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Delay in approving BBS LMFT Clinical Exam Applications
The BBS is currently reviewing LMFT Clinical Exam applications that were submitted the last week of December 2020. As applicants wait over 5 months for a letter from the BBS many are wondering why it is taking so long. Why are AMFTs waiting over 5 months for their applications to be reviewed? In the month … ContinuedContinue reading >
My supervisor is refusing to sign my hours. What do I do?
Ideally, as you go through your supervised experience for California licensure, you’ll have your supervisor sign your Weekly Summary of Hours of Experience each week. That way, if something happens to the supervisor, you have strong documentation of the hours of experience you had gained up to that point. But what happens when a supervisor … ContinuedContinue reading >
Should you include buffer hours when submitting hours for licensure?
One of the most often-asked questions prelicensed therapists ask happens just as they hit the proverbial finish line: 3,000 hours of supervised experience (or whatever specific number their state board requires). They’re getting ready to submit their hours of supervised experience to their licensure board for review, and they wonder: Should I go above and … ContinuedContinue reading >
Approved Amendment to AB-462 April 2021
Update 11/1/2021 – AB462 passed with an effective date of January 1, 2022. Assembly Bill 462 (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Act) is currently making its way through the legislative process. If the bill passes through the legislature and is signed by the Governor, APCCs will no longer be required to meet additional requirements in order … ContinuedContinue reading >
NY LCSW (NYSED) Licensure FAQs
Below are answers to FAQs related to seeking licensure as an Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York. TrackYourHours applies to NYSED rules to your hours as you log them and alerts you whenever there is a potential issue. TrackYourHours also assists you with completing the state required forms that document your supervised experience. How … ContinuedContinue reading >
NY LMHC (NYSED) Licensure FAQs
Below are answers to FAQs related to seeking licensure as an Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. TrackYourHours applies to NYSED rules to your hours as you log them and alerts you whenever there is a potential issue. TrackYourHours also assists you with completing the state required forms that document your supervised experience. How … ContinuedContinue reading >
Why is it beneficial for a pre-licensee to complete continuing education courses? (California AMFTs, APCCs and ASWs)
Although you are not required to complete continuing education courses until you are licensed, these courses are a great way for pre-licensed clinicians to earn additional hours of experience and expand their knowledge and skills. In addition, as of January 1, 2021 there is a new Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention requirement that can be … ContinuedContinue reading >
How do I log continuing education credits when I am pre-licensed?
Until you are licensed as an LMFT, LPCC or LCSW, continuing education hours do not technically count as CEs. Continuing education hours should be logged in the category of workshops and trainings. The BBS does not require you to submit or retain any documentation of the training. As long as your supervisor approves the training … ContinuedContinue reading >
New 2021 BBS Forms
The BBS has released new experience verification and weekly summary forms dated January 1, 2021. The experience verification forms have only one minor change on page 1. “*If licensed in California for less than two years on the first date of experience claimed, provide out-of-state license information.” was changed to “*If licensed in California for … ContinuedContinue reading >
Six Year Rule
What is the 6-year rule? California Associates may only claim hours earned within 6 years of the date they submit their application for examination and licensure. The only exception to this rule is that AMFTs may claim up to 500 pre-degree practicum hours in the categories of counseling and supervision (other categories may not be … ContinuedContinue reading >
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