Understanding the Options - The Grandparenting Licensure Path
LPCC "Grandparenting" Period Has Ended
The LPCC "Grandparenting" period is over and the Board is no longer accepting "grandparenting" applications. If you submitted your application on time but have deficiencies, including deficient documentation, then the Board's evaluator will notify you of this deficiency and you will have one year from the date of this notification to remediate these deficiencies and submit the required documentation.
CAUTION: This licensure path is different from the "Traditional" path. Please thoroughly review the licensure information on this Web site and be sure to read the BBS statutes and regulations for LPCC licensure requirements.
Missing Education or Experience Hours? Still Need to Take an Exam?
That's okay. You have one year from the date you receive a deficiency letter from BBS to remediate these deficiencies, including passage of all required examinations. HOWEVER, you will not be issued a license until you complete all of the requirements and submit a complete initial license application with the necessary fee.
WHAT IS A DEFICIENCY NOTICE AND WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS?
All applicants will receive a deficiency notice as part of the grandparenting process. The deficiency notice will list documents that are missing from your file, courses that do not qualify, missing units, etc. You will be given the option to provide additional documentation that would clear up the deficiencies. Such documentation MUST be received within one year from the date of your deficiency notice.
IMPORTANT NOTE: EXAMINATIONS ARE AN APPLICATION REQUIREMENT AND THEREFORE A LACK OF A PASSING SCORE IS CONSIDERED A DEFICIENCY. All examinations must be passed within one year from the date of your initial deficiency notice. Examinations can be taken prior to remediating other deficiencies, but not until the applicant receives notice of examination eligibility.
RECEIVE A DEFICIENCY NOTICE AND HAVE QUESTIONS? Refer to the "Deficiency Letter Questions" in the LPCC FAQs
The following provides information on the different grandparenting application requirements: