BBS update: Elimination of Additional Requirements to Assess or TreatCouples and Families and Elimination of Requirement for 150 Hours of Clinical Experience in a Hospital or Community Mental Health Setting
With the passage of AB 462 (Chapter 440, Statutes of 2021), the following LPCC-related requirements are removed:
- The requirement that applicants for LPCC licensure must gain at least 150 hours of clinical experience in a hospital or community mental health setting; and
- The requirement that LPCCs must complete additional specified education (6 semester or 9 quarter units, or a named specialization/emphasis in marriage and family therapy), supervised experience (500 hours working directly with couples, families, or children), and continuing education (6 hours specific to marriage and family therapy each renewal cycle) in order to assess or treat couples or families.
This becomes effective on January 1, 2022.
See BBS FAQ document