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:
Due to the Governor’s Executive Order N-39-20, there have been changes to licensing requirements. For those licensed by a board under the California Department of Consumer Affairs, the Director will temporarily waive continuing education requirements for licenses due to expire between March 31, 2020, and October 31, 2020, as well as continuing education and any associated fees for those seeking to reactivate or restore a license. Licensees must satisfy any waived renewal requirements within six months of this order, unless further extended, and activated or restored licenses pursuant to this waiver will be valid for six months, or until the State of Emergency is terminated, whichever is sooner. For more information, please visit https://www.dca.ca.gov/licensees/dca_20_53.pdf.

As part of California’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response, on March 30, 2020, Governor Newsom announced the state is preparing for an increase in the number of people who urgently need health care in California during the COVID-19 outbreak. To meet this moment, the state is opening additional health care sites to treat people affected by COVID-19 and to relieve the pressure on our health care system by providing care for non-COVID-19 cases. To ensure adequate staff for health care sites throughout California, Newsom is calling on healthcare providers, behavioral health professionals, and health care administrators to register today. For more information, please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/healthcorps/.

NetCE is also closely monitoring board notices regarding continuing education requirements. Please check our website regularly for updates.

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, there is a one-time requirement of 6 hours on 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.