Application Processing

Prior to mailing any application (registration application, examination application, license renewal, etc.) to the Board, we strongly encourage all individuals to review their application and verify the application is complete and includes all required forms and appropriate fees. A completed application provides the best opportunity to avoid delays in approving the applicant for the licensure examination and any lapses in licensure that may affect licensees' current employment.

The Board recently transitioned to a new database system. The "BreEZe" database system includes the ability for submitting various applications online, which we will be implementing in a staggered basis. To see the implementation timeline, check out our "Pathway to Breeze" information!

We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this time. For the week of July 28, 2014, staff is working on applications received during the week(s) noted below.

Application Date *
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern Registration Application July 6, 2014
Associate Social Worker Registration Application June 23, 2014
Professional Clinical Counselor Intern Registration Application June 12, 2014
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Examination Eligibility Applications December 10, 2013
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Examination Eligibility Applications December 31, 2013
Licensed Educational Psychologist Examination Eligibility Applications July 14, 2014
Continuing Education Provider Application July 9, 2014

* Processing times are dependent upon the number of vacancies within the specific unit and the volume of applications received.

Stay Informed of Important Law Changes

The BBS provides a number of resources in its Forms and Publications section to assist you in understanding licensing requirements, including student handbooks, guides to supervision, and answers to most frequently asked questions. An excellent resource for staying informed of changes to BBS licensing requirements is the BBS Email Subscriber list. Consider signing up to stay informed!

Email questions to BBSWebMaster@dca.ca.gov