CPCS Re-certification Application Form

CPCS Recertification Guidelines for 2020 


Recertification deadline is September 30, 2020 via the on-line process only

CPCS EXAM  (be sure and login FIRST) then click this link CLICK HERE

Recertification Requirements


CPCS Re-certification Application Fee:

  • Recertification is biennial: DUE by September 30 of even years (2020, 2022, 2024)  Same as your LPC license.
  • Late Fee - $25.00 (if submitted October 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020)
  • Reinstatement Fee: Subject to change-based on the licensing board rule.
    • Once Certification has expired and the Late Fee Period has passed (Dec. 31, 2020), you will have to submit a Re-Activation application (this follows licensing board rule S.O.S. 295)


CPCS Annual Maintenance Fee:

  • Supports the administration of the certification program, including monthly reports to the Licensing Board about compliance, answering and resolving supervision questions/issues, and audits
  • Current Clinical Member of LPCA -- included in Clinical Membership
  • Non-Member -- $75.00 per year (in addition to recertification application fee)


CPCS Recertification Examination - CPCS Supervisors must pass a recertification exam consisting of multiple-choice questions related to essential counseling supervision knowledge.  The exam is an open book, with no time limit.   LINK TO EXAM 

  • Current Clinical Member of LPCA -- included in Clinical Membership
  • Non-Member -- $25.00 per year


CPCS Recertification Options

  • Option A: (MUST provide CE copies)
    • Attended 12 CEs in Clinical Supervision workshops with at least 3 hours in Supervision Ethics
  • Option B: (MUST provide CE copies and presentation documentation)
    • Presented at least 6 CE instructional hours of Clinical Supervision Workshop(s) AND Attended 6 CEs in Clinical Supervision workshops with at least 3 hours in Supervision Ethics
  • Option C: (Initial CPCS certification granted)
    • You do not have a CE requirement your first CPCS cycle
    • BUT you do need to fill out the Re-Certification form verify Ethical compliance
    • CE's from the initial CPCS application are used, so as to not create an undue financial hardship.  The Georgia Composite Board uses a similar policy when you receive your first license.


CPCS Recertification CE Guidelines:  Review the Licensing Board Rule 135-9 on what are acceptable CEs  (must fall within the LPC Scope of Practice O.C.G.A. 43-10A)

  • CEs must be obtained between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2020
  • Valid CEs must have some description of clinical supervision content listed in the objectives on the certificate.
  • Minimum of 3 hours must be in Supervision Ethics content
  • Workshops CANNOT be about administrative supervision (such as related to the running of a business, organization or agency)
  • NO: Addiction, AAMFT, social work, and Leadership “superior at work” workshops do not count towards CPCS certification/recertification
  • NO:  Workshops that are not about clinical counseling supervision
  • NO:  Courses completed in a degree program (MA/MS, EdS, PhD)
  • NO home study CEs are accepted
  • Click to see the list of CE's that are not accepted 

Online CEs:

  • 1/3 of the CE's required for renewal may be obtained online (electronically delivered).
    • Option A:  4 CEs maximum
    • Option B:  2 CEs maximum
  • Check out the "Unrecognized CE Providers" before taking any online supervision programs. The providers on that page will not be accepted

Ethics CEs:

  • ALL Supervision Ethics CEs must be face-to-face, in-person.  
  • The Ga Composite Board doesn't recognize any form of online Ethics related workshop as "in-person"

PLEASE NOTE: Effective October 1, 2019, coursework to meet the requirement(s) for CPCS certification/recertification must be obtained within three (3) years of application submission


Current GA LPC License:

 Provide a copy of your current license that displays "Public Board Orders" (not the wallet card or wall certificate) 


NOTE: CPCS Maintenance fees for all non LPCA members are due yearly. Unpaid CPCS fees will result in late fees, in addition to a “Cease and Desist” letter from using the CPCS, if not paid in a timely manner.