
    Answer:  Yes. The supervisor remains responsible for the assessment, evaluation and treatment of each client seen by the supervisee…All treatment and supervision provided through distance technology must be completed through secure means, whether on the telephone or through the use of video conferencing. Texting and email are not acceptable forms of supervision at any time, other than to notify the supervisor of an urgent situation that requires intervention. 
  • “The Board of Regents approved an emergency regulation that allows supervision by telephone or video technology to continue beyond the State of Emergency. The supervisor remains responsible for the assessment, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of each client seen under supervision”.
  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: Application and 79-10.3 (d)
  • Ruling Details: Application
    “How many hours of on-site, face-to-face supervision were there?”
    79-10.3 (d)
    “The supervisor shall provide an average of one hour per week or two hours every other week of in-person individual or group supervision wherein the supervisor shall: review the applicant’s assessment, evaluation and treatment of each client under his or her general supervision; and provide oversight, guidance and direction to the applicant in developing skills as a marriage and family therapist.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review of the rules, virtual supervision is permitted to continue beyond the State of Emergency for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in New York. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]


Social Workers:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling: See here
  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Rule: “Is remote supervision allowed?
    Answer:  Yes. The supervisor remains responsible for the assessment, evaluation and treatment of each client seen by the supervisee…All treatment and supervision provided through distance technology must be completed through secure means, whether on the telephone or through the use of video conferencing. Texting and email are not acceptable forms of supervision at any time, other than to notify the supervisor of an urgent situation that requires intervention. 
  • “The Board of Regents approved an emergency regulation that allows supervision by telephone or video technology to continue beyond the State of Emergency. The supervisor remains responsible for the assessment, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of each client seen under supervision”.
  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See herehere, here and here
  • Where to Find: Page 3, 5.7 and 9
  • Ruling Details: Page 3
    “The supervision must consist of 100 or more hours of in-person individual or group clinical supervision distributed over the period of the supervised experience. The Department, in its discretion, may accept alternative means to the in-person supervision requirements of this subparagraph that cannot be successfully completed due to the State of Emergency declared by the Governor pursuant to an Executive Order for the COVID-19 crisis.” 
    5.7
    “When deciding to use other than in-person supervision, you should assess the skills of the supervisee and the purpose of the supervision, including the limitations of telepractice (see Guideline 9).”
    9
    “”Telepractice” is providing service that is not “in person” and is facilitated through the use of technology. Such technology may include, but is not limited to, telephone, telefax, e-mail, internet, or videoconference.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review of the rules, it appears virtual supervision is permitted to continue beyond the State of Emergency for aspiring Social Workers in New York. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 5, 21 NCAC 53 .0212
  • Ruling Details: “Face-to-face” clinical supervision means supervision that is live, interactive, and visual. Video supervision is permitted as long as the session is synchronous and involves verbal and visual interaction during the supervision. All supervision, whether live or audio and video recordings, shall be done in a confidential manner in accordance with the ACA Code of Ethics as set forth in Rule .0102 of this Chapter.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in North Carolina.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapist:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • and here
  • Where to Find: Page 4, 21 NCAC 31 .0502 (a) and Page 7, Approved Supervision Designation: Standards Handbook
  • Ruling Details: “(a) Ongoing supervision as contained in G.S. 90-270.51(a)(1)(b) means face-to-face conversation with someone who holds the designation as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, or a person who otherwise meets the standards set forth by AAMFT as outlined in the current edition of the AAMFT Approved Supervision Designation: Standards Handbook, which is incorporated by the Board by reference. ” 
  • (Page 7) “This experience should include live or recorded supervision sessions, and may include no more than three supervisor candidates per session. Mentoring may occur via real-time technology-assisted means that are congruent with AAMFT ethics. The burden for determining that technological delivery complies with applicable ethics and law is placed upon the Approved Supervisor mentor and supervisor candidate.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in North Carolina
  • Board Contact: Contact Form
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 31, (7)
  • Ruling Details: (7) “Clinical Supervision may consist of up to fifty (50) hours of supervision through the use of technology. Telephonic supervision is NOT permissible. Clinical Supervision provided through technological means must include audio and visual communication and must meet confidentiality requirements.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 50 of the required supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in North Carolina. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: LPC Page 1, 97-02-01-01.
  • Ruling Details: “The supervision must include individual, face-to-face meetings that occur at regular intervals over a two-year period. Supervision in a group setting may also be provided, such as in the case of a conference among members of a professional staff or other arrangement. A total of one hundred hours over the two-year period of supervision through individual and group methods must be documented. At least sixty hours must be individual face-to-face supervision. The supervised experience may not be in a practice in which the applicant holds an ownership interest. Face to face includes electronic video communications that are secure and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliant on a secure server.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in North Dakota. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 4, 111-02-02-03 5 (g)
  • Ruling Details: “(g) The associate must receive a minimum of one hour of supervision every two weeks. A supervision hour is fifty minutes. Up to one hundred hours of the two hundred hours of face-to-face supervision may occur via secured telephonic or other electronic media, as approved by the supervisor.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 50% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in North Dakota.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 2, 75.5-02-01-03 (2)
  • Ruling Details: “(2) Face-to-face supervision” means a direct, interactive, live exchange, either in person, by telephone, or by audio or audiovisual electronic device in either individual or group supervision.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in North Dakota. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: LPC 4757-17-01 A (1) 
  • Ruling Details: “(1) “Training supervision” is supervision of all individuals who are gaining the experience required for a license as a licensed professional clinical counselor, or a license as a licensed professional counselor under rule 4757-13-01 of the Administrative Code, or a counselor trainee registered with the board and enrolled in a practicum or internship class under paragraph (E) of this rule. This type of supervision requires extensive time and involvement on the part of the supervisor in order to help supervisees improve their skills and/or learn new skills. Supervision must start with an initial face to face meeting after which communication may be in person, via video conferencing, or by phone. Training supervision shall include an average of one hour of contact between the supervisor and supervisee for every twenty hours of work by the supervisee. Training supervision shall be face-to-face individual and/or triadic for counselor trainees.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision so long as the first session occurs in person for aspiring Professional Counselors in Ohio.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: MFT 4757-29-01 A (3) (4)
  • Ruling Details: (3)“Group Supervision” is board approved supervision that consists of case-related interactive face-to-face meeting with one supervisor and no more than six supervisees. 
    (4) “Individual Supervision” is board approved supervision that consists of case-related interactive face-to-face meeting between one supervisor meeting with no more than two supervisees.
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review of the rules, 100% of supervision hours appear to be permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Ohio if board approved. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: SW 4757-23-01 A (2)
  • Ruling Details: “Training supervision may be individual supervision or group supervision. Supervision must start with an initial face to face meeting after which communication may be in person, via videoconferencing, or by phone.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision so long as the first session occurs in person for aspiring Social Workers in Ohio.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here 

