Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Information for Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) and
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) applicants.

  • 6-year Life Span
    • Registrations issued by the Board are valid for a 6-year period (five renewals)
    • Registrants who have not completed all hours of supervised experience within the 6-year life span must apply for a subsequent registration number to continue the path toward licensure
    • Many registrants apply for a second (or third, etc.) registration number to gain additional supervised work experience or for employment purposes
  • Private Practice and Professional Corporation Settings
    • Registrants with a subsequent registration number cannot work in a private practice or a professional corporation setting. There are no exceptions.
  • Examination Requirements
    • Applicants must PASS the LPCC California Law and Ethics Exam before a subsequent registration can be issued.
  • APCC Subsequent Registration Application

The list below identifies California schools with LPCC programs which have been evaluated by the Board. At the time of evaluation, these programs were found to meet the LPCC licensure requirements, pursuant to California Business and Professions Code (BPC) §4999.33, for students who began graduate studies on or after August 1, 2012.

Since schools occasionally change program curriculum and course descriptions, the list below may not reflect these changes. Please contact the school directly to ensure that the degree program meets the educational requirements for licensure. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the applicant to comply with all requirements for licensure.

The Board does not publish a list of schools with LPCC programs, which are based outside of California, online or otherwise.