Applications for the LPCC in California
Applications are available on the Board of Behavioral Sciences website http://www.bbs.ca.gov under the LPCC.
The BBS continues to clarify the instructions on its applications, so applicants are advised to download the application on the day they intend to complete it
to assure that they are working with the latest version of the application. It is not that earlier versions will be wrong, but that the current version may be clearer.
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:
- Include a self-addressed envelope, which the BBS will return to you and you will know that they have received your application packet.
- An indication that the BBS has received your application is when they cash your check.
Grandparenting Path Applications are no longer available, since the application deadline was December 31, 2011)
Traditional Path Applications
The In-State Traditional Path Application 2 A
www.bbs.ca.gov/lpcc_program/lpcc_traditional.shtmlExam Eligibility 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. Since LPCC intern registration in California become available in 2011, this form will not likely be used until 2013. http://www.bbs.ca.gov/lpcc_program/lpcc_is_traditional_path.shtml
Intern Registration Application
is for applicants who have completed all the education requirements for
California's LPCC and are applying for a registration number, so they
can complete their 3,000 hours of supervised practice over a two-year
period. This form is also used for out-of-state applicants who need to
complete supervised hours in California. http://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/lpc/pci_app.pdf
The Out-of-State Traditional Path Application 2B
www.bbs.ca.gov/lpcc_program/lpcc_oos_path.shtmlExam Eligibility Application
is for counselors licensed in another state for at least two years, or
counselors who have gained any supervised experience in another state.
Those who have no supervised experience, fewer than 3,000 hours of
supervised experience, have 3,000 hours of supervised experience, but no
out-of-state license, have held a license for less than two years (see
other scenarios with the application), must use the Intern Registration
Application described below, to remediate their supervision hours before
they are ready to use this Exam Eligibility Application. http://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/lpc/lpc_app_oos.pdfIntern Registration Application
can be used by out-of-state applicants, who need to register in
California to complete their 3,000 hours of supervised experience, or by
counselors, who have been licensed in another state for less than two
years and need to complete 250 supervised hours in California, as
described above. This is the same form that appears in the In-State
Traditional Path described above. http://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/lpc/pci_app.pdf