  • Where to Find: Page 22, 86:10-11-3 a (5) 

  • Ruling Details:
    Page 22, 86:10-11-3 a (5)
    “(5) Technology-assisted supervision must be approved by the Board prior to the accrual of hours. Factors to be considered by the Board include: distance between approved supervisor and candidate; financial hardship on approved supervisor or candidate; physical hardship on approved supervisor or candidate; specialty credentials; and other pertinent factors.”
    Technology-assisted supervision shall not account for more than half of the total requirement.
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision with board approval for aspiring Professional Counselors in Oklahoma.
  • Board Contact:  [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 2, Page 3, Page 19, Page 21
  • Ruling Details: 
    Page 2, 86:15-1-3 Definitions

    “Face-to-face supervision” means the Supervisor and the Candidate shall be in the physical presence of the other during individual or group supervision.
    Page 3, 86:15-1-3 Definitions
    “Technology-assisted supervision” refers to supervision that occurs through video teleconferencing, over secure internet connections, wherein a Supervisor and a Candidate are in separate physical locations.
    Page 19, 86:15-9-2 3 (C-E)
    (C) individual supervision shall be face-to-face with one supervisor and one or two supervisees.
    (D) group supervision may include three (3) to six supervisees and a supervisor.
    (E) technology-assisted supervision must be approved by the Board prior to the accrual of hours. Factors to be considered by the Board include: distance between approved supervisor and candidate; financial hardship on approved supervisor or candidate; physical hardship on approved supervisor or candidate; specialty credentials; and other pertinent factors.
    Page 21, 86:15-9-4 (c) (d) 
    (c) Total number of face-to-face supervision hours must be at least 150. Supervision in group sessions shall equal no more than 75 hours of the total requirement. Technology-assisted supervision shall not account for more than 75 hours of the total requirement.
    (d) Approved LMFT Supervisors shall meet with LMFT candidate(s) in person at least once every six month evaluation period when performing technology-assisted supervision.
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 50% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision with board approval for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Oklahoma, so long as the supervisor meets in person with the candidate at least once every six months.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1, Page 8, Page 9
  • Ruling Details:
    Page 1, 675:1-1-1.1. Definitions
    “Educational supervision” means face to face interaction between the supervisor and supervisee. Face to face supervision does not include interaction through electronic means unless said interaction is approved by the Board on a case by case basis prior to the supervision.”
    Page 8, LCSW 675:10-1-1.2.  (1)
    “This experience shall include at least 100 hours of face-to-face educational supervision by the supervisor.” 
    Page 8, LSW 675:10-1-2 (1)
    “This experience shall include at least 100 hours of face-to-face educational supervision by the supervisor.
    Page 8, LSWA 675:10-1-2.1. (1)
    “This experience shall include at least 100 hours of face-to-face educational supervision by the supervisor.”
    Page 9, LISW 675:10-1-4 (a) (2)
    “(2) has had 100 hours of face-to-face educational supervision in no less than two (2) years of full-time or the equivalent thereto of part-time experience, a total of 4,000 hours, supervised experience certified by the Board in the method to be offered in private practice and met the requirements set by the Board.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision with board approval for aspiring Social Workers in Oklahoma. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected] 
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 833-050-0081 (5)
  • Ruling Details: “(5) Monthly supervision must be conducted: (a) In-person in a professional setting; or (b) Through live, synchronous confidential electronic communications.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Oregon.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 833-050-0081 (5) 
  • Ruling Details: “(5) Monthly supervision must be conducted: (a) In-person in a professional setting; or (b) Through live, synchronous confidential electronic communications.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Oregon. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Temporary Rule Details: “Individuals working under required supervision are required by current rule to meet with supervisors in person. Emergency conditions, including the requirement to maintain social distancing with the COVID19 emergency, make in-person meetings impossible. The amendment would allow supervision meetings to occur by telephone or video conference during the period of the emergency and for 90 days beyond the lifting of the emergency declaration.”
  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 877-020-0010 and 877-020-0012
  • Ruling Details: 
    877-020-0010
    “(e) Supervision required in this rule must be accomplished:
    (A) In person, in a professional setting; or
    (B) By electronic video-conferencing media, provided that the first and final supervisory sessions and at least one supervisory session each quarter be conducted in person pursuant to subsection (A) above.”
    877-020-0012
    “(f) Clinical social workers who participate in supervision that is conducted by electronic video-conferencing media must:
    (A) Ensure that clients whose records may be discussed as a part of the supervision provide written consent to having confidential records and information transmitted electronically;
    (B) Conduct the video-conference in a setting and in a manner that protects the privacy of both parties; and
