The BBS is close to allowing triadic supervision (supervision of two supervisees would count as individual supervision, not group). Assembly Bill 93 is on the Governor’s desk. If signed, it would take effect Jan. 1, 2019.
This Friday (February 9, 2018) the BBS will vote on a proposal to eliminate the ability of MFT graduates to claim hours of experience logged between graduation and issuance of their associate registration (currently referred to as the “90-day rule”). This change would also impact LPCC candidates. CAMFT has submitted compromise language that may be considered by the board. We will post an update as soon as a final decision is communicated by the BBS.
UPDATE – The BBS has voted to keep the 90-day rule for those whose employers require them to do Live Scan fingerprinting prior to gaining experience.
Did you know that in 2016 the BBS resumed random continuing education (CE) audits? They randomly select a number of renewing licensees and confirm whether they have met all CE requirements. If you fail a CE audit you can receive a citation and a fine. In the most recent audit 28% of LCSWs and 25% of LMFts failed (Page 8 of Fall 2017 Newsletter). How do you fail a CE audit? According to the BBS the top reasons are:
- Failure to complete the required law and ethics coursework.
- Failure to complete the required number of CE units within the renewal period.
- Completing CE courses from unapproved providers.
In several months we will be launching a new site, TrackYourCEUs. Our mission is to help make your compliance with the CEU requirements as simple as possible. We are designing the site to address the three issues listed above. Learn More