Counselors - Peers - Marriage and Family Therapists - Addiction Counselors
Psychologists - Social Workers - Pre-licensure Professionals - Interns

...for a diverse, competent, and sustainable behavioral healthcare workforce.

If you are considering training university interns or employing or contracting licensure candidates (LPCC, SWC, MFTC), starting February 1, 2023, you will need either:

For approval, the applicant will attest that the requirements are met.  As of Oct 1, 2022 the policy is that the RAEs will accept attestations, but not the entire set of documents. 

To begin, email the RAEs and ask for their "supervision endorsement packet" or "supervision attestation form" 

Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RAE 1)

Northeast Health Partners (RAE 2)

Health Colorado (RAE 4)

Colorado Access (RAE 3, 5, & DHMC)



Requirements.  Clinics will attest that these requirements are met. 

The supervisee’s mandatory disclosure statement must clearly state that they are under supervision and by whom.

HPCF/RAEs require "regular evaluation of the supervisee’s progress with a rubric that is tied to the responsibilities assigned."

Supervision Policy sections:

A "policy describing how providers credential their practitioners, requiring monthly checks of federal exclusion databases (OIG and SAM) of the unlicensed providers" is required. 

OIG search page:

SAM search page:

The "requirements [policies and procedures] may also be contained within a supervisory contract and/or employee handbook."

Supervisor and supervisee are to follow all applicable laws and ethical guidelines of the profession.
● LPC Supervisors meet all criteria for supervisors outlined in 4 CCR 737-1
● LAC, LCSW, LMFT, PsyD/PhD Supervisors have advanced training/experience in supervising unlicensed clinicians

The policy:

  • Addresses frequency of formal supervision sessions
  • Addresses frequency that supervisor reviews (and provides feedback on) documentation
  • Addresses a variety of supervisory mechanisms, including direct observation (recordings of counseling sessions, live observation), case conceptualization presentations, review of documentation, and/or individual/triadic/group supervision
  • Outlines protocol for managing a client in crisis or urgent/emergent situations including the availability of the supervisor to the supervisee in the event of a crisis
  • Addresses clinical skills, professional behaviors, ethical/legal issues, cultural considerations, evidence-based practices
  • Addresses maximum number of supervisees a supervisor oversees
  • Outlines how the supervisor will document supervision sessions, and, if applicable, the supervisee’s progress toward attainment of the required competencies to be deemed qualified to practice independently

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