    (C) Utilize secure transmittal methods, (encryption, for example) to maintain confidentiality of the information.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears due to the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration (expired April 1st, 2022) virtual supervision is permitted through June 2022 (90 days beyond the lifting of the emergency declaration). However, beyond June 2022 it appears virtual supervision is permitted for aspiring Social Workers in Oregon, so long as the first, final, and one session per quarter is conducted in person. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: Page 2 & Page 10, 49.13 5
  • Ruling Details: (c) Interpretation. For the purposes of § 47.12c, supervision hours accumulated “in person” are not limited to those acquired while being physically present in the same room. Technological advances have enabled individuals to communicate in real-time, regardless of their geographic proximity to one-another. Therefore, the Board considers “in person” supervision to be met if a HIPAA-compliant electronic platform is used that allows for synchronous audio and video communication between the supervisor and supervisee. This would not include supervision by telephone, email, instant messaging, online chat or other non-secure electronic communications that do not include real-time (synchronous) video and audio communications. The setting in which the supervisor and supervisee are located when using electronic supervision must be professional and secure and may not be conducted from public locations such as coffee shops, libraries, or other locations where inadvertent disclosures of confidential information could occur.” &
    (5) The supervisor, or one to whom supervisory responsibilities have been delegated, shall meet with the supervisee for a minimum of 2 hours for every 40 hours of supervised clinical experience. At least 1 of the 2 hours shall be with the supervisee individually and in person, and 1 of the 2 hours may be with the supervisee in a group setting and in person.
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Pennsylvania. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: Page 2 & Page 10, 48.13. 5
  • Ruling Details: c) Interpretation. For the purposes of § 47.12c, supervision hours accumulated “in person” are not limited to those acquired while being physically present in the same room. Technological advances have enabled individuals to communicate in real-time, regardless of their geographic proximity to one-another. Therefore, the Board considers “in person” supervision to be met if a HIPAA-compliant electronic platform is used that allows for synchronous audio and video communication between the supervisor and supervisee. This would not include supervision by telephone, email, instant messaging, online chat or other non-secure electronic communications that do not include real-time (synchronous) video and audio communications. The setting in which the supervisor and supervisee are located when using electronic supervision must be professional and secure and may not be conducted from public locations such as coffee shops, libraries, or other locations where inadvertent disclosures of confidential information could occur.” &
    (5)  The supervisor, or one to whom supervisory responsibilities have been delegated, shall meet with the supervisee for a minimum of 2 hours for every 40 hours of supervised clinical experience. At least 1 of the 2 hours shall be with the supervisee individually and in person, and 1 of the 2 hours may be with the supervisee in a group setting and in person.“
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Pennsylvania.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: Page & Page 11,  47.12c 5
  • Ruling Details: c) Interpretation. For the purposes of § 47.12c, supervision hours accumulated “in person” are not limited to those acquired while being physically present in the same room. Technological advances have enabled individuals to communicate in real-time, regardless of their geographic proximity to one-another. Therefore, the Board considers “in person” supervision to be met if a HIPAA-compliant electronic platform is used that allows for synchronous audio and video communication between the supervisor and supervisee. This would not include supervision by telephone, email, instant messaging, online chat or other non-secure electronic communications that do not include real-time (synchronous) video and audio communications. The setting in which the supervisor and supervisee are located when using electronic supervision must be professional and secure and may not be conducted from public locations such as coffee shops, libraries, or other locations where inadvertent disclosures of confidential information could occur.” &
    “(5) The supervisor, or one to whom supervisory responsibilities have been delegated, shall meet with the supervisee for a minimum of 2 hours for every 40 hours of supervised clinical experience. At least 1 of the 2 hours shall be with the supervisee individually and in person, and 1 of the 2 hours may be with the supervisee in a group setting and in person.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Pennsylvania.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Mental Health Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and See here
  • Where to Find: 216-RICR-40-05-11.2 A (10) and 5-63.2-9.6
  • Ruling Details: 
    216-RICR-40-05-11.2 A (10)

    “Individual (face-to-face) supervision” means a tutorial relationship between a member of the mental health counseling profession and a student trainee. The supervisor monitors the clinical work of the trainee in order to evaluate this work, monitor the quality of services being offered to clients, and enhance the professional growth of the trainee.
    5-63.2-9.6
    (6) Has a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of post-degree supervised case work spread over a two-year (2) period; provided, that the supervision was provided by a person who, at the time of rendering the supervision, was recognized by the board as an approved supervisor;
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review of the rules, it appears that virtual supervision is not permitted for aspiring Mental Health Counselors in Rhode Island. We recommend reaching out to the board for any additional clarification.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and See here
  • Where to Find: 216-RICR-40-05-11.2 A (10) and 5-63.2-10.6
  • Ruling Details: 
    216-RICR-40-05-11.2 A (10)

