Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors
California became the 50th state to license professional counselors when the Governor signed SB 788 on October 11, 2009. The bill became law on January 1, 2010, applications became available in July 2011 and the first counselors were licensed in January 2012.
The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) regulates the LPCC license. CALPCC is representing professional clinical counselors in the legislature and with the BBS and will keep counselors updated.
Please see the menu item under LPCC for requirements for those who began their graduate work before August 1, 2012 and for those who began their graduate work on or after August 1, 2012.
For California license statistics, please see the BBS License Population report for FY 2022-2023.