Licensed Kentucky mental health counselors have an annual license renewal with an October 31st deadline each year. In order to renew a license, ten (10) hours of continuing education is required. All ten hours of continuing education is allowed for home study if NBCC approved. All continuing education will need to be in or related to the field of professional counseling. The board recognizes the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), and the American Psychological Association (APA). as providers of Kentucky mental health counselors continuing education.
One of the primary goals of continuing education is to ensure the highest standards for the mental health counseling profession. All licensees are encouraged and required to participate in continuing educational activities to increase knowledge and skill in the field of mental health counseling.
Professional Development Resources is approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors, and the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for counselors. Professional Development Resources maintains all responsibility for content and programs. Kentucky mental health counselors can earn all 10 hours of continuing education through online coursework at https://www.pdresources.org/profession/index/2.
Continuing Education Requirements
Kentucky mental health counselors are required as a condition of licensure to complete a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education activities per licensing period, every year.
The Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors: http://lpc.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx