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Counselor & Marriage and Family Therapist: These Courses meet the requirements for an acceptable Program as defined by the Boards listed below due to our National Board for Certified Counselors NBCC , #6102, American Psychological Association APA , #1537 and Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB, #1073) provider status or individual state approval provider status. Healthcare Training Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6102. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Healthcare Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The information below is intended to be a general guide, and not an official source. As you know Boards change requirements without notice. Please contact your Board if you feel more current information, than than found below is available. To assist in our update process should you find a discrepancy please email us with the change at [email protected]. Thank you.

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AK - The Alaska Board of Professional Counselors at 907-465-2551 requires 40 contact hours of continuing education credit with a minimum of 3 hours in Ethics (See our Ethics courses). Continuing Education Deadline: October 31, 2017

The Alaska Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 20 Contact hours of our home study/distance learning courses due to our NBCC providership #6102.


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AL - The Alabama Board of Examiner in Counseling at 205-458-8716 requires 40 contact hours of continuing education for LPC’s with 6 hours in Ethics and 10 contact hours of continuing education for ALC 2 hours in Ethics. (See our Ethics courses.) Continuing Education Deadline:  July 31, 2018

The Alabama Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 10 CE hours for LPCs and 2.5 CE hours for ALCs of our home study courses due to NBCC providership #6102 and counseling theory and practice content.


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AR - The Arkansas Board of Examiners of Counselors and Marriage-Family Therapist at 870-901-7059 requires 24 clock hours of continuing education with a minimum of 3 hours in Ethics and 6 hours related to specialty. (See our Ethics courses.) Continuing Education Deadline: June 30th.

The Arkansas Marriage and Family Therapy licensing renewal Board accepts 24 Clock hours of our home study due to NBCC providership #6102.


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AZ - The Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners at 602-542-1882 requires 30 clock hours of continuing education credit with a minimum of 3 CE hours in Ethics and 3 hours in Cultural Competency/Diversity (See our Ethics and Cultural Competency/Diversity courses.) Continuing Education Deadline:  Individual

The Arizona Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 30 Clock hours of our home study courses due to NBCC providership #6102.


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CA - CA-C: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences at 916-574-7830 requires 36 hours of continuing education credit and accepts 36 CE hours with a minimum of 6 hours in Ethics (See our Ethics courses) of our online CE courses. (PCE 5351). 15 hrs in Supervision are required for LPCCs supervising ASWs and 6 hrs in Supervision for LPCCs supervising PCC and MFT Associates. (See our Supervision courses.) Mandated first-time renewal courses include Spousal/Partner Abuse 7 hrs, Aging and Long Term Care 3 hrs, HIV/AIDS 7 hrs and Substance Abuse 7 hrs(See our 7 hr Domestic Violence, 3 hr Aging,and 7 hr HIV courses).
Continuing Education Deadline: Individual

At present the California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts our courses CEs due to our CAMFT #135020, APA, ASWB, and NBCC providerships.


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CO - The Colorado State Board of Professional Counselor Examiners at (303) 894-7855 requires 40 PDH of continuing professional development program. Continuing Professional Competence Deadline: August 31, 2019

The Colorado State Board of Counselor Examiners accepts accepts 40 PDH of our home study/distance learning courses in two formates:  Format #1 - Coursework, Professional Development Activity due to: "Professional Development Hours may be accrued for ... online coursework... Coursework should expand or refine your professional skill and experience. A total of 20 Professional Development Hours may be accrued for Coursework during each 2-year renewal cycle.”   Format #2 - Independent Study: A total of 20 PDH may be accrued in Independent Learning activities to include reading “professionally relevant literature” i.e. reading course content found on OnlineCEUCredit.com.  One hour spent in active learning reading “professionally relevant literature” i.e. OnlineCEUCredit.com. course material is equivalent to one PDH.  


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CT - The Connecticut Office of Practitioner Licensing and Certification at 860-509-7603 requires 15 Contact hours of continuing education credit with 2 hrs in Mental Health Conditions related to Veterans and Family Members of Veterans and 1 hr in Cultural Competency. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual

The Connecticut Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 15 Contact hours of our  distance learning, Internet-based courses due to NBCC providership #6102.


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DC - The District of Columbia Board of Professional Counseling at 202-724-8800 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit with a minimum of 6 hours in Ethics and 4 hours in Trauma. (See our Ethics and Trauma courses.) Continuing Education Deadline:  December 31, 2018

The District of Columbia Couselor licensing renewal Board accepts 40 CE hours of our home study due to NBCC providership #6102.


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DE - The Delaware Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals at 302-739-4522 requires 40 clock hours of continuing education credit. Continuing Education Deadline: September 30, 2018

The Delaware Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours of our home study courses due to NBCC providership #6102.


