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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 registranat 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 appliaction;
    • 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
    • Official written document containing the Board's seal
    • Considered legal certification of licensure
    • Includes present status, disciplinary actions, license and exam method, and renewal/expiration information.
  • Submitting Requests for Certification
  • Out of State Certifications

    Documents from other states, requiring the Board’s certification, must include:

    • $25 fee for each form requiring certification
    • The specific address, to which the Board shall forward the certification
    • Allow 4 to 6-weeks for processing