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Florida Laws and Rules for Social Worker and Mental Health Professionals

1. How many members make up the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling?

A. 3

B. 6

C. 9

D. 12

2. A person who has not completed the postgraduate experience requirements must register as

A. an intern

B. provisional license

C. out-of-state provider license

D. compact licensed professional counselor

3. A person who is applying for licensure but still needs to complete coursework or examination can apply for

A. an intern

B. provisional license

C. out-of-state provider license

D. compact licensed professional counselor

4. A person who holds an active license in another state and has been active for 3/5 years can apply for

A. licensure by examination

B. licensure by compact

C. licensure by endorsement

D. privilege to practice

5. The following is an administrative license only and the holder can not provide clinical services with this designation

A. certified master social worker

B. provisional license

C. licensure by endorsement

D. licensure by examination

6. A person can be dual licensed as


B. LCSW & psychologis

C. LMHC & sex therapist


7. Licensed professionals are expected to complete _____ hours of contining education every 2 years.

A. 20

B. 25

C. 30

D. 40

8. Inactive status can be renewed

A. annually

B. biennually

C. triennually

D. only once

9. The Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance verifies continuing education through

A. CE Broker

B. CEZoom

C. CETracker

D. CEApp

10. The following are all grounds for the board to take disciplinary action except

A. delegating responsibilities to someone who is unqualified.

B. having a sexual relationship with a client

C. falsifying a record

D. not keeping track of CE hours

11. Sexual misconduct with a client could lead to up to

A. $1000 fine

B. 5 years imprisonment

C. suspended license

D. 6 months imprisonment

12. Any person who uses a licensed title but does not hold a valid and active license commits

A. a misdemeanor of the first degree

B. a misdemeanor of the second degree

C. a misdemeanor of the third degree

D. a felony of the first degree

13. A person does not need to be licensed, provisionally licensed, registered, or certified if

A. they only provide telehealth services.

B. they work for a school district.

C. they live out of state.

D. are not a resident of Florida, are licensed in another state, and only provider services for 15 days or less/calender year.

14. Unqualified practice of therapeutic hypnosis is punishable by

A. a lawsuit from the state & client.

B. remedial continuing education hours.

C. revocation of ones license, a fine, and/or imprisonment

D. cease and desist order from the board.

15. Additional training and qualifications are expected by the board for a professional to use the title of

A. Marriage Therapist

B. Sex Therapist

C. Couple's Counselor

D. Relationship Therapist

16. Privileged communication can be waived under the following conditions except

A. when a client tells the practioner they don't care about confidentiality.

B. when a practitioner is a defendent in a complaint filed by the client.

C. when the client has signed a waiver or release of information.

D. when there is a threat that could cause injury or death to another person.

17. Records should be maintained for ____ years after the last contact with a client.

A. 2

B. 5

C. 7

D. 10

18. Information that should be included on a telehealth informed consent form but not on an in-person consent form:

A. Location of client

B. Number of pets owned

C. Emergency contact person

D. Contact Phone Number

19. A professional licensed under the Florida statutes must

A. complete 100 hours of supervision annually.

B. complete annual continuing education on ethics.

C. must use their full and complete legal name on all their promotional materials, including business cards.

D. prominently display their license or a copy of their license at each location they practice.

20. Some of the purposes of the Professional Counselors Licensure Compact include all except

A. facilitate telehealth services and increase access to professional counseling services.

B. increase ability to track down people who are practicing counseling illegally.

C. support spouses who are licensed professional counselors of relocating active duty military personnel.

D. eliminate the requirement for licensed professional counselors to hold licenses in multiple states

21. The privilege to practice under the compact allows the practioner to

A. see clients in their home state.

B. only see clients in remote states

C. see clients in any member state of the compact.

D. see clients in the practitioner's dual licensed states.

22. A practitioner must obtain a new home state license when

A. they move to a new member state

B. they move to a new non-member state.

C. they renew their license.

D. they wish to see clients in a different state.

23. ______ is the only one with the power to take action against a licensed professional counselor's home state issued license.

A. The commission

B. The home state

C. A remote member state

D. the board

24. A member state may

A. take adverse action against a licensed professional counselor's privilege to practice.

B. take adverse action against a licensed professional counselor's home state license.

C. take private action against a professional licensed counselor and avoid notifying the compact.

D. demand a home state to take action against a licensed professional counselor.

25. The compact's commission is made up of ____ delegate(s) per member state.

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

26. The compact's data system will include all execept

A. identifying information & license data

B. adverse actions against a licensee

C. current investigative information

D. confidential information related to the licenseee

27. Should one have to report a collegue for unethical behavior, the complaint is filed through

A. The commission for the professional counselor licensure compact

B. The Florida board of social work, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counseling

C. The Florida Department of Health

D. The Florida Legislature

28. The Florida Statutes that regulate professions and occupations and specifically that of clinical, counseling, and psychotherapy services is

A. Chapter 491

B. Chapter 456

C. Chapter 458

D. Chapter 490

29. The main reason the legistlature established minimum standards of qualifications for those practicing clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counseling is

A. for the board to collect biennal registration fees

B. for the department to track adverse actions taken against licensed professionals.

C. to increase legistlative authority over licensed professionals.

D. as not to present a danger to public health, safety, and welfare.

30. An out-of-state telehealth provider must

A. have an active and valid license in their own state and not provide in person visits in Florida.

B. meet the criteria of the professional counselor licensure compact.

C. also maintain an full Florida licensure.

D. meet Florida's continuing education requirements.

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