New York Counselors/Therapists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

New York 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.

Beginning January 1, 2017, New York State Board for Mental Health Practitioners requires continuing education be approved through the New York State Education Department.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors

NetCE 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, approved provider #MHC-0021. NetCE courses are considered self-study by the New York State Board of Mental Health Counseling.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

NetCE 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 marriage and family therapists, approved provider #MFT-0015. NetCE courses are considered self-study by the New York State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention New York Counselors and Therapists: In response to the evolving situation with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and for those licensees whose registrations are due to renew March 1, 2020-May 1, 2021, the Department will grant an adjustment to all licensees to complete up to 100% of the continuing education as self-study, so long as it is taken from a Department-approved provider and is in an acceptable subject area for the specific profession. For more information, please visit http://www.op.nysed.gov/COVID-19.html.

NetCE is an approved self-study provider through The New York State Board of Mental Health Counseling, provider #MHC- 0021.

NetCE is an approved self-study provider through The New York State Board of Marriage and Family, provider #MFT-0015.

LMHCs and LMFTs are required 36 hours of approved continuing education courses every three years. In response to the evolving situation with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), those licensees whose registrations are due to renew March 1, 2020-May 1, 2021 may complete 100% of the continuing education through self-study.* For licensees whose registrations renew after May 1, 2021, 12 hours may be completed by self-study. For more information, please visit http://www.op.nysed.gov/COVID-19.html.

*NetCE courses are considered self-study.

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For More Information

Please contact the New York State Board for Mental Health Practitioners at (518) 474-3817 or http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/mhccehome.htm- LMHCs, or http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/mftcehome.htm- LMFTs for additional information regarding your continuing education.