Manage License/Registration

The Board encourages all Licensees and Registrants to renew online. Online renewals are processed instantly through the Board’s BreEZe system. Manual renewals are subject to 4 to 6-week processing times.

  • Active

    An active license or registration is required to practice in the stat of California. To maintain active status, licensees and registrants must:

  • Delinquent

    The law deems a license or registration as delinquent, if it is not renewed by the expiration date. It is illegal to practice with a delinquent license or registration.
    Renewals postmarked after the expiration date of the license or registration must include a delinquent fee. There is no grace period.
    While a license or registration is delinquent, a licensee or registrant MAY NOT:

    • Provide psychotherapy, unless working in an exempt setting;
    • Supervise or sign-off experience; or
    • Collect payment from a client, insurer, or other third-party, for services performed while the license or registration is delinquent.
  • Inactive

    Licensees not practicing have the option to place their license on inactive status. The holder of an inactive license MAY NOT:

    • Provide psychotherapy, unless working in an exempt setting;
    • Supervise or sign-off experience; or
    • Collect payment from a client, insurer, or other third-party, for services performed while the license or registration is delinquent.

    To obtain an inactive license, a licensees must:

    • Submit a complete renewal application;
    • Mark the "Inactive Renewal" box; and
    • Submit the inactive renewal fee.

    An inactive license must be renewed biannually. There is no penalty for having an inactive status. Licensees may renew with an inactive status indefinitely, and no CE is required to renew. Inactive licensees may reactivate at any time by submitting an Inactive to Active License Status Change application, completing the CE required at the time of reactivation, and paying the remainder of the renewal fee.

  • Retired

    Licensees not practicing have the option to place their license on "retired status. The holder of a retired license MAY NOT:

    • Provide psychotherapy, unless working in an exempt setting;
    • Supervise or sign-off experience; or
    • Collect payment from a client, insurer, or other third-party, for services performed while the license or registration is delinquent.

    To obtain a retired license, a licensee must:

    A retired license never has to be renewed. A licensee approved for retired status may only return to active status for up to three (3) years. To return to active status, a retired licensee must complete CE, obtain fingerprint clearance, and submit a Retired to Active License Status Change application and fee. A licensee retired for three (3) years or longer is not eligible for reactivation. To become licensed again, individuals must reapply for a new license, meet all current requirements, and pass the licensing examinations.

  • Cancelled

    A license that is not renewed within three (3) years after its expiration date will be cancelled. To be licensed again, individuals must reapply for a new license, meet all current requirements, and pass the licensing examinations.
    A registration will cancelled after six years from the date of its original issuance and cannot be renewed.

Licensees may request a replacement license, or duplicate certificate, for a $20 fee.

Individuals licensed by the Board, may request an official certification of licensure for a fee.

  • Uses & Information
    • Used to verify licensure to other states and employers
    • Considered legal certification of licensure
    • Includes the following details
      • Name
      • License/Registration number
      • Date originally issued
      • Present status
      • Expiration date
      • Type of supervision required
      • Number of post-grad supervision hours required (if fully licensed)
      • Type of exam taken to become licensed (if fully licensed)
      • Any disciplinary actions
      • Any public records listed
  • Submitting Requests for Certification
    • Must receive certification requests in writing or online via Breeze
    • $25 fee, per certification, payable via check, money order, or by credit card (on Breeze) to “Behavioral Sciences Fund”
    • Request for License or Registration Certification (Form)
    • Allow 4 to 6-weeks for processing
    • Requests will be sent to the address provided (email is the preferred method)
  • Out of State Certifications

    The Board does not fill out other states forms, however our certifications include all pertinent information related to your licensing record.