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May 25

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 … Continued

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April 23

Proposed Amendment to AB-462 April 2021

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 to expand their scope of practice to assess or treat couples or families … Continued

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April 13

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 … Continued

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April 13

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 … Continued

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March 17

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 … Continued

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February 16

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 … Continued

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January 13

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 … Continued

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December 17

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 … Continued

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November 20

California LMFT Option 2

What if I am unable to complete my 3,000 total hours by December 31, 2020, but I want to be evaluated under Option 2 (old requirements)? On Friday, May 15 the BBS hosted a Facebook Live event and stated that if you are unable to complete the Option 2 requirements by December 31, 2020 as … Continued

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October 21

BBS Fee Increase for 2021

The BBS has announced that they will be increasing their fees on January 1, 2021.  Learn More by reading the FAQ released by the BBS.  

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