Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS

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Effective January 1, 2018, titles for Marriage and Family Therapist Interns, and Professional Clinical Counselor Interns have changed.

Welcome to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

Protect and serve Californians by setting, communicating, and enforcing standards for safe and competent mental health practice.

All Californians are able to access the highest quality mental health services.

Reminder to Renewing Interns and Associates:

Registrations expiring on or after July 1, 2016, cannot be renewed until the registrant has taken the law & ethics exam (APPLYVIDEO).


Applicants who obtained a subsequent (2nd or 3rd) ASW, IMF, or PCCI registration anytime during 2016, must pass the California Law and Ethics Exam, in order to renew their registration in 2017.

In addition, on or after January 1, 2017, applicants for subsequent ASW, IMF, or PCCI registration must pass the California Law and Ethics Exam, before a subsequent registration may be issued.

LCSW, LMFT, and LPCC:Upcoming License Renewal Fee Increase

LMFT and LPCC:Intern to Associate Title Change FAQ

LPCC:Treating Couples or Families Effective January 1, 2017

To check the most recent information available regarding a license or registration, or to view public documents regarding any actions taken, please check the individuals license/registration status through theDCA License Searchpage.

A link to any available disciplinary documents will be listed below an individuals license status. If the documents are not available for a discipline related matter, pleasecontact the Boards Enforcement Program.

Complaints regarding one of the Boards licensees or registrants may be filed online throughDCA BreEZe Online Services(see theOnline Training Tutorialfor a video demonstration).

Licensees and registrants may also useDCA BreEZe Online Servicesto request a replacement license/registration document, or change their public address of record.

TheManage License/Registrationpage contains additional helpful information for licensees and registrants, on the following:

Board and Committee meetings are open to the public. The Board actively encourages and promotes public participation at its meetings. Active participation by all the Boards constituents is critical to the success of the Boards mission. We hope to see you soon.

Subscribe to the BoardsEmail Subscriber Listto receive notifications for future meetings and meeting materials.Notice Regarding Meeting Materialsprovides information on our subscriber list and meeting materials.

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