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 less than two years on the first date of experience claimed, attach out-of-state
license information.” Note that only the Option 1 (New Requirements) forms were updated and the Option 2 forms have been removed from the BBS site. TYH will continue to produce the Option 2 forms until December 31, 2021.
The weekly summary forms were changed from 8 rows with the weeks as column headers to 5 rows with the weeks as row headers. Note that only the Option 1 (New Requirements) forms were updated and the Option 2 forms have been removed from the BBS site. TYH will continue to produce the Option 2 forms until December 31, 2021.
Example of new Option 1 LMFT Weekly Summary Form
Four of the COVID-19 waivers have been extended by the BBS:
- renewal requirements – extended to Oct 31, 2020
- L&E Exam requirement for subsequent registrations – extended to Oct 31, 2020
- face-to-face supervision – extended to Nov 2, 2020
- practicum enrollment – (date has not been updated by the BBS but they have stated that the waiver has been extended)
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A new law affects individuals graduating on or after January 1, 2020. These applicants may only count post-degree hours of experience gained under the “90-day rule” if the workplace required the applicant to complete Live Scan fingerprinting prior to gaining those hours. Make sure you retain a copy of your completed employer-required Live Scan Fingerprint Form in order to count post-degree hours logged before issuance of
your Associate registration. If you fail to submit that form with your application you will not be able to count any of the post-degree hours logged prior to receipt of your associate number. Learn More
The BBS has changed the way they calculate the license expiration date for licensees who receive their license on or after May 23, 2018. Going forward the method used to calculate the initial expiration date for new licensees is simply two years in the future on the last day of the month the license was issued (the month of birth is no longer used for the calculation). The CE requirements have not changed (18 required during first renewal period and 36 required for all subsequent renewals). TYCEUs has been updated to reflect this change.
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.