CPCS Requirements

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Requirements for the CPCS:

  • Licensure as an LPC in Georgia
  • The certification requires that the LPC has been held in GA for a certain period of time. (This policy is independent of the GA Composite Board Rules). The period of time is solely determined by the graduate degree that was used to obtain the LPC, even if a higher degree was later obtained. 
    • 3 years with a Master's degree
    • 2 years with a Specialist degree
    • 1 year with a Doctoral degree
  • Application fee of $150.00 **   
    • Note: This fee is waived if you are a current Clinical member of LPCA.
  • Training Requirements -- there are 3 options, please review the CPCS application for detailed information. 
  • Two (2) Professional References from Georgia Licensed Clinicians (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, Licensed Psychologist, Psychiatrist).
  • Please allow up to 7-10 days from the receipt of your completed application & your payment for the CPCS Committee to complete the review.  You will be emailed once the review is processed. 
  • The certification is valid for 2 years and must be recertified by Sept. 30 of even-numbered years (regardless of when the certification was issued). This correlates with the LPC renewal cycle established by the Ga Composite Board. 
Application: Online CLICK HERE  or  MS Word DOC  or PDF (Revised 08-7-2017)
Application Submissions:

Application Payments:

  • Application fee is $150.00 for nonmembers. 
  • The application fee is waived for current LPCA Clinical Members
  • Contact LPCA to make application payment, 770-449-4547.