Maryland licensed professional counselors and MFTs are required to earn 40 hours of continuing education every 2 years for their license renewal on December 31st. 30 of these required hours must be earned through Category A activities. Category A activities include the following: a course; workshop; seminar, or symposium. Author, editor, or review of a juried publication.).
Up to 10 hours may be earned through Category B activities. Category B activities include attending or presenting informal courses, in-house colloquia, invited speaker sessions, in-house seminars, and case conferences which are specifically designed for training, teaching; individualized learning, such as receiving formal professional supervision (except administrative supervision), participating in distance learning programs with evidence of appropriateness, minimum mastery of materials and completion. NOTE: The board specifically states that “home study” courses are not allowed if they DO NOT require a posttest and DO NOT issue a certificate of completion.
The Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists accepts courses offered by NBCC approved providers as pre-approved.
Professional Development Resources offers online and mail order continuing education courses which require successful completion of an online posttest and a program evaluation. Upon successful completion, a certificate of completion is immediately available for printing from the student’s online account.
Professional Development Resources 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.
Maryland licensed professional counselors and MFTs may earn up to 10 hours of Category B credits through courses offered by Professional Development Resources at: http://www.pdresources.org/Index.aspx