Dist. Columbia Counselors/Therapists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Dist. Columbia 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.

Designated courses have been approved by NetCE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits, NAADAC Provider #97847. NetCE is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Please refer to individual course details for approval information.

The District of Columbia Board of Professional Counseling accepts courses from any provider who is APA, NBCC, ASWB and/or NAADAC approved.

The District of Columbia Board of Marriage and Family Therapy accepts courses from any provider who is APA and/or NBCC approved.

Continuing Education Requirement

The District of Columbia Board of Professional Counseling and Board of Marriage and Family Therapy accepts NetCE courses.

LPCs are required 40 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by home study.*

A minimum of 6 of the 40 hours must be in ethics, 4 hours must be in trauma counseling, and 2 hours must be in cultural competency focusing on patients who identify as LGBTQ.

MFTs are required 30 hours every two years, 15 of which may be completed by home study.*

A minimum of 6 of the 30 hours must be in ethics and 2 hours must be in cultural competency focusing on patients who identify as LGBTQ.

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

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LPCs:
Please contact the District of Columbia Board of Professional Counseling at (202) 724-8819 or (877) 672-2174 or http://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/Professional_Counseling_DC_Municipal_Regulations_for_Professional_Counseling.pdf for additional information regarding your continuing education.

MFTs:
Please contact the District of Columbia Board of Marriage and Family Therapy at (202) 478-5791 or (877) 672-2174 or http://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/Marriage%20and%20Family%20Therapy%20Regulations%209-18-2015.pdff for additional information regarding your continuing education.