How to Apply

How to Apply

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CEPA Application Process

Initial Approval Fees

Application fee: $300 | $200 for Chapters and members who are individual CE providers

Establishment fee: $300 one-time fee due upon approval.

Provider’s start-up cost: $600 | $500 for Chapters and members who are individual CE providers.

CEPA Fees and Renewal Chart     
CEPA Fees and Renewal Chart

Preparing to Apply

To familiarize yourself with the CEPA program and what the application process entails, download the CEPA Program Handbook.

CE providers are approved based on their demonstrated ability to meet the required CE provider program components: CE Program Goals; Course Content; Instructor/Author Qualifications; Course Evaluation; and Program Management.

Applicants must show evidence of established methods to plan, present, evaluate, and continuously improve their CE courses using the standards and requirements in the program handbook.

Applications may be submitted at any time.

How to Apply

  1. Download the Initial Approval Application
  2. Download and Review the CEPA Program Handbook
  3. Complete the application in its entirety
  4. Attach all supplemental materials
  5. The CEPA Department will accept applications only electronically and payments only by credit card.  Email applications to and call payments into (858)429-7509 OR (858) 429-7536.

Initial Application and Review Process

The initial application and review is a rigorous process that involves extensive hands-on evaluation by the CEPA Committee.

The initial application process may take up to sixty (60) calendar days. When reviews have been completed, applications will be approved, approved with recommendations, deferred, or denied.

If you were a previously approved BBS CE Provider, you will need to fill out the Initial Application in order to establish yourself a provider with CAMFT.  The Renewal Applications are for CAMFT Approved Providers to fill out in subsequent years.

Annual Fees and Renewals

(All approved providers must pay an annual fee to maintain CAMFT-approved status.)

Annual Fee: $300 | $200 for Chapters and members who are individual CE providers.

Renewal Fee: There is no renewal application fee. However, at the time of renewal, CE providers must submit the annual fee with a renewal application.

Download the First-Year Renewal Application

Download the Three-Year Renewal Application

Download the Annual Fee Form

Late Fee: $100 for annual fees or renewal applications not post-marked by the approval expiration date.