    “Individual (face-to-face) supervision” means a tutorial relationship between a member of the mental health counseling profession and a student trainee. The supervisor monitors the clinical work of the trainee in order to evaluate this work, monitor the quality of services being offered to clients, and enhance the professional growth of the trainee.
    5-63.2-9.6
    (6) Has had a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of post-degree supervised case work spread over two years (2); provided, that the supervision was provided by a person who, at the time of rendering the supervision, was recognized by the board as an approved supervisor;
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review of the rules, it appears that virtual supervision is not permitted for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Rhode Island. We recommend reaching out to the board for any additional clarification.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 5-39.1-2. Definitions.
  • Ruling Details: 
    “(8) “Supervision” means face-to-face contact with a licensed independent clinical social worker for the purpose of apprising the supervisor of the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of each client; receiving oversight and guidance from the supervisor in the delivery of clinical social-work services to each client; and being evaluated by the supervisor. This contact must consist of:
    (i) A minimum of two (2) hours of supervision every two (2) weeks;
    (ii) A minimum of one hour of supervision per twenty (20) hours of direct contact with clients, whether or not the number of hours of supervision required for a two-week (2) period have been met;
    (iii) One-to-one contact with the supervisor at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the time with group supervision of no more than ten (10) supervisees during the balance of the time;”
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review of the rules, it appears that virtual supervision is not permitted for aspiring Social Workers in Rhode Island. We recommend reaching out to the board for any additional clarification.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 2, 36-01. Definitions
  • Ruling Details: Definitions found in Section 40-75-20 apply to this chapter. “(1) “Supervision” means direct contact between a supervisor and an intern or other person requiring supervision under this chapter. Seventy-five (75%) percent of the supervision must be face-to-face, and the remaining twenty-five (25%) percent may be conducted via a HIPAA-compliant technological medium.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 25% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in South Carolina.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 2, 36-01. Definitions
  • Ruling Details: Definitions found in Section 40-75-20 apply to this chapter. “(1) “Supervision” means direct contact between a supervisor and an intern or other person requiring supervision under this chapter. Seventy-five (75%) percent of the supervision must be face-to-face, and the remaining twenty-five (25%) percent may be conducted via a HIPAA-compliant technological medium.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 25% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in South Carolina.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: SECTION 40-63-240, (6) (b) (c)
  • Ruling Details: “(b) must include face-to-face meetings between the approved clinical supervisor and the supervisee for a minimum of one hundred hours of direct clinical supervision equitably distributed; (c) be documented by a plan for clinical supervision, filed with the board before beginning the period of supervision, (properly amended by submission of a notice of the end of supervision and a termination evaluation if a supervisory change is made) and submitted to the board with a termination evaluation at the end of the supervisory period;”
    “Tele-Supervision is addressed in the FAQs which states, Question: “Can a licensed Social Worker in South Carolina obtain the required 100 hours of supervision via electronic means?” Answer: “Yes, however, the same standards would apply as set out above. The supervision must be accomplished through the use of an appropriate, HIPAA-compliant two-way video platform”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in South Carolina.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find20:73:04:08
  • Ruling Details: 20:73:04:08 Post graduate supervision requirements-Professional counselor-mental health (2) Supervision may take place by electronic means, as prescribed by chapter 20:73:08 and must be synchronous.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in South Dakota.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 20:71:05:02
  • Ruling Details: “20:71:05:02 Postgraduate supervision requirements–Marriage and family therapist (2) Supervision may take place by electronic means, as prescribed by chapter 20:71:08 and must be synchronous.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in South Dakota. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 20:59:05:07
  • Ruling Details: “After the supervision agreement is approved by the board as set forth in § 20:59:05:05, the supervisor shall submit reports every six months during the period of supervision to the board on a form supplied by the board. The CSW-PIP candidate shall work at least 30 hours per week. The reports shall document that the supervisor has provided a minimum of four hours of individual supervision per month of the CSW-PIP candidate, subject to the following:  (1)  Group supervision or consultation may be allowed instead of individual supervision if such supervision does not exceed one-half of the total supervision time in each six-month period; (2)  Part-time work of at least 18 hours per week may satisfy the supervision requirement on the following schedule; (3)  When the supervisor is not in direct person contact with the CSW-PIP candidate, the supervisor must be available by telecommunications or technology;  (4)  The board may authorize those modifications in the method and frequency of supervision that the board determines appropriate based upon a finding of adequate supervision, training, and proficiency.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision with board approval for aspiring Social Workers in South Dakota.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Mental Health Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 5, 0450-01-.01 DEFINITIONS 39 (b)
  • Ruling Details:
    “(b) An approved supervisor shall monitor the performance of an applicant’s interaction with a client and provide regular documented face-to-face or live video conferencing (with prior board approval based on hardship), consultation, guidance, and instructions with respect to the clinical skills and competencies of the applicant.
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears supervision hours via virtual supervision is only permitted on a case-by-case basis and with the board’s consent for aspring Mental Health Counselors in Tennessee.
  • Board Contact: [email protected] 
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 5, 0450-01-.01 DEFINITIONS 39 (b)
  • Ruling Details:
    “(b) An approved supervisor shall monitor the performance of an applicant’s interaction with a client and provide regular documented face-to-face or live video conferencing (with prior board approval based on hardship), consultation, guidance, and instructions with respect to the clinical skills and competencies of the applicant.
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears supervision hours via virtual supervision is only permitted on a case-by-case basis and with the board’s consent for aspring Marriage and Family Therapists in Tennessee.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 1, 1365-01-.01 (8) (9) (14)
  • Ruling Details: “(8) Group supervision – The process of supervision of no more than four persons in a group setting provided by an L.C.S.W. or L.A.P.S.W. supervisor wherein practice problems are dealt with that are similar in nature and complexity to all supervisees in the group. (9) Individual supervision – A face-to-face meeting with one supervisor and one supervisee. (14) Supervision – The ongoing, direct clinical review, and/or non-clinical review, for the purpose of training or teaching, by an L.C.S.W. or L.A.P.S.W. supervisor who monitors the performance of a person’s interaction with a client and provides regular documented face-to-face contact, guidance and instructions with respect to the clinical and/or non-clinical skills and competencies of the person supervised. Supervision may include, without being limited to, the review of case presentations, audio tapes, video tapes, and direct supervision.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review of the rules, it appears that virtual supervision is only permitted on a case-by-case basis and with the board’s consent for aspiring Social Workers in Tennessee.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 681.92
  • Ruling Details: “(e) The LPC Intern must receive direct supervision consisting of a minimum of four (4) hours per month of supervision in individual (up to two Interns) or group (three or more) settings while the intern is engaged in counseling unless an extended leave of one month or more is approved in writing by the board approved supervisor. No more than 50% of the total hours of supervision may be received in group supervision.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, 100% of supervision hours appear to be permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Texas. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 801.2 33 B
  • Ruling Details: 
    Page 6, 801.2 33 B

