Kentucky Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) are required to renew their license annually on October 31st through the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (http://lpc.ky.gov/). The Kentucky Board of LPCs requires that all licensees complete a minimum of 10 hours of Continuing Education (CE) each year for license renewal. All CE hours shall be in or related to the field of professional counseling.
CE courses offered by nationally recognized providers (such as NBCC or APA) are accepted by the Board and do not require pre-approval. There is no limit on the number of hours earned through online or home study coursework offered by these nationally recognized providers.
A random sample of 15% of licensees will be audited each year to verify completion of the CE requirement. If audited, licensees need to show proof of completing at least 10 hours of CE by providing certificates of completion to the Board.
For more information, please see the Kentucky Board of LPCs rules and regulations: http://lpc.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/D0940BDD-DC3C-4024-9EC8-77C0861DA4C5/0/LPCLawsandRegulations.pdf
Professional Development Resources (https://www.pdresources.org/Index.aspx) is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer home study continuing education for NCCs (Provider #5590). We adhere to NBCC guidelines. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program), and the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC, Provider #000279). Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content.