FAQ: Questions About Dual Licensure
Please also see Dual Licensure
If I am already licensed as LMFT, can I apply for the LPCC and hold two licenses?
Yes, if you are currently licensed as a LMFT or a LCSW, and you can meet the education requirements for the LPCC, you can apply by December 31, 2011 to be grandparented into the LPCC through grandparenting application 1 A. You will need to pass a "gap" exam on the differences between the practice of professional counselors and either social work or marriage and family therapy, whichever applies to you. You will have 12 months from the date of your letter of deficiencies to make up any allowable courses and to pass the "gap" exam.
I am a MFT Intern and what if I do not get my license in time to meet the December 31st deadline?
If you are not licensed by the December 31st deadline, you cannot use the grandparenting path 1 A described above. However, you can apply as a non-licensed person through grandparenting path 1 B, use your MFT supervised hours and take the LPCC exams. You would need to meet the LPCC education requirements. You will have 12 months from the date of your letter of deficiencies to
make up any allowable courses and to pass the LPCC exams.
If I have met the education requirements for both the MFT and the LPCC licenses, can I apply my supervised hours to both licenses?
Yes, you must register separately for each internship and meet the education and supervision requirements for each license. If you apply and get approved for both internships at the same time, you can start applying hours at the same time. If you decide to register for a second license after you have started the first internship, you can apply for the second internship and start double counting hours from the time you are registered for the second license.