    (B) Supervision, Board-ordered–For the oversight and rehabilitation in the provision of clinical services by a licensee under a Board Order, defined by the Order and the Board-Ordered Supervision Plan, and must be conducted as specified in the Board Order and Supervision Plan (generally in face-to-face, one-on-one sessions).
    Page 7, 801.2 36(36)
    Technology-assisted services–Providing therapy or supervision with technologies and devices for electronic communication and information exchange between a licensee in one location and a client or supervisee in another location.
    Page 27, 801.142 C (i-iv)
    (C) of the 3,000 hours of supervised clinical practice, at least 200 hours must be board-approved supervision as defined in §801.2 of this title (relating to Definitions), of which:
    (i) at least 100 hours must be individual supervision; and
    (ii) no more than 50 hours may be provided by telephonic services;
    (iii) with unlimited hours by live video.
    (iv) While providing services, the LMFT Associate must participate in a minimum of one hour of supervision every week, except for good cause shown.
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Texas.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: 781.204 (k) and 781.404. (b) (12) (A)
  • Ruling Details: 781.204 (k) “Electronic practice may be used judiciously as part of the social work process and the supervision process. Social workers engaging in electronic practice, providing services to clients located in the State of Texas, must be licensed in Texas and adhere to provisions of this chapter.”
    Page 51, 781.404. (b) (12) (A) 
    “(A) Supervision toward licensure or specialty recognition may occur in one-on-one sessions, in group sessions, or in a combination of one-on-one and group sessions. Session may transpire in the same geographic location, or via audio, web technology or other electronic supervision techniques that comply with HIPAA and Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 611, and/or other applicable state or federal statutes or rules.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Texas. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Mental Health Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 8
  • Ruling Details:  R156-60-102 Definitions “(3) “Direct supervision” of a supervisee in training, as used in Subsection 58-60-205(1)(f), 58-60-305(1)(f), and 58-60-405(1)(f), means: (a) a supervisor meeting with the supervisee when both are physically present in the same room at the same time; or (b) a supervisor meeting with the supervisee remotely via real-time electronic methods that allow for visual and audio interaction between the supervisor and supervisee under the following conditions:  (i) the supervisor and supervisee shall enter into a written supervisory agreement which, at a minimum, establishes the following: (A) frequency, duration, reason for, and objectives of electronic meetings between the supervisor and supervisee; (B) a plan to ensure accessibility of the supervisor to the supervisee despite the physical distance between their offices; (C) a plan to address potential conflicts between clinical recommendations of the supervisor and the representatives of the agency employing the supervisee; (D) a plan to inform a supervisee’s client or patient and employer regarding the supervisee’s use of remote supervision; (E) a plan to comply with the supervisor’s duties and responsibilities as established in rule; and (F) a plan to physically visit the location where the supervisee practices on at least a quarterly basis during the period of supervision or at a lesser frequency as approved by the Division in collaboration with the Board; (ii) the supervisee submits the supervisory agreement to the Division and obtains approval before counting direct supervision completed via live real-time methods toward the 100 hour direct supervision requirement; and (iii) in evaluating a supervisory agreement, the Division shall consider whether it adequately protects the health, safety, and welfare of the public.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears virtual supervision is permitted for aspiring Mental Health Counselors in Utah, so long as the supervisory agreement is approved by the Division and the supervisor plans to physically visit the location where the supervisee practices on at least a quarterly basis or at a lesser frequency as approved by the Division. 
  • Board Contact:  [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: R156-60b-102. Definitions.
  • Ruling Details:  (3) “Directly related to marriage and family therapy”, as used in R156-60b-304(2)(a), means that the continuing education course meets at least one of the following criteria: (4) “Face to face supervision” as described in Subsection R156-60b-302a(1)(b)(ii)(G) includes both individual and group supervision. (5) “Group supervision” means supervision between the supervisor and no more than three supervisees, unless preapproved by the Board. (6) “Individual supervision” means supervision between the supervisor and one or two supervisees.
    R156-60b-302b. 1 (d)
    (d) include at least 100 hours of direct supervision spread uniformly throughout the training period;
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears virtual supervision is permitted for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Utah, so long as the supervisory agreement is approved by the Division and the supervisor plans to physically visit the location where the supervisee practices at least a quarterly basis or at a lesser frequency as approved by the Division.
  • Board Contact:  [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: 58-60-205. 1 (f)
  • Ruling Details:  “(f) document successful completion of not less than 1,000 hours of supervised training in mental health therapy obtained after completion of the education requirement in Subsection (1)(d), which training may be included as part of the 4,000 hours of training in Subsection (1)(e), and of which documented evidence demonstrates not less than 100 of the hours were obtained under the direct supervision.” &

     R156-60-102 Definitions “(3) “Direct supervision” of a supervisee in training, as used in Subsection 58-60-205(1)(f), 58-60-305(1)(f), and 58-60-405(1)(f), means: (a) a supervisor meeting with the supervisee when both are physically present in the same room at the same time; or (b) a supervisor meeting with the supervisee remotely via real-time electronic methods that allow for visual and audio interaction between the supervisor and supervisee under the following conditions:  (i) the supervisor and supervisee shall enter into a written supervisory agreement which, at a minimum, establishes the following: (A) frequency, duration, reason for, and objectives of electronic meetings between the supervisor and supervisee; (B) a plan to ensure accessibility of the supervisor to the supervisee despite the physical distance between their offices; (C) a plan to address potential conflicts between clinical recommendations of the supervisor and the representatives of the agency employing the supervisee; (D) a plan to inform a supervisee’s client or patient and employer regarding the supervisee’s use of remote supervision; (E) a plan to comply with the supervisor’s duties and responsibilities as established in rule; and (F) a plan to physically visit the location where the supervisee practices on at least a quarterly basis during the period of supervision or at a lesser frequency as approved by the Division in collaboration with the Board; (ii) the supervisee submits the supervisory agreement to the Division and obtains approval before counting direct supervision completed via live real-time methods toward the 100 hour direct supervision requirement; and (iii) in evaluating a supervisory agreement, the Division shall consider whether it adequately protects the health, safety, and welfare of the public.”

