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California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education 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.

Committee of Bar Examiners California Committee of Bar Examiners
The Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) of the State Bar of California has authorized registration of the CalSouthern School of Law as an unaccredited correspondence law school* which enables graduates who have complied with Title 4, Division 1 of the Admissions Rules of the State Bar of California to sit for the California Bar Examination. (*This is a classification of law schools regulated by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California).
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 Board of Behavioral Sciences in the State of California accepts California Southern University’s Master of Arts in Psychology (MA) degree as meeting the educational requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in California as well as for licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in California. Persons interested in licensure are advised to contact the Board of Behavioral Sciences in Sacramento, California to obtain a complete listing of all requirements for licensure.

The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

California Southern University is listed as an approved educational provider by the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) for the Pre-Baccalaureate Certificate in Addiction Studies. The Certificate in Addiction Studies meets the educational requirement for certification. Persons interested in certification are encouraged to contact the National Certification Commission to obtain a complete listing of all requirements for certification.

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC)

California Southern University is listed as an approved educational provider by the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) for the Pre-Baccalaureate Certificate in Addiction Studies. The Certificate in Addiction Studies meets the educational requirement for certification. Persons interested in certification are encouraged to contact the California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors to obtain a complete listing of all requirements for certification.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs United States Department of Veterans Affairs

California Southern University is approved by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) to offer its programs to veterans who qualify for educational benefits under the DVA Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits program. This program applies to our Associate, Bachelor and Master degree programs. Veterans who believe they may qualify for Chapter 31 benefits should contact their VA office for details. The California Southern University Facility Code is 21900605.