CPCS Re-certification PROCESS

Are you ready to recertify?

YES (see 3- Steps below)

No (need help)

Don't Know (what do I need to do?)

STEP 1: Do you have all of the CEs?

YES (move to STEP 2) 

No (need more CEs click here)

Don't Know what CEs I need?  

STEP 2  Login and Take the Quiz Click Here

Take your time. It is open book and untimed quiz

STEP 3  Complete the Recertification Application 


Hints on fast processing application:   You will need an electronic version of any document you want to upload. There are 2 options

Take a clear photograph of the certificate on your cellphone, email the photograph to your personal email and save the photograph to your computer.

Have the paper document scanned as an electronic file.

  • You can use your home printer if it has a scan option
  • Take it to any store that offers scanning services. You can bring a portable flash drive to save the electronic file on or email the scanned document to yourself.


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: For Non-Members ONLY $75.00 per year. 

  • 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 GuidelinesReview 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)

TO RE-CERTIFY you need CEs, take the quiz, know your LPC license number,  fill out the CPCS Re-certification application.  

  • CEs must be obtained between October 1, 2017 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). Must be SUPERVISON workshops 
    • 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)   http://verify.sos.ga.gov/verification/   (you should also look up your supervisee if they are LAPCs) 


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.