  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears virtual supervision is permitted for aspiring Social Workers in Utah, so long as the supervisory agreement is approved by the Division and the supervisor plans to physically visit the location where the supervisee practices at least a quarterly basis or at a lesser frequency as approved by the Division.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling:  See here
  • Temporary Ruling Details: COVID-19 Emergency ruling states: “Due to the COVID-19 emergency, graduates of mental health graduate programs have faced difficulty acquiring supervised hours. Similarly, supervisors to mental health graduates are experiencing challenges in continuing to provide in-person supervision. While the State of Emergency related to COVID-19 remains in effect, supervisors may provide supervision to supervisees by meeting in person, by telephone, or by videoconference. Applicants acquiring supervised work hours may provide services over the telephone or by videoconference. For the duration of the State of Emergency, these supervised work hours will be considered “direct” clinical service hours. All other relevant requirements for supervised practice, as set forth in the Rules or elsewhere in Vermont law, shall continue to apply.”
    The board encourages students and professionals to check the OPR website regularly, particularly as rules and laws change to adapt to the COVID-19 state of emergency.
  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find:  Page 13 3.18 (a-c)
  • Ruling Details: “(a) A clinical supervisor must be familiar with the nature of the applicant’s clinical activities, monitor the quality of the counseling and contribute to the enhancement of self-knowledge and clinical mental health counseling skills. The supervisor is responsible for monitoring and assessing the applicant’s work and compliance with statutes and rules. (b) Frequency: Supervised practice must be accompanied by no fewer than 100 hours of face-to-face supervision. Under no circumstances may any person in supervised practice accumulate more than thirty hours practice without a minimum of one hour face- to-face supervision. The supervisor and the supervised person are both responsible for ensuring that face-to-face supervision complies with this rule.  (c) Nature and Location Face-to-face supervision is conducted in the formal setting of an office, clinic, or institution, and may be either in an individual setting, between the supervisor and the applicant, or in a group setting, including the supervisor and up to six trainees. Of the 100 hours, at least 50 must be in an individual setting. The applicant must submit satisfactory supervision reports on forms provided by the Office. “
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision during the COVID-19 crisis (waiver extended until 7/1/22). Post COVID-19, it appears that virtual supervision is not permitted for aspiring Professional Counselors in Vermont.
  • Board Contact: Contact Form
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling:  See here
  • Temporary Ruling Details: COVID-19 Emergency ruling states: “Due to the COVID-19 emergency, graduates of mental health graduate programs have faced difficulty acquiring supervised hours. Similarly, supervisors to mental health graduates are experiencing challenges in continuing to provide in-person supervision. While the State of Emergency related to COVID-19 remains in effect, supervisors may provide supervision to supervisees by meeting in person, by telephone, or by videoconference. Applicants acquiring supervised work hours may provide services over the telephone or by videoconference. For the duration of the State of Emergency, these supervised work hours will be considered “direct” clinical service hours. All other relevant requirements for supervised practice, as set forth in the Rules or elsewhere in Vermont law, shall continue to apply.”
    The board encourages students and professionals to check the OPR website regularly, particularly as rules and laws change to adapt to the COVID-19 state of emergency.
  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 25, 4.19 (a-d)
  • Ruling Details: “(a) A clinical supervisor must be familiar with the nature of the applicant’s clinical activities, monitor the quality of the counseling and contribute to the enhancement of self-knowledge and marriage and family therapy clinical skills. The supervisor is responsible for monitoring and assessing the applicant’s work and compliance with statutes and rules. (b) Frequency: Supervised practice must be accompanied by no fewer than 100 hours of face-to-face supervision. Under no circumstances may any person in supervised practice accumulate more than thirty hours practice without a minimum of one hour face-to-face supervision. The supervisor and the supervised person are both responsible for ensuring that face-to-face supervision complies with this rule. (c) Nature and Location: Face-to-face supervision is conducted in the formal setting of an office, clinic, or institution, and may be either in an individual setting, between the supervisor and the applicant, or in a group setting, including the supervisor and up to six trainees.  (d) Of the 100 hours, at least 50 must be in an individual setting. The applicant must submit satisfactory supervision reports on forms provided by the Office.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision during the COVID-19 crisis (waiver extended until 7/1/22). Post COVID-19, it appears that virtual supervision is not permitted for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Vermont.
  • Board Contact: Contact Form
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Temporary COVID-19 Tele-Supervision Ruling:  See here
  • Temporary Ruling Details: COVID-19 Emergency ruling states: “Due to the COVID-19 emergency, graduates of mental health graduate programs have faced difficulty acquiring supervised hours. Similarly, supervisors to mental health graduates are experiencing challenges in continuing to provide in-person supervision. While the State of Emergency related to COVID-19 remains in effect, supervisors may provide supervision to supervisees by meeting in person, by telephone, or by videoconference. Applicants acquiring supervised work hours may provide services over the telephone or by videoconference. For the duration of the State of Emergency, these supervised work hours will be considered “direct” clinical service hours. All other relevant requirements for supervised practice, as set forth in the Rules or elsewhere in Vermont law, shall continue to apply.”
    The board encourages students and professionals to check the OPR website regularly, particularly as rules and laws change to adapt to the COVID-19 state of emergency.
  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here 
  • Where to Find:  Page 10 
  • Ruling Details: 
    4.8 Frequency and Nature of Supervision: 
    An applicant must have one hour of supervision for each thirty (30) hours of supervised practice. The supervision must occur in a face-to-face setting. Face-to-face supervision via HIPAA compliant electronic media is acceptable.
  • Our Assessment:  Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring social workers in Vermont.
  • Board Contact: Contact Form
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 8, 18VAC115-20-52
  • Ruling Details: “B. Residency requirements 2. The residency shall include a minimum of 200 hours of in-person supervision between supervisor and resident in the consultation and review of clinical counseling services provided by the resident. Supervision shall occur at a minimum of one hour and a maximum of four hours per 40 hours of work experience during the period of the residency. For the purpose of meeting the 200-hour supervision requirement, in-person may include the use of secured technology that maintains client confidentiality and provides real-time, visual contact between the supervisor and the resident. Up to 20 hours of the supervision received during the supervised internship may be counted towards the 200 hours of in-person supervision if the supervision was provided by a licensed professional counselor.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted for aspiring Professional Counselors in Virginia.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 3, 18VAC115-50-10 and Page 8, 18VAC115-50-60 B 1)
  • Ruling Details:
    Page 3, 18VAC115-50-10