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FL - The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling at 850-245-4474 requires 30 hours of continuing education credit  with a minimum of 3 hours Ethics & Boundaries, 2 hours Domestic Violence (See our Ethics & Boundaries and Domestic Violence Courses), and 2 hours prevention of medical errors (See our Florida Board approved Medical Errors courses). Domestic Violence only is  each 3rd biennium. Deadline: March 31, 2019

The Florida Board accepts 30 hours of our home study courses due to ASWB #1073 & APA #1537 providerships. Hours are reported to FL #BAP 578 CE Broker #50-892.


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GA -  The Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social  Workers, and MFT at 478-207-1670 requires 35 clock hours with 5 hours in Ethics. Continuing education hours in professional ethics cannot be obtained through independent study, or online. Continuing Education Deadline:  September 30, 2019

The Georgia Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 15 clock hours of our courses i.e. 10 hrs online and 5 hrs independent study, due to NBCC providership #6102.


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HI - Continuing education hours are not required for Hawaii Counselors.


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IA - The Iowa Board of Behavioral Science at 515-281-4422 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit with 3 hours in Ethics. (See our Ethics courses.) Continuing Education Deadline:  September 30, 2018

20 CE hours
of home study are accepted by the Iowa Counselor licensing renewal board due to our NBCC providership #6102.


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ID - The Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists at (208) 334-3233 requires 20 contact hours of continuing education credit with 3 hour in Ethics. Home study cannot be utilized to fulfill this Ethics requirement. Continuing Education Deadline:  Individual

The Idaho Counselor renewal Board accepts 10 contact hours of our online, home study courses due to NBCC providership #6102.


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IL - The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulations for Counselors at (217) 782-0458 requires 30 hours of continuing education credit, and 18 hours of Supervision, as a one time requirement (see our Supervision courses). Continuing Education Deadline:  March 31, 2019

The Illinois Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 15 CE hours of our home study/correspondence courses due to NBCC providership #6102 and we are an approved provider in IL #159-000736. 


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IN - The Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board at (317) 234-2064 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit with 2 hours in Ethics (See our Ethics Courses). A licensee shall complete not less than 20 CE hrs per year. A minimum of 1 CE hr per year in Ethics. Continuing Education Deadline: March 31, 2018
The Indiana Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist licensing renewal Board accepts 40 CE hrs of our Category I home study due to NBCC providership #6102. All of our courses are Category I due to NBCC providership #6102.


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KS - The Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board at (785) 296-8195 requires 30 hours of continuing education credit with hours Ethics and 6 hours Diagnosis and Treatment. (See our Ethics and Diagnosis and Treatment courses) Continuing Education Deadline: Individual

The Kansas Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 30 continuing education hours of our home study due to our requirement for taking a posttest to receive a CE certificate.


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KY - The Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors at (502) 564-3296 requires 10 continuing education hours with 3 CE hrs in Domestic Violence. (See our Domestic Violence courses.) Continuing Education Deadline:  October 31, 2017

The Kentucky Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 10 continuing education hours  of our home study courses due to NBCC providership #6102.


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LA - The Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners at (225) 765-2515 requires 40 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) with 3 hrs in Ethics, 6 hrs in Diagnosis and Treatment, 3 hrs in Supervision  for Supervisor. (See our Ethics, Diagnosis and Treatment, and Supervision Courses) Continuing Education Deadline:  June 30, 2019

The Louisiana Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) of our home study courses due to NBCC providership #6102.


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MA - The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health Professionals at 617-727-3080 requires 30 contact hours of continuing education credit. Continuing Education Deadline:  December 31, 2017

The Massachusetts Counselor licesning renewal Board accepts 15 contact hours of our home study courses due to NBCC providership #6102.


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MD - The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists at (410) 764-4732 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit. Continuing Education Deadline: LC's have a deadline of January 31st, and CPC's October 31st. LGMFT and LGPC deadline is individual.

The Maryland Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 10 CE hours of our Category B distance learning courses due to NBCC providership #6102.


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ME - The Maine Board of Counseling Professional Licensure at (207) 624-8626 requires 55 contact hours of continuing education credit with 4 CE hours of Ethics. (See our Ethics Courses). Continuing Education Deadline:  Individual

The Maine Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 55 contact hours of our formal home study due to NBCC providership #6102 and providing a certificate of completion.


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MI - Continuing education hours are not required for Michigan Counselors.                  


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MN - The Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy at (612) 617-2178 requires 40 clock hours of continuing education credit. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual

The Minnesota Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 10 clock hrs of our home study due to NBCC providership #6102.


