Dual LicensureDual Licensure is not required, but it was an option for currently licensed LMFTs and LCSWs through the grandparenting period, which ended December 31, 2011. It is also an option for those currently completing their degrees, if they meet the education, supervision and examination requirements for both licenses.
Options for Interns: Interns may apply supervised hours to both licenses, as long as the supervision requirements for each license are completed. Note that there are some differences in the supervision requirements for each license. Applicants must meet the educational requirements for each license, for which they are applying, before they can be registered. Interns can apply to register as an intern for two licenses at the same time, so all of their hours can be applied toward both licenses. Or, applicants can apply for a second registration any time during their first internship, but hours for the second license will only start to count, once the intern has received the second registration number. Applicants would need to pass the examinations required for each license.
Continuing Education: These hours can be applied to both licenses, as long as they are appropriate topics for each license.