    “Resident” means an individual who has submitted a supervisory contract to the board and has received board approval to provide clinical services in marriage and family therapy under supervision.”
    Page 8, 18VAC115-50-60 B 1)
    “1) …to include 200 hours of in-person supervision with the supervisor in the consultation and review of marriage and family services provided by the resident. For the purpose of meeting the 200 hours of supervision required for a residency, in-person may also include the use of technology that maintains client confidentiality and provides real-time, visual contact between the supervisor and the resident. At least one-half of the 200 hours of supervision shall be rendered by a licensed marriage and family therapist.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Virginia. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: 18VAC140-2-10(B)
  • Ruling Details: “”Face-to-face” means the physical presence of the individuals involved in the supervisory relationship during either individual or group supervision or in the delivery of clinical social work services by a supervisee and may include the use of technology that provides real-time, interactive contact among the individuals involved.
    NOTE: The definition is no longer limited to supervision. Additionally, the requirement for visual interactive contact has been eliminated. This means that telephonic/audio that is real-time and interactive can be considered as face-to-face. This definition is directly related to face-to-face supervision and face-to-face client contact.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted for aspiring Social Workers in Virginia.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here.
  • Where to Find: WAC 246-809-210 and WAC 246-809-230
  • Ruling Details: 
    WAC 246-809-210
    “(5) “Group supervision” means face-to-face supervision with an approved supervisor, involving one supervisor and no more than six licensure candidates.
    (6) “Immediate supervision” means a meeting with an approved supervisor, involving one supervisor and no more than two licensure candidates.”
    WAC 246-809-230
    “(a) One hundred hours spent in immediate supervision with the qualified licensed mental health counselor or equally qualified licensed mental health practitioner;”
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review of the rules, it is unclear if face-to-face includes virtual supervision for aspiring Mental Health Counselors in Washington. We recommend emailing the board for clarification.
    Board Contact: [email protected]


