Renewal Information for Virginia Counselors & MFTs

Continuing education courses for Virginia-licensed counselors and MFTs

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Virginia-licensed counselors and MFTs renew their licenses annually on June 30th.

  • 20 hours of continuing education are required per year to renew
  • 2 hours must be in ethics, standards of practice, or laws governing behavioral science professionals in Virginia
  • There is no limit on hours earned through online or home study coursework
  • Courses offered by APA, NBCC, and NAADAC approved providers are accepted by the Board

For more information regarding licensing in Virginia, please visit the Virginia Board of Counseling website @

Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education 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).

Over 150 online, web-based, mail order and test only home study courses are available to meet the CE needs of Virginia-licensed counselors and MFTs.

New Online CE Course on Reading Instruction

Reading Instruction: Documents from the National Reading Panel

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This web-based online CE course is based on a summary report of the National Reading Panel entitledTeaching Children to Read (2000), supplemented by a series of three research-based handouts for parents that provide tips on how to teach reading to children from birth through third grade. This course is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to understand the purpose, methodology, and results of the National Reading Panel’s findings on reading instruction research. The 35-page report explains the origin of the Panel and its congressional charge. It succinctly describes the research methodology used and the findings of each of the Panel subgroups: (1) Alphabetics, (2) Fluency, (3) Comprehension, (4) Teacher Education and Reading Instruction, and (5) Computer Technology and Reading Instruction. The report also offers insightful information provided by Panel members on reading instruction topics that may require further exploration. This course is an excellent resource for parents, teachers, administrators, or anyone interested in learning about reading instruction research. Course #30-57 | 2011 | 20 posttest questions | 5 page course download includes instructions, link to online documents and posttest questions