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: The Commissioner has been designated the authority through Executive Order 50, and through incorporation into later Orders, to waive in-person/live continuing education requirements. For the audit of continuing education credits/hours required to be obtained in any period that encompasses the calendar year of 2020 or 2021, all continuing education credits/hours that are obtained through non in-person/live methods during 2020 or 2021 will be accepted as proof of completing any continuing education requirements that are a condition of renewing and reinstating a license, certification or registration. The Commissioner will not audit the in-person or live event component for hours obtained during this time.

Beginning January 1, 2022, any continuing education credits/hours taken in calendar year 2022 must be obtained as required by each individual profession's rule. For boards requiring in-person/live credits/hours, the 2021/2022 audit cycle will include review for that requirement unless all hours for the 2021/2022 cycle were obtained in 2021. For more information, please visit https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/healthprofboards/Policy-on-Continuing-Education.pdf.

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.