CA BBS CE – Board of Behavioral Sciences
CA BBS CE REQUIREMENTS
|REQUIRED FOR ALL RENEWALS IN 2021 AND 2022|
|√||√||√||√||Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention (6 hours) Note: Can also be completed via supervised training and can be any age- see Business and Professions Code (BPC) sections 4980.396 (LMFT), 4989.23 (LEP), 4996.27 (LCSW) and 4999.66 (LPCC)|
|REQUIRED FOR FIRST RENEWAL ONLY|
|√||√||√||HIV/AIDS (7 hours) per Title 16 California Code of Regulations (16CCR) § 1887.3 (c)|
|√||Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting (7 hours) per 16CCR § 1807.2|
|√||Alcoholism and Other Chemical Substance Abuse Dependency (15 hours) per 16CCR § 1810|
|REQUIRED FOR EVERY RENEWAL|
|√||√||√||√||Law and Ethics (6 hours) per 16CCR § 1887.3 (d)|
|Overall Hours:||All licensees are required to complete the MINIMUM of 18 hours of Continuing Education (CE) for their first renewal. An LEP may be required to complete more hours due to their particular requirements. All subsequent renewals have a requirement of 36 hours.|
|Dual Licensees:||If you have a LMFT or LCSW license in addition to your LEP or LPCC license, you may apply CE hours to both licenses if the course meets all CE requirements and the subject matter relates to both scopes of practice.|
|Courses Taught:||You may claim credit for teaching a course. You will receive the same amount of hours as a course attendee would receive. However, you can only claim credit for teaching a course one time during a single renewal period.
1 Semester Unit = 15 CE hours 1 Quarter Unit = 10 CE hours
|Supervisors:||Supervisors of Associate Clinical Social Workers, Associate Marriage and Family Therapists, MFT Trainees or Associate Professional Clinical Counselors may apply supervisor course training hours to CE requirements as long as the training has been taken from an acceptable CE provider.|
For detailed CA BBS clinical supervision requirements click here: CA BBS Clinical Supervision CE Requirements
NEW CALIFORNIA BBS LAWS COMING 2023!
On or after July 1, 2023, applicants for licensure and current licensees (before their first renewal after January 1, 2023) are required to complete three (3) hours of training or coursework in the provision of mental health services via telehealth. For more information visit the BBS FAQs.
Continuing Education in Law & Ethics for Registered Associates
Effective January 1, 2023, the BBS will require registered associates to complete a minimum of three (3) hours of CE on law and ethics during each registered associate’s renewal period (annually) regardless of whether they have passed the California Law & Ethics exam. For more information visit the BBS FAQs.
12-Hour L&E Course No Longer Required
Effective January 1, 2023, registered associates who have failed the California law and ethics examination no longer need to take a 12-hour course in California law and ethics in order to take the exam again in their next renewal period. For more information visit the BBS FAQs.
Aspira Continuing Education offers each of the courses listed above required for CA BBS CE renewal
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