Apply To Be A CPCS


GUIDELINES

(Please read the Guidelines-its short and easy, and will help get you get your application processed faster) 

ARE YOU ATTENDING THE CONVENTION CPCS TRACK?  Click here for the special application

ONLINE CPCS Application CLICK HERE

 The CPCS Application form is available online 

Please allow up to 7-10 days for a completed application to be reviewed (i.e., application, documentation, personal references, etc.)

Please make sure your personal references are mailed to:  

LPCA CPCS, 3091 Governors Lake Dr. NW, STE 570, Norcross, GA 30071

LPCACPCS@gmail.com  

 

How to become a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS)

 

1.  Meet and Complete the Requirements:  (http://www.LPCAGA.org click Supervisor tab for a drop-down menu of very detailed information on all the requirements. Read frequently asked questions here: CPCS FAQs
 
2.  Fill out the CPCS application
 
3.  Have your Professional Reference mail their forms to the CPCS Committee. Address below. 
 
 
State Requirements:
 
Who can be a CPCS Based on GA Composite Board Rules ? ? ? 

Be licensed in Georgia as LPC

(O.C.G.A. 43-10A and Board Rules 135-5-.02)

*Use the Degree you applied for Licensure.
READ THE RULES www.sos.ga.gov

Must be GA LPC for at least:*

3 (Three) years with a Master’s degree,

2 (Two) years with an EdS, or

1 (One) year with a Doctoral degree

If licensed as a Supervisor in the state you are transferring from: (Rule 135-5-0.1 and 135-5.02)

Must be LPC or LMHC or LPCC, etc:

Must apply with the Licensing board for special exemption. Contact the State for more info: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43

 

 Proof of Supervision Training (3 options):

 

Option A: * Preferred Method

 

 

*24 LPCA or NBCC approved CE workshops in clinical supervision training.  

MUST provide proof of each of the required segments: 

 Foundation, Models, Legal/Ethics, and Specialty*

 Up to 1/3 of the hours can be distance learning

 NOT ACCEPTED:  Addiction Supervision or AAMFT training.

See the Website for full list www.LPCAGA.org 

Option B:

 

Graduate level coursework in supervision from accredited counselor preparation program Masters/EdS/ or PhD program within the last five(5) years. AND 12 CE hours in Clinical Supervision training (must contain Legal/Ethic training)

Practicum / Internships do not count

Option C:

 

Clinical Supervisor Credential (NBCC/CCE ACS or state certified-currently)

Addiction certification not accepted       AAMFT supervisor not excepted.

 

 Total hours for initial approval as a CPCS:  24 hours (see below required category)

 

*YOUR CE Certificates must show that the items below are covered in the training.

 

Content Areas  (4 sections) 

Within this topic area, the following must be addressed in some manner (Objectives)

Foundations of Supervision 

6 hours minimum

  • Definition and Role of Supervision
  • The Supervisory Relationship
  • Supervision Models and Approaches 

Methods of Supervision

6 hours minimum 

  • Structure of Supervision
  • Supervision Techniques
  • Evaluation of Supervisees

Legal and Ethical Issues in Supervision

6 hours minimum

  • Licensure Requirements
  • Ethical Issues in Counseling and Supervision
  • Legal Issues in Counseling and Supervision

Specialized/Advanced Techniques in Supervision 

6 hours recommended completing the required 24 CE hours.

Suggested Topics:  Developmental differences such as theoretical orientation, cultural differences, difficulties with supervisees, discipline policies and due process, transference and counter -transference.  Genograms, Case Scenarios, Telemental Health Supervision. (but NOT Telemental Heath w/o the supervision)

 

CPCS Related Fees 

CPCS FEES  (Click Here for more detail)

The CPCS Application 

Non-Clinical Member of LPCA:    $ 149.00 

LPCA active Clinical Member:       $ -0- included with clinical membership 

 

CPCS Yearly Maintenance Fee-due every September 

Non-Clinical Member of LPCA:    $ 75.00 per year 

LPCA active Clinical Member:       $ -0- included with clinical membership 

  

CPCS Re-Certification 

Non-Clinical Member of LPCA:    $ 75.00 

LPCA active Clinical Member:       $ -0- included with clinical membership

 

Re-Certification Due 2018, 2020, 2022, 2024, etc. 

Certification is valid for 2 years and must be renewed by September 30, on even years. 

This is tied to the License Renewal schedule.