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MO - The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors at (573) 751-0018 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit. Continuing Education Deadline:  June 30, 2019
The Missouri Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts all 40 CE hours of our home study as "formal hours" due to:
1. The content of our CE relates to professional counseling.
2. You receive a certificate of completion, thus the hours are formal hours.
3. Our NBCC providership #6102


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MS - The Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors at (662) 716-3932 requires 24 hours of continuing education with 6 hours in Ethics and a minimum of 1 hr per year in Supervision for Supervisors.. (See our Ethics and Supervision courses). Continuing Education Deadline:  June 30, 2018

The Mississippi Couselor renewal Board accepts 24 CEHs of our home study courses due to NBCC providership #6102.


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MT - The Montana Board of Social Work Examiners, Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, & Licensed Addiction Counselors at (406) 841-2369 requires 20 clock hours of continuing education.  Continuing Education Deadline: December 31, 2017

The Montana Counselor renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours of our home study courses due to individual courses submission and assignment of approval number by the Montana Board. Below is a listing of the 30 courses we have submitted that have been assigned approval numbers by the Montana Board.


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NC - LPCA, LPC, and LPCS:  Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor

The North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors at 919-661-0820 requires 40 contact hours of continuing education with a minimum of 3 hrs in Ethics and if a Supervisor 10 hrs in supervision. A total of 50 contact hrs are required for Supervisors. (See our Ethics and Supervision courses.)  Continuing Education Deadline:  June 30th.

The North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors accepts all of our online courses due to our NBCC providership #6102.  Reference:  http://www.ncblpc.org/license-info/renewal


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ND - The North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiner at 701-667-5969 requires 30 LPC and 40 LPCC CE hrs are required with 3 hrs in Ethics for renewal. (See our Ethics courses.)

The ND Board accepts 15 LPC and 20 LPCC CE hrs of our online home study due to NBCC providership #6102.



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NE - The Nebraska Board of Mental Health Practice at (402) 471-3576  requires 32 hours of continuing education credit with 2 hours of Ethics. (See our Ethics courses).  Continuing Education Deadline:  September 1, 2018

The Nebraska Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours of home study online due to our courses meeting the Nebraska 94-014.06 “Home Study Program Criteria.” 


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NH - The New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice at (603) 271-6762 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit with 6 CE hours of Ethics. (See our Ethics courses.) Continuing Education Deadline:  Individual

The New Hampshire Couselor licensing renewal Board accepts 20 hours of our Category A home study courses due to NBCC providership #6102.


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NJ - The New Jersey Professional Counselor Examiners Committee at (973) 504-6415 requires 40 contact hours of continuing education credit with 5 hours in Ethics, and 3 hours in Cultural Competence. (See our Ethics & Cultural Competence/Diversity courses.)  Continuing Education Deadline:  November 30, 2018

The New Jersey Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 40 hours of our home study/distance learning courses due to NBCC providership #6102.


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NM - The New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board at 505-476-4610 requires MFTs and Counselors to have 40 contact hours of continuing education with 6 hours in Ethics & 3 hours in Supervision for Supervisors (See our Ethics & Supervision courses).

The New Mexico Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 24 CE hours via our courses: 12 hrs via home study (i.e. by mail) and 12 hrs via online courses due to our NBCC providership #6102. Continuing Education Deadline: September 30th.


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NV - The NV Board of Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors at 702-486-7388 require 20 CE hrs with 3 hrs in Ethics and 1 hr in Supervision, for Supervisors (See our Ethics and Supervision courses). The NV Board accepts 10 hrs of our online home study courses due to course content pertaining to MFT and CPC. Thus are accepted as meeting NV MFT regulation. Deadline: December 31, 2017


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NY - The New York State Board for Mental Health Practitioners at 518-474-3817, ext. 450, requires 36 clock hours of continuing education credit during each triennial registration period. The Continuing Education Deadline:  January 31, 2018

The New York State Board for Mental Health Practitioners accepts 12 hours of which may be self-instructional course work acceptable to the department. Healthcare Training Institute and Retreat Centers, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0113.


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OH - The Ohio State Counselor, Social Worker, and MFT Board at (614) 466-0912 requires 30 clock hours of continuing education credit with 3 CE hours in Ethics and 3 hours of Supervision, if in supervisory position. (See our Ethics and Supervision courses). Continuing Education Deadline:  Individual

The Ohio Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 15 hours of our distance learning courses due to OH providership #RCT040302. 


