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Law & Ethics continuing education series - meets BBS renewal requirements!New member benefit: Legal AdviceOnline CE Series: Suicide Risk Assessment & Education Continuing Education Series


What is the California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)? 

Our organization was designed to protect licensure for counselors in California and to serve newly licensed professional clinical counselors. 

CALPCC leaders are using their relationships in Sacramento and their knowledge of the legislative/advocacy process to ensure the effectiveness and credibility of the LPCC in California.

Who are LPCC?

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors
Business and Professions Code 4999.20

  • More than 144,000 licensed professional counselors in 50 states
  • Provide mental health care to millions of Americans
  • Make up a large percentage of the workforce employed in mental health centers, agencies, and organizations
  • Are reimbursed by managed care organizations and health plans
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) considers LPCCs to be on par with LMFTs and LCSWs. 
  • Are reimbursed by managed care organizations and
    health plans
  • See BBS License Population report for FY 2022-2023

New! Exclusively for members:

Free and Discounted Online CE Courses

Please log in and visit the member dashboard for access.

New Peer Consultation Groups  

We're running both ongoing and drop-in peer consultation groups, available to members only. For info and access, please log in and visit the member dashboard.

Hot Jobs

Members-only job board

Upcoming CALPCC Events



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Why Join CALPCC?

Here are some of our membership benefits!

  • Connections with other LPCCs 
  • Job listings, peer consultation and telehealth resources
  • Updates on matters of interest to LPCCs, PCCIs, students and applicants
  • Representation of LPCCs at BBS committee and board meetings and other mental health meetings
  • Advocacy through lobbyists in Sacramento to represent LPCC interests
  • Monitoring of other bills that could impact the LPCC license
  • Personalized email responses to questions through the application process and beyond
  • Information on counseling services, such as professional liability insurance, continuing education providers and conferences
  • Conferences and workshops
  • Promotion of the LPCC to the mental health community, the public, employers and insurance companies.
  • Local gatherings of members by geographical area
  • Discounts on conference and courses!
  • Access to expert on private practice

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Not a Member?

Check out our resources about the LPCC in our public FAQs!

continuing education - online catalog

Both members and non-members  can take our online courses!

explore: calpcc education | Continuing Education Catalog... and earn 1 free CEU!

Note that CALPCC-issued CEUs are applicable only to California-licensed counselors (LPCCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, or LEPs) as required by the BBS.

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