Missouri Mental Health Counselors Continuing Education and License Renewals

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Missouri-licensed mental health counselors have a biennial license renewal with a June 30th deadline. Forty (40) hours of continuing education are required to renew a license. There is no limit on home study (formal if certificate provided), and 20 hours must be formal if NBCC approved.

The main purpose of continuing education is to assure the highest possible standards for the mental health counseling profession. All licensees are required to participate in continuing education as a licensing condition.

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.

Continuing Education Requirements

Missouri-licensed mental health counselors are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education in order to renew a license. Of the forty hours, twenty hours must be formal. There is no limit on home study (considered formal if certificate provided) if NBCC approved.

Information obtained from the Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors on May 21, 2013

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