Utah: Division of Professional Licensing to study requirements for life coaches

Reg of New Professions, Sunrise Reviews,

Following the highly publicized case of Jodi Hildebrandt and Ruby Franke, the Utah Division of Professional Licensing will study a proposal to regulate life coaches. DOPL will consider the harm of unregulated practice, the scope of practice, and the requirements for safe practice before making recommendations for a bill in the next legislative session. 

A separate bill in this session would increase the number of direct client hours and direct observation requirements to become a fully licensed therapist as well as establish criminal background check requirements for the profession.

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