Code of Alabama - Title 34: Professions and Businesses - Section 34-30-21 - Exemptions from licensing requirements

Section 34-30-21 - Exemptions from licensing requirements.

(a) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent qualified physicians, surgeons, psychologists, psychotherapists, attorneys, marriage counselors, family counselors, school counselors, or members of the clergy or any other individual from doing work within the standards and ethics of their respective professions and calling; provided, that they shall not hold themselves out to the public by any title or description of service as being engaged in the practice of social work.

(b) Any group already licensed under state law shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter.

(c) Students enrolled in recognized programs of study leading to social work degrees shall not be prevented from practicing social work; provided, that their practice shall be performed under the supervision of a licensed certified social worker, or one who meets the qualifications for licensing as a certified social worker as defined in this chapter.

(Acts 1977, No. 652, p. 1102, §3.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021