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Approval in California

California Board of Behavioral Sciences

  • Provider
    • APA provider
    • ASWB ACE 1020
    • NBCC 5951
  • 36 CE credit hours required every 2 years — All 36 may be earned with Addiction Counselor CE.
CBBS has special CE requirements. Those requirements are listed below.

Applies To:

  • California Social Workers
  • California Counselors
  • California Marriage & Family Therapists

Addiction Counselor CE home study courses meet qualifications for continuing education credit for MFT’s and/or LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. maintains responsibility for the courses.

All our distant learning (online/homestudy) courses are considered “interactive” and available for your 36 credit hours.

Effective January 1, 2021, California requires 6 credits are required in suicide risk and assessment. This is a one time requirement.

All licensees, must certify completion of continuing education on their renewal application. Random CE audits ensure compliance. If audited, you will receive a letter from the Board requesting copies of your continuing education certificates or course documentation as proof of compliance.

Board Contact Info

Board of Behavioral Sciences
Phone: 916-574-7830

View All Courses CBBS accepts individual courses only. Currently 313 of our courses are available for social workers, counselors, and marriage & family therapists licensed by CBBS. These are just a few examples!

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We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

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