Applications for the LPCC in California

Applications are available on the Board of Behavioral Sciences website.

Applicants are advised not to call the BBS to ask if their application has been received. Following are ways to know if the BBS has received your application:
  1. Include a self-addressed envelope or post card (on top of your application), which the BBS will return to you and you will know that they have received your application packet.  You could also mail your packet in a manner that includes tracking.
  2. An indication that the BBS has received your application is when they cash your check.  

Applications for those with a California degree: 

Intern Application:  This application is appropriate for those who have completed degrees in California and are applying for a registration number, so they can complete their 3,000 hours of supervised practice over a two-year period.   bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/lpc/pci_app.pdf

Exam Eligibility Application:  This application is for counselors who have completed all the education requirements and gained all supervised experience in California and are ready to take the NCMHCE.  It is not for those who have any out-of-state experience or licensure.  http://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/lpc/lpc_app_st.pdf

Applications for those with an out-of-state degree who apply on or after January 1, 2016:  

Intern Application:  This application is for those who were a resident of another state, while earning a degree from an institution in another state.    http://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/lpc/pcci_app_oos_01012016.pdf 

Application for Licensure and Examination:  This application is for counselors with an out-of-state degree or license.   http://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/lpc/lpc_app_oos_01012016.pdf

Request for Initial License Issuance

Submit this form after all requirements have been met, including passage of exams:  http://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/lpc/37A-679_lpcc_initial_license.pdf

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