Florida Mental Health Counselors License Renewals and Continuing Education

florida mental health counselors license renewalsFlorida Mental Health Counselors have a license renewal every two years with a March 31st deadline, odd years. Thirty (30) hours of continuing education are required to renew a license. All thirty hours is allowed from home study. The following courses are required at each renewal: Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health, and Ethics & Boundaries in Psychotherapy. Two hours of Domestic Violence is required for 2013 and every six years. The board accepts NBCC approval of continuing education hours.

The primary goal of continuing education is to ensure the highest possible standards for the mental health counseling profession. All licensees are required to participate in continuing education as a licensing requirement.

Professional Development Resources is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer home study continuing education for NCCs (Provider #5590).

Continuing Education Requirements

Florida-licensed mental health counselors are required as a condition of license renewal to complete a minimum of thirty (30) continuing education hours every two years with a March 31st deadline, odd years. All of the thirty (30) hours can be earned from home study.

Information obtained from the Florida Clinical Social Work Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling Board on March 4, 2013.