North Carolina Mental Health Counselors Continuing Education Information

Mental health counselors licensed in the state of North Carolina have a license renewal every two-years from initial licensing.

Forty hours of continuing education are required, and there are no home study limits if NBCC approved.

North Carolina Mental Health Counselors Required CE Information:

  • Three hours of ethics are required at each renewal
  • The required Jurisprudence Exam counts for five (5) contact hours in ethics
  • Supervisors – an additional ten hours is required in counseling supervision


North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
View the Board Website
or Email the Board
Phone: 844-622-3572
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years
Home Study Allowed: No limit
License Expiration: 6/30, every 2 years from initial
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC
Notes: 3 hours ethics required each renewal
Supervisors must also complete 10 hours in counseling supervision (total 50 hours)
The required Jurisprudence Exam counts for five (5) contact hours in ethics.
Date of Info: 05/13/2015

Professional Development Resources is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP #5590) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for programs that meet NBCC requirements. Programs for which NBCC-approved clock hours will be awarded are identified on the Counseling page of this website. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.