California Counselors Continuing Education Requirements and License Renewal

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6 Mandatory Hours
30 Elective Hours
36 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your counselors license in California

This counselors licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. We recommend you contact the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain counselors licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

California Counselors: Counselor

Total Hours Required: 36
Mandatory Hours: 6
Elective Hours: 30
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

Mandatory subjects:

  • 6 hours - Law and Ethics
  • 7 hours - HIV/AIDs required for first time renewal only

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.


No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Phone: 9165747830
Fax: 9165748626
1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200
Sacrament, CA 95834

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.