The state of California has always required its clinical practitioners to complete continuing education (CE) requirements in order to maintain their license. Soon, the state will require an additional CE class from new and active clinicians. Beginning on January 1, 2020 for California psychologists and January 1, 2021 for other licensed clinicians, such as MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCs, clinicians must complete six hours of suicide risk assessment and intervention training.
Given California’s need for social workers, many people are considering a career in this field. However, the process of becoming a social worker in California can appear confusing to someone just beginning. In this article we hope to demystify the process for you, breaking down the various steps a person needs to follow to become a LCSW in California.