California Counselors/Therapists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

California Counselors / Therapists

NetCE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6361. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NetCE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, NetCE is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. NetCE maintains responsibility for this course.

NetCE is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. Provider Number 5-08-151-0622.

NetCE is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators. Provider Number CP40 889 H 0623. NetCE designates this continuing education activity for 10 continuing education hours for addiction professionals.

NetCE is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs. Provider Number 185. Designated courses are approved, please refer to individual course detail.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts courses from any provider who is APA, NBCC and/or ASWB approved.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention California Health and Mental Health Professionals:
Per Executive Order N-39-20, there have been changes to licensing requirements. For healing arts boards licensees under the California Department of Consumer Affairs, the Director temporarily waives continuing education requirements or passage of an examination for renewal of licenses expiring between March 31, 2020 and October 31, 2021. These specific requirements are deferred for a six-month period unless the order is further extended. Deferred continuing education must be completed no later than March 28, 2022. (Does not apply to any continuing education, training, or examination required pursuant to a disciplinary order against a license.) Licensees should consult their respective licensing boards prior to license expiration date to confirm waiver eligibility and compliance requirements; completed applications and renewal fees may still be required prior to license expiration date. For more information, please visit https://www.dca.ca.gov/licensees/waiver_request_info,shtml and https://www.dca.ca.gov/licensees/dca_waivers.shtml.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts NetCE courses.

LMFTs, LEPs, and LPCCs are required 36 hours every two years, all of which may be completed through self-study (print) or online. A minimum of 6 of the 36 hours must be in law and ethics every two years.

Licensees who supervise Marriage and Family Therapist Trainees or Associates are required 6 hours in supervision every renewal.

Licensees who supervise Associate Social Workers must complete a one-time requirement of 15 hours in supervision.

Effective January 1, 2021 all applicants and current licensees must complete a one-time requirement of 6 hours in suicide prevention and intervention.

*NetCE courses are considered Self-Study.

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Please contact the California Board of Behavioral Sciences at (916) 574-7830 or http://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/publications/lawsregs.pdf for additional information regarding your continuing education.