Iowa Counselors/Therapists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Iowa 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.

The Iowa Board of Behavioral Science accepts courses from any provider who is NBCC approved.

Continuing Education Requirement

The Iowa Board of Behavioral Science accepts NetCE courses.

MHC and MFT are required 40 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by independent study.*

A minimum of 3 of the 40 hours must be in ethics every two years.

Supervisors are required 6 hours in counseling supervision to meet the supervised clinical experience requirement, one time only. NEW Beginning with 2024 license renewals (renewal cycle 9/1/2022-9/30/2024), licensees in supervisory roles are required 3 hours in supervision, every two years.

All licensees who are mandatory reporters are required 2 hours in identifying and reporting abuse of children and/or 2 hours in identifying and reporting abuse of dependent adults, unless exempt. For all subsequent renewals, licensees are required 1 hour of recertification training (for each course) every three years.**

* NetCE courses are considered independent study.

** The initial 2 hours must be completed within the first six months of employment/self-employment, and the 1-hour recertification course will be available in 2022. All mandatory reporter training may only be completed through the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services. See training here:

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Please contact the Iowa Board of Behavioral Science at (515) 281-0254, or refer to and for additional information regarding your continuing education.