Agency Approvals

Agency Approvals

California Southern University Approvals

California Southern University has been continually licensed to operate and approved to offer undergraduate and post-graduate degrees since 1978. The university is also recognized by additional agencies and regulatory bodies including the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the Association for Addiction Professionals and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs.

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California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

California Southern University is a private university licensed to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). The University was founded in 1978, originally under the name Southern California University for Professional Studies, and has been continuously approved by the State of California to offer undergraduate and graduate level degrees.

The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) has identified California Southern University’s Pre-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Addiction Studies as meeting nationally approved standards of education developed for the addiction/substance use disorders counseling profession. Contact hours (CEHs) provided by California Southern University’s Pre-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Addiction Studies will be accepted toward national credentialing by the NAADAC Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP). Persons interested in certification are encouraged to contact the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) for more information and to obtain a complete listing of all requirements for certification.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

The California Consortium of Addiction Program and Professionals (CCAPP) and the Education Board (CCAPP Institute) have granted School Approval to California Southern University’s Pre-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Addiction Studies. Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Specific Education requirements provided by California Southern University’s Pre-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Addiction Studies will fulfill the educational requirement for the Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor I (CADC I) or Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor II (CADC II). Persons interested in certification are encouraged to contact the CCAPP Credentialing Board for more information and to obtain a complete listing of all requirements for certification.

Board of Psychology

California Board of Psychology

The Board of Psychology of the State of California accepts California Southern University’s Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree as meeting the educational requirements for licensure as a psychologist in California. Persons interested in licensure are advised to contact the Board of Psychology in Sacramento, California to determine what other requirements may exist for licensure.

Board of Behavioral Sciences

California Board of Behavioral Sciences

The California (BBS) Board of Behavioral Sciences has approved CalSouthern’s MA degree program for meeting the educational requirements for both (MFT) Marriage and Family Therapist licensure per California Business and Professions Code (BPC) Sections 4980.36, 4980.37, 4980.39, 4980.41 (as required by BPC Section 4980.38); and (LPCC) Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor per California Business and Professions Code (BPC) Sections 4999.32 and 4999.33 (as required by BPC Section 4999.40(a)) in the state of California. For licensure requirements in other states and jurisdictions, please contact the applicable authority or state board.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

California Southern University is eligible to receive education benefits awarded by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). This applies to the Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees as well as the undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. Veterans and eligible spouses or dependents who believe they may qualify for GI benefits should contact their VA office for details. The California Southern University Facility Code is 21900605.