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Chapter 135-10 ADVERTISING

Rule 135-10-.01 Licensees

The title Professional Counselor, Master's Social Worker, Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist may be used only by a person who holds such license.

Rule 135-10-.02 Without Any License

Persons who do not hold any valid license issued by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists:

(a) may not advertise that they are licensed by the Board;
(b) may not use any words, letters, titles, or figures indicating or implying that they are licensed by the Board;
(c) may not use any words, letters, titles or figures indicating or implying that they are a Professional Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Therapist, including but not limited to the following:

Professional Counselor

Professional Counseling

Professional Career Counselor

Professional Career Counseling

Professional College Counselor

Professional College Counseling

Professional EAP Counselor

Professional EAP Counseling

Professional Group Counselor

Professional Group Counseling

Professional Military Counselor

Professional Military Counseling

Professional School Counselor

Professional School Counseling

Professional Correctional Counselor

Professional Correctional Counseling

Professional Educational Counselor

Professional Educational Counseling

Professional Employment Counselor

Professional Employment Counseling

Professional Mental Health Counselor

Professional Mental Health Counseling

Professional Public Offender Counselor

Professional Public Offender Counseling

Professional Rehabilitation Counselor

Professional Rehabilitation Counseling

Social Worker

Social Work

Clinical Social Worker

Clinical Social Work

Master's Social Worker

Master's Social Work

Professional Social Worker

Professional Social Work

Psychiatric Social Worker

Psychiatric Social Work

Medical Social Worker

Medical Social Work

Group Social Worker

Group Social Work

Marriage (Marital) and Family Therapist

Marriage (Marital) and Family Therapy

Marriage (Marital) and Family Counselor

Marriage (Marital) and Family Counseling

Marriage (Marital) Therapist

Marriage (Marital) Therapy

Marriage (Marital) Counselor

Marriage (Marital) Counseling

Family Therapist

Family Therapy

Family Counselor

Family Counseling

Rule 135-10-.03 Practice in Business Entities

Persons who do not hold any valid license issued by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists may not practice Professional Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy for any corporation, partnership, association, or business entity which uses in its name any of the words, letters, titles, or figures enumerated in Rule 135-10-.02.

Rule 135-10-.04 Exceptions

The prohibitions set out in Rule 135-10-.02 shall not apply to persons exempt under O.C.G.A. 43-10A-7(b). The prohibitions set out in Rule 135-10-.03 shall not apply to persons exempt under O.C.G.A. 43-10A-7(c).

Rule 135-10-.05 Business Entities

If any employee, officer or agent of a corporation, partnership, association or business entity is practicing Professional Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy, but does not hold any valid license issued by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists, that business entity may not use in its name any of the words, letters, titles or figures enumerated in Rule 135-10-.02. However, this prohibition shall not apply if that employee, officer, or agent is exempt from licensure under O.C.G.A. 43-10A-21(a).