The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors recently updated their rules on continuing education, which will affect the amount of hours you will be allowed to take from us in the future.
Effective for renewals 12/1/2016 and after, 9 of your 24 hours required for renewal must be “face-to-face.” This means that you will only be allowed to earn 15 hours per renewal though our online (independent study) courses.
CE Required: 24 hours every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: 15 hours (effective 12/1/2016 – 9 hours must be live)
License Expiration: Birthmonth, every 2 years
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC, APA, ASWB
Notes: Licensees must complete at least 4 hours of ethics each renewal. Completion of the Texas LPC Jurisprudence Exam will count as 1 hour of ethics (also required each renewal). A licensee holding the supervisor status must complete 6 hours of continuing education in supervision each renewal.
Professional Development Resources is approved to offer continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy (#BAP346), Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635), Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635), and Occupational Therapy Practice (#34); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); and the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).