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New BBS Waiver: Order Extending Eligibility Period to Retake Examinations

New BBS Waiver: Order Extending Eligibility Period to Retake Examinations

From the Board of Behavioral Sciences of California:

Order Extending Eligibility Period to Retake Examinations for Marriage Family Therapist, Educational Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, and Professional Clinical Counselor Applicants

On March 4, 2020, the Governor proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist in California as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 to make additional ..Read More…

CA Board Of Behavioral Sciences Announces New Waivers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Board of Behavioral Sciences has been granted two more waivers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Law & Ethics Exam requirement for Subsequent Number approval – https://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/law_ethics_exam_waiver_faq.pdf

Practicum Enrollment Requirement for MFT trainees – https://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/practicum_waiver.pdf

You can find these along with all other COVID19 waivers on our home page in the red box, https://www.bbs.ca.gov/

REMINDER: BBS Standards Of Practice For Telehealth Services

Lately we have been fielding questions regarding what the standards are according to the Board of Behavioral Sciences for offering telehealth services in California. In order to make this widely and readily available, we’re publicizing the most recent regulations for social workers to access easily.

Please click on this link to read the ..Read More…

BBS Accepting Electronic Transcripts And Education Verification Forms

From the Board Of Behavioral Sciences:

Many schools/universities now have the capability to electronically submit your transcripts and education verification forms (Form A & B) directly to the Board. When preparing to submit your application to the Board, please consult with your school/university to determine whether the school is able to submit documents electronically ..Read More…

Announcement From BBS Regarding Upcoming Exams

Our testing vendor, Pearson Vue, announced that effective today and continuing until April 16, 2020,  all Pearson Vue owned examination sites will be closed due the concerns related to the COVID-19.   The Pearson Vue owned sites are the only sites we use for BBS examinations.  Pearson Vue will contact the scheduled candidates to provide them ..Read More…

RECAP: Recent BBS Announcements Regarding New Requirements Starting in 2020

As we prepare for 2020, BBS has made a few announcements in the last few weeks in regards to new laws going into effect starting January 1st. We’ve provided this easy-to-access recap with links for the most important recent announcements. Check it out:

On November 22, 2019, the Board of Behavioral Sciences announced the addition ..Read More…