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here.
  • Where to Find: WAC 246-809-110 and WAC 246-809-130
  • Ruling Details: 
    WAC 246-809-110
    “(4) “Group supervision” means face-to-face supervision with an approved supervisor, involving one supervisor and no more than six licensure candidates.
    (6) “One-on-one supervision” means face-to-face supervision with an approved supervisor, involving one supervisor and no more than two licensure candidates.”
    WAC 246-809-130
    “(2) At least two hundred hours of qualified supervision with an approved supervisor.
    (a) Of the two hundred hours, one hundred hours must be with a licensed marriage and family therapist with at least five years of clinical experience; the other one hundred hours may be with an equally qualified licensed mental health practitioner;
    (b) At least one hundred of the two hundred hours must be one-on-one supervision; and 
    (c) The remaining hours may be in one-on-one or group supervision.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review of the rules, it is unclear if face-to-face includes virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Washington. We recommend emailing the board for clarification.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here.
  • Where to Find: WAC 246-809-310 and WAC 246-809-330
  • Ruling Details: 
    WAC 246-809-310
    “(4) “Group supervision” means face-to-face supervision with an approved supervisor, involving one supervisor and no more than six licensure candidates.
    (7) “One-on-one supervision” means face-to-face supervision with an approved supervisor, involving one supervisor and one licensure candidate.”
    WAC 246-809-330
    LASW
    “(i) Fifty hours must include direct supervision by a licensed advanced social worker or licensed independent clinical social worker; these hours may be in one-to-one supervision or group supervision;
    (ii) Forty hours may be with an equally qualified licensed mental health practitioner as defined in WAC 246-809-310
    (3). These hours must be in one-to-one supervision.
    (c) Distance supervision is limited to forty supervision hours.”
    LISW
    “(b) One hundred thirty hours of direct supervision as follows:
    (i) Seventy hours must be with an independent clinical social worker;
    (ii) Sixty hours may be with an equally qualified licensed mental health practitioner as defined in WAC 246-809-310(3);
    (iii) Sixty hours of the one hundred thirty hours of direct supervision must be in one-to-one supervision. The remaining seventy hours may be in one-to-one supervision or group supervision; and
    (iv) Distance supervision is limited to sixty supervision hours.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on our most recent review of the rules, forty hours of virtual supervision is allowed for aspiring Licensed Advanced Social Workers. Sixty hours of virtual supervision is allowed for aspiring Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers in Washington. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here 
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details: 27-1-2 Definitions 2.4. “Direct counselor supervision” means face to face or secured interactive contact such as telephone, video, email, or other contact that clearly addresses the required specialty areas as cited in subsection 6.1.b. of this rule.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted for aspiring Professional Counselors in West Virginia. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here 
  • Where to Find: Page 1
  • Ruling Details: 27-8-2 Definitions 2.5. “Direct supervision” means face to face or secured interactive contact such as telephone, video, email, or other contact that clearly addresses the required specialty areas as cited in subsection 6.1.a. Of this rule.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in West Virginia. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here
  • Where to Find: Page 6
  • Ruling Details: 25-1-3 Qualifications for License 3.6.1e  Maintain records of supervision, initialed by both parties, of each face-to-face session, for 100 hours, over the course of no less than two years of full-time employment or 3,000 hours of full or part time employment.  An applicant should have at least one hour of supervision for each thirty (30) hours of supervised practice. At least 50% of supervision must be an individual setting and not in a group format. Face to face supervision via HIPAA compliant electronic media is acceptable”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted for aspiring Social Workers in West Virginia. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: MPSW 10.01 (2) & MPSW 12.02, 2 (a)
  • Ruling Details: 
    “MPSW 10.01 (2)
    (2) “Face−to−face” means in person or real time video conferencing where all parties can communicate by simultaneous two−way video and audio transmissions
    MPSW 12.02, 2 (a)
    (2) (a) Exercise discretion as to the frequency, duration, and intensity of the face−to−face supervision session to meet an average of one hour of supervision per week during the supervised practice period.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted for aspiring Professional Counselors in Wisconsin. 
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: MPSW 10.01 (2) & MPSW 16.04, 3 (a)
  • Ruling Details: 
    “MPSW 10.01 (2)
    (2) “Face−to−face” means in person or real time video conferencing where all parties can communicate by simultaneous two−way video and audio transmissions 
  • MPSW 16.04, 3 (a)
    “(3) SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES. The supervisor’s responsibilities include all of the following:
    (a) Provide one hour of face−to−face supervision for each 10 client contact hours.”
  • Our Assessment:  Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Wisconsin.
  • Board Contact:  [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See here and here
  • Where to Find: MPSW 10.01 (2) & MPSW 4.01
  • Ruling Details: 
  • “MPSW 10.01 (2)
    (2) “Face−to−face” means in person or real time video conferencing where all parties can communicate by simultaneous two−way video and audio transmissions 
  • MPSW 4.01
    ‘(1) Supervision of pre−certification or pre−licensure practice of social work under s. 457.08 (3) (c) and (4) (c), Stats., shall include the direction of social work practice in face−to−face individual or groups sessions of at least one hour duration during each week of supervised practice of social work.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted for aspiring Social Workers in Wisconsin.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

Professional Counselors:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See herehere and here.
  • Where to Find: Page 11-9, Page 10 &Page 18-2
    Ruling Details:
    Page 11-9, 33-38-106 (a) (v)
    ‘(v) The applicant has demonstrated that he has completed three thousand (3,000) hours of supervised clinical experience including a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of face-to-face individual clinical supervision from a qualified clinical supervisor.”
    Page 10, Section 4 (b)
    “(b) An applicant shall have a minimum of one hundred (100) post graduate degree hours of clinical supervision with a DQCS as described in Chapter 18.”
    Page 3, Section 6
    Section 6. Types of Supervision
    (a) Individual Face-to-Face Clinical Supervision.
    (b) Triadic Face-to-Face Clinical Supervision.
    (c) Individual Distance Clinical Supervision.
    (i) Supervision must be adequate to ensure the quality and competence of the activities supervised and must comply with all other supervision requirements.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Professional Counselors in Wyoming.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Marriage and Family Therapists:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See herehere and here.
  • Where to Find: Page 11-9, Page 7, & Page 18-2
    Ruling Details:
    Page 11-9, 33-38-106 (a) (v)
    ‘(v) The applicant has demonstrated that he has completed three thousand (3,000) hours of supervised clinical experience including a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of face-to-face individual clinical supervision from a qualified clinical supervisor.”
    Page 7, Section 4 (b)
    “(b) An applicant shall have a minimum of one hundred (100) post graduate degree hours of clinical supervision with a DQCS as described in Chapter 18.”
    Page 18-2, Section 6
    “Section 6. Types of Supervision
    (a) Individual Face-to-Face Clinical Supervision.
    (b) Triadic Face-to-Face Clinical Supervision.
    (c) Individual Distance Clinical Supervision.
    (i) Supervision must be adequate to ensure the quality and competence of the activities supervised and must comply with all other supervision requirements.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Marriage and Family Therapists in Wyoming.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022


Social Workers:

  • Standing Tele-Supervision Rule: See herehere and here.
  • Where to Find: Page 11-9, Page 3 & Page 18-2
  • Ruling Details:
    Page 11-9, 33-38-106 (a) (v)
    ‘(v) The applicant has demonstrated that he has completed three thousand (3,000) hours of supervised clinical experience including a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of face-to-face individual clinical supervision from a qualified clinical supervisor.”
    Page 3, Section 4 (b)
    “(b) An applicant shall have a minimum of one hundred (100) post graduate degree hours of clinical supervision with a DQCS as described in Chapter 18.”
    Page 18-2, Section 6
    “Section 6. Types of Supervision
    (a) Individual Face-to-Face Clinical Supervision.
    (b) Triadic Face-to-Face Clinical Supervision.
    (c) Individual Distance Clinical Supervision.
    (i) Supervision must be adequate to ensure the quality and competence of the activities supervised and must comply with all other supervision requirements.”
  • Our Assessment: Based on this information, it appears 100% of supervision hours are permitted via virtual supervision for aspiring Social Workers in Wyoming.
  • Board Contact: [email protected]
  • Last Updated: 03/2022

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