Tennessee Counselors/Therapists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Tennessee 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.

The Tennessee Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital & Family Therapists, and Licensed Pastoral Therapists accept courses from any provider who is APA and/or NBCC approved.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Tennessee Counselors and Therapists: On May 12, 2020, Governor Lee signed Executive Order 36 to extend the current expiration dates for health care professionals to renew their license, certificate, or registration set to expire between March 12, 2020 and May 31, 2020, during which time the holder of each license, certification, or registration may continue to legally operate or practice their profession. Any renewal application received by the Tennessee Department of Health by August 31, 2020, shall be accepted as timely, and when each license, certificate, or registration is renewed, its new expiration date shall be twenty-four months after the expiration date it had prior to this Order

Additionally, the requirement that individuals complete or submit proof of completing continuing education requirements or otherwise demonstrate continuing competence as a condition of reinstating a license, certification, or registration, has been suspended. The Commissioner of Health shall reasonably extend the deadline for these requirements as necessary to respond to the effects of COVID-19. For more information, please visit https://sos.tn.gov/products/division-publications/executive-orders-governor-bill-lee.

The Tennessee Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital & Family Therapists, and Licensed Pastoral Therapists accepts NetCE courses.

LCPCs, LPCs, CMFTs, and LMFTs are required 10 hours of continuing education during each calendar year, 5 of which may be completed by multi-media.*

A minimum of 3 of the 10 hours must be in ethics during each calendar year. Licensees with supervisory status are required 3 hours in supervision during each calendar year.

*NetCE courses are considered multi-media (home study).

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Please contact the Tennessee Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital & Family Therapists, and Licensed Pastoral Therapists at (615) 741-5735 or (800) 778-4123 or https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/pcmft-board/pcmft-board/continuing-education.html for additional information regarding your continuing education.