Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, CPCS 


     

Pre-Requisites and Requirements  for CPCS, Clinical Supervision Certification

Must be licensed as an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for 3 years.

STEP 1:  Licensed in GA as an LPC for a MINIMUM of 3 years prior to attending training for the CPCS credential.  Rule 135-5-.02 *See below for exemptions and DETAILS.  (the time as an APC does not count towards the 3 years)

STEP 2:  Complete Required Training Course.   No coursework will be accepted dated before the 3 year mark as an LPC.

  • 30 Hours of Clinical Supervision Training Course*
  • CE workshop(s) Training(s) approved by LPCAGA
  • NBCC and CE Broker course providers will be reviewed for compliance. Will result in a delay in processing
  • All CEs must be from the same Trainer/same company. 
  • All Training MUST be earned within 2 years from the date of the application.
  • Trainings (CEs) MUST be SYNCHRONOUS. GA Licensing Rule - 135.9
  • CCALP recommends 1 year (12 sessions) of documented supervision of supervision by a qualified trainer (recommended not required)
  • COURSEWORK submitted before three (3) years licensed as an LPC WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
  • CHECK THE Weblink of UNRECOGNIZED CE  Click here for the list of CEs that are NOT accepted

STEP 3: Exam - Open Book, Un-timed. 

STEP 4: Complete the Application

FEES:   Click Here


*Exemptions

DEGREE: Doctoral Degree in Counseling Education/Supervision (completed within 3 years from the date of applying/date of application submission)

  • LPC in GA for one year minimum (Board Rule 135-5-.02)

  • Degree earned within the last three years from the date of application

  • One 6-hour workshop on Laws/Rules
  • One Documentation Workshop
  • Required (Rule 135-11) document at least 3-hours of TeleSupervision training
  • Pass the CPCS exam
  • Pass the Jurisprudence exam

MILITARY:  Special exemption due to the 2-3 years relocation requirement by Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Licensure by Endorsement - If Military or Spouse of Military (Board rule 135-12)
  • LPC in GA for one year AND LPC/LMHC (etc.) for at least 2 years total
  • One 6-hour Laws/Rules Workshop
  • One Documentation Workshop
  • Pass the CPCS exam
  • Pass the Jurisprudence Exam

LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT: (Board Rule 135-3-.04)

  • LPC in GA for one year AND an LPC/LMHC (etc.) for at least 2 years total
  • Complete Training Program
  • Pass the CPCS Exam
  • Pass the Jurisprudence Exam

SUPERVISOR LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT: (Board Rule 135-3-.04) If currently licensed as a Clinical Supervisor in another state and are now fully licensed in GA as an LPC. 

  • LPC in GA for one year AND an LPC/LMHC (etc.) for at least 3 years total

  • One 6-hour Laws/Rules Workshop
  • One Documentation Workshop
  • Pass the CPCS exam
  • Pass the Jurisprudence Exam

CERTIFICATION BY ANOTHER ASSOCIATION, such as NBCC/CCE:

  • Licensed in GA as an LPC for three years
  • One 6-hour Laws/Rules Workshop
  • One Documentation Workshop
  • Pass the CPCS exam
  • Pass the Jurisprudence exam

Questions? 

STEP 1: There are no other special exemptions due to the State of Georgia Licensing Board Rules

STEP 2: If you meet two or more of the special exemptions, please pick the one that suits you best

STEP 3: Please read the State of Georgia Licensing Board Rules

STEP 4: Staff is limited, please note it can take up to 5-7 days to reply to emails

Still have questions?  Please email Info@CCALP.org


Pay Certification Fee



     

Study, and prep before taking the CPCS Exam. 

A Certification Certificate will be emailed and uploaded to you CCALP account.

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