Licensure Preparation


The Department of Counseling is a 63-unit clinical mental health counseling program designed to prepare students to meet licensure requirements in the state of California for the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) credentials. Students should note that licensure requirements extend beyond the M.S. degree including registration as an Associate, 3,000 supervised hours in no less than two years, and passing official examinations. It is the student’s responsibility to keep informed about licensure requirements, as they are subject to change annually. An authoritative source of information is on the BBS website and is called the Board of Behavioral Sciences Statutes and Regulations Relating to the Practice of Professional Clinical Counselors; Marriage and Family Therapy; Educational Psychology; Clinical Social Work.


For further information, write to:

Board of Behavioral Sciences
1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200,
Sacramento, California 95834

or call them at:

(916) 574-7830

Or visit the BBS websiteOpens in new window .