Virginia Counselors/Therapists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Virginia Counselors and Therapists: In response to the many people asking how they will complete their CEs required for this year's renewal, the Board will give a one-year extension to complete any required CEs. As a result you will have until June 30, 2021 to complete this year's requirements as well as next year's requirements. There is no need to contact the Board, as these changes will be reflected automatically. Please note this extension applies only to renewals. If you are required to take CEs as part of a Board Order, please contact your case manager for more information. For more information, please visit https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/covid19Info.htm.

The Virginia Board of Counseling accepts NetCE courses.

LPCs, LMFTs, and LSATPs are required 20 hours each year, all of which may be completed by home study.*

A minimum of 2 of the 20 hours must be in ethics each annual licensing period.

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

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LPCs:
Please contact the Virginia Board of Counseling at (804) 367-4610 or https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/counseling_laws_regs.htm#law for additional information regarding your continuing education.

LMFTs:
Please contact the Virginia Board of Counseling at (804) 367-4610 or https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/counseling_laws_regs.htm#law for additional information regarding your continuing education.

LSATPs:
Please contact the Virginia Board of Counseling at (804) 367-4610 or https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/counseling_laws_regs.htm#law for additional information regarding your continuing education.