Pennsylvania-licensed marriage and family therapists have a biennial license renewal with a February 28th deadline, odd years. Thirty (30) hours of continuing education are required in order to renew a license. Of the thirty hours, twenty (20) continuing education hours are allowed from home study. Three hours of ethics are required at each renewal, and can be found online at PDResources.org. The board accepts APA approval of continuing education hours.
The main objective of continuing education is to assure the highest possible standards for the marriage and family therapist profession. All licensees are required as a condition of licensure to participate in continuing educational activities that build upon existing skills and knowledge.
Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC Provider #5590); by the American Psychological Association (APA); and by the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC, Provider #000279).
Requirements for Continuing Education
Pennsylvania-licensed marriage and family therapists are required in order to renew a license to complete a minimum of thirty (30) hours of continuing education every two years with a February 28th deadline, odd years. Of the thirty hours, twenty (20) continuing education hours are allowed from home study.
Information gathered from the Pennsylvania Board of Marriage and Family Therapists on January 21, 2013.