O.C.G.A. 43-10A-11(c) for APC licensure and O.C.G.A. 43-10A-13(c) for AMFT licensure, and Board rules 135-5-.01(c)(2) APC and 135-5-.05(3)(b) AMFT provide for an associate level license to only be valid for a 5 year period. Associate level licenses that lapse for failure to renew may be reinstated one time only, and the remainder of the 5 years will be allowed to the licensee. Associate level licenses may not be placed in inactive status.
Associate level licenses currently must be renewed every 2 years on or before September 30th of every even numbered year. However, 5 years after the date of initial issuance of an APC or AMFT license is the final expiration date of the license. At that time, the administrative staff must manually expire the license, however, the license will still be administratively expired at the end of the 5 year period regardless of the online status and date.