New CEU Requirement for CA licensees

The Governor just signed AB 1779 which requires that all licensees and people getting a license for therapy in CA get three hours of coursework in Providing Telehealth effective July 1, 2023. If you completed such a course in the past find the certificate and make sure it is in your CEU packet for the year starting July 1, 2023. If you are audited after 2023 you will need to provide documentation that you took this coursework. Here is the BBS FAQ on this requirement. 

There are some new legal and ethical requirements for associate registrants. Each year before you renew your registration you must take 3 hours of CA Law and Ethics coursework. If you fail the Law and Ethics exam you will no longer have to take a 12 hours Law and Ethics class before you take the exam again. Here is the BBS FAQ’s on this. 

The BBS also implemented AB 1758 which, is in regards to, the Supervision of Applicants for Licensure via Videoconferencing. Effective August 29, 2022, supervision can now be via video. Here are the FAQ’s on that. 

The entire law can be found here.