California Counselors Continuing Education Requirements And License Renewal

Meet your California counselor CE requirements with ease. If you'd like a refresher on what's needed to renew your license, see the requirements below.

12 Mandatory Hours
24 Elective Hours
36 Total Hours

Here's what you need to renew your California Behavioral Health : Counselor license.

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Behavioral Health : Counselor licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

California Counselors: Counselor

Total Hours Required: 36
Mandatory Hours: 12
Elective Hours: 24
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

Mandatory subjects:

  • 6 hours - Law and Ethics
  • 6 hours - Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention
  • 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
Address: 1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200 Sacrament, 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.