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Title: Rehabilitation Counselor for the Blind
Alternate Title:
Description: No person shall provide rehabilitation counseling services for the blind or hold themselves out as a qualified rehabilitation counselor for the blind unless the person is certified as a rehabilitation counselor by the director of State Services for the Blind (SSB).
Subject: Air Quality
Creation Date: 5/21/2010 2:13:23 PM
Modification Date: 7/12/2019 3:55:16 PM
Agency Name: Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL: https://mn.gov/deed/
Agency Description: The State Services for the Blind (SSB), a division of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), helps Minnesotans who are blind, visually impaired or DeafBlind achieve vocational and personal independence.
Agency Phone: 651-259-7114
800-657-3858
Agency Fax: Agency URL: https://mn.gov/deed/
Agency Address:
1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota St., Suite E-200
St. Paul
MN
55101
Division Name: State Services for the Blind (SSB)
Division URL: http://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/blind-visual-impaired/
Division Description:
Division Phone: 651-539-2300 (Voice)
800-652-9000
800-627-3529 (TTY)
Division Fax: 651-649-5927
Division URL: http://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/blind-visual-impaired/
Division Address:
2220 University Ave. W., Suite 240

St. Paul
MN
55114
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:
Requirements:

Certification and qualifications of rehabilitation counselors for the blind:

No person shall provide rehabilitation counseling services for the blind or hold themselves out as a qualified rehabilitation counselor for the blind unless the person is certified as a rehabilitation counselor by the director of State Services for the Blind.

A rehabilitation counselor for the blind is not a mental health practitioner.

A certified rehabilitation counselor for the blind shall have, in addition to any necessary education background for rehabilitation counselors in Minnesota, the following qualifications:

(1) successful completion of a minimum of six weeks of intensive training under sleep shades from an adjustment-to-blindness center set forth by State Services for the Blind in the contracting process; and

(2) completion of additional appropriate training as approved by the director of State Services for the Blind.

Each certified rehabilitation counselor for the blind shall, in the period since the counselor's certificate was issued or last renewed, complete continuing competency requirements as set forth by the director of State Services for the Blind.


Contact the State Services for Blind for more information.


Rules:
Statutes: 248.07

Forms:
Fees:



Period of Issuance:
Length of Determination: 30-45 days.
Other Info:
Activity: License Detail URL:

State Services for the Blind (SSB)

Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED)

Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED)-State Services for the Blind (SSB)

 


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