A portion of today’s email from NorCATA’s secretgarden:
CALIFORNIA’S GOVERNOR SIGNS the COUNSELOR LICENSURE BILL!
SB 788 BECOMES LAW IN CALIFORNIA
After seven years and three bills, CCCL is proud to announce that its third bill has been approved by California’s Legislature and signed into law by its Governor. This would not have been possible without the dedicated counselors and graduate students throughout the state, and the state and national organizations that support professional counseling.
January 1, 2010: The bill becomes law and the Board of Behavioral Sciences then has the responsibility for developing the rules and regulations to implement the bill and it will gear up to accept LPCC applications.
January 1, 2011: Applications for grandparenting and reciprocity will be available through the Board of Behavioral Sciences. These requirements are posted now on CCCL’s website, caccl.org, under Licensure Requirements.
January 1, 2012: Applications for regular licensure will be available for those not eligible for grandparenting or reciprocity. These requirements are posted now on CCCL’s website, caccl.org, under Licensure Requirements.
CCCL will continually update its website, as information becomes available on providers of required coursework, and administration of required examinations.