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OK - The Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure at (405) 271-6030 requires 20 clock hours of continuing education credit with 3 hours in Ethics and 3 hours Supervision, if a supervisor, must be accrued in a face-to-face setting. Continuing Education Deadline:  June 30, 2018

Regarding all other topics other than Ethics and Supervision, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, accepts 10 Clock hours of our home study courses, due to the OK Board's pre-approval of each of our home study courses. 


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OR - The Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists at (503) 378-5499 requires 40 clock hours of continuing education credit with 6 hours in Ethics, 4 hrs Cultural Competency and 3 hrs Supervision. (See our Ethics, Cultural Competency and Supervision courses). Continuing Education Deadline:  Individual

The Oregon Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 40 CE hours of our home study, distance learning due to NBCC providership #6102. 


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PA - The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors at (717) 783-1389 requires 30 clock hours of continuing education credit with 3 hours in Ethics (See our  Ethics courses). Continuing Education Deadline:  February 28, 2019

The Pennsylvania Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours of our home study courses due to NBCC providership #6102.


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RI - The Rhode Island Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists at (401) 222-1057 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit. Continuing Education Deadline:  May 30, 2018

The Rhode Island Counselor licensing renweal Board accepts 40 CE hours of our Category I home study due to NBCC providership #6102. 


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SC - The South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists at (803) 896-4658 requires 40 contact hours of continuing education credit. If in a supervisory position, 10 hours of Supervision are required. 5 hours of Supervision may be obtained on an “informal” basis such as self studies, internet , etc. (See our Supervision Courses). Continuing Education Deadline:  August 31, 2019
The South Carolina Marriage and Family Therapist licesning renewal Board accepts 15 CE hours of our home study courses due to SC pre-approval (#SPN.197). 


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SD - The South Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners at (605) 331-2927 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit with 4 hours of Ethics (See our Ethics courses.) Continuing Education Deadline: December 31, 2017

The South Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy licensing renewal Board accepts 40 CE hours of our home study/distance learning courses due to NBCC providership #6102. 


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TN - The Tennessee Board for Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists and Clinical Pastoral Therapists at (615) 532-3202 requires 10 clock hours of continuing education credit with 3 CE hours in Ethics. (See our Ethics courses.) Continuing Education Deadline: Individual

The Tennessee Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 5 hours of our multi-media, internet, and distance learning due to NBCC providership #6102. 


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TX - The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors at (512) 834-6658 requires 24 clock hours, with 4 CE hours in Ethics. (See our Ethics courses) and 6 hours in Supervision practices, if in a supervisory position. (See our Supervision courses.)  Continuing Education Deadline:  Individual

The Texas Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 15 hours of our independent home study courses due to Texas Board providership #922 and NBCC providership #6102.


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UT - The Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing at (801) 530-6628 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit with 6 hours in Ethics. (See our Ethics courses.)  Continuing Education Deadline:  September 30, 2018

The Utah Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 10 CE hours of our home study courses. 


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VA - The Virginia Board of Counseling (804) 786-3794 requires 20 clinical hours of continuing education credit with 2 hours in Ethics. (See our Ethics Courses.) Continuing Education Deadline: June 30, 2018   The Virginia Board of Counseling accepts 20 CE hours of our online courses due to our NBCC providership approval,  #6102.

Reference: http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/counseling_laws_regs.htm

 


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VT - The Vermont Board of Allied Mental Health at (802) 828-2390 requires 40 hours of continuing education with 4 hours in Ethics. (See our Ethics courses.) Continuing Education Deadline:  January 31, 2019
The Vermont Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 28 CE hours of our home study courses due to our NBCC providership #6102. 


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WA - The Washington Department of Health at (360) 236-4700 requires 36 hours of continuing education credit with 6 hrs in Ethics. (See our Ethics courses). The Continuing Education deadline is individually assigned.

The Washington Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 26 hrs of our distance learning program due to comprehension test & NBCC providership #6102. 


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WI - The Wisconsin Marriage & Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, & Social Work Examining Board at (608) 267-7223 requires 30 hours of continuing education credit, with 4 hours in Ethics (See our Ethics Courses). Continuing Education Deadline:  February 28, 2019
The Wisonsin Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 30 hours of our home study courses due to NBCC providership. 


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WV - The West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling at 800-520-3852 requires 35 hours of continuing education credit with 3 hours in Ethics. (See our Ethics courses, which are based on the ACA Code of Ethics.) Continuing Education Deadline:  June 30, 2019

The West Virginia Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours of our home study courses due to NBCC providership #6102. 


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WY - The Wyoming Mental Health Professions Board at (307) 777-7788 requires 45 contact hours of continuing education credit with 3 CE hours in Ethics. (See our Ethics courses.) Continuing Education Deadline:  Individual

The Wyoming Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 45 hours of our home study courses due to our NBCC providership #6102.  

 
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