South Carolina-licensed mental health counselors have a biennial license renewal with an August 31st deadline. Forty (40) hours of continuing education are required in order to renew a license. Out of the forty hours, twenty-five must be formal (live face to face), and fifteen can be obtained from home study. Accreditation accepted is Board Approved Provider #193.
The pursuit of continuing education ensures the best 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. 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 the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (Provider #BAP346); by theCalifornia 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
South Carolina-licensed mental health counselors have a license renewal every two years with an August 31st deadline. Forty (40) hours of continuing education are required in order to renew a license. Of the forty hours, 25 must be formal, and 15 can be obtained from home study or informal. Accreditation accepted is Board Approved Provider #193.
Data obtained from the South Carolina Board of Examiners of Counseling and MFT on August 7, 2013.