102-2-2c. Applicants for LBSW or LMSW license; waiver of examination requirement on the basis of reciprocity. (a) Each applicant for licensure as an LBSW or LMSW who wishes to be exempted from the requirement for an examination based on reciprocity, as provided by K.S.A. 65-6309 and amendments thereto, shall submit an application for licensure in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.
(b) Each applicant for licensure as an LBSW or LMSW shall request from the board the application forms for licensure without examination based on reciprocity. Each applicant shall ensure that the application materials are submitted to the board as follows:
(1) The applicant shall submit the completed application form and shall submit payment in full of the application for a license fee, as provided in K.A.R. 102-2-3.
(2) The applicant shall forward a form provided by the board to the licensing agency for the state in which the applicant is currently licensed or registered to practice social work at the level of an LBSW or LMSW. The licensing agency shall provide the following documentation on the form:
(A) Verification that the applicant currently holds a valid license or registration to practice social work at the level of an LBSW or an LMSW issued by the licensing agency;
(B) the date on which the applicant was initially licensed or registered to practice social work at the level of an LBSW or LMSW by the licensing agency and a complete history of each subsequent renewal, reinstatement, and lapse in licensure or registration;
(C) a complete history of any disciplinary action of a serious nature brought by the licensing agency against the applicant. For purposes of this regulation, "disciplinary action of a serious nature" means the revocation or suspension of a license, registration, or certification issued by the licensing board or the voluntary surrender of a license, registration, or certification in lieu of the completion of an investigation or final disciplinary action; and
(D) verification that the requirements for licensure or registration to practice social work at the level of an LBSW or LMSW in that state are substantially the same requirements as the requirements in Kansas.
The completed form shall be returned to the board by the licensing agency and shall not be forwarded to the applicant.
(c) In addition to complying with the requirements of subsection (b), each applicant shall submit verification from either the licensing agency or the testing service that the applicant passed an examination similar to the examination required under K.A.R. 102-2-9, including the applicant's score on the exam and the passing score established for the exam. (Authorized by K.S.A. 65-6309, as amended by L. 2003, Ch. 129, Sec. 3, and K.S.A. 74-7507; implementing K.S.A. 65-6309, as amended by L. 2003, Ch. 129, Sec. 3, K.S.A. 65-6311 and 65-6314; effective, T-102-7-1-03, July 1, 2003; effective Oct. 31, 2003.)