Montana-licensed Mental Health Counselors (MHCs) have an annual license deadline of December 31st. To renew a license, twenty (20) board approved continuing education hours are required. Twenty (20) hours of continuing education are allowed for home study. The board recognizes the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a provider of Montana mental health counselors continuing education.
The main purpose of continuing education is to ensure the highest possible standards for the mental health counselor profession. All licensees are required to participate in continuing educational opportunities that will build upon existing competence and knowledge gained from from prior educational activities.
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. Professional Development Resources is also approved as a provider of continuing education by the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC, Provider #000279); by theFlorida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (Provider #BAP346); by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Approval #PCE1625); by the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists (Provider #193); and by the *Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (Provider #RCST100501).
Continuing Education Requirements
Montana mental health counselors are required as a condition of license renewal to complete a minimum of twenty (20) hours of continuing educational activities annually.