West Virginia Mental Health Counselors Continuing Education and License Renewals

virginia mental health counselors continuing educationWest Virginia-licensed mental health counselors have a biennial license renewal with a June 30th deadline. Thirty-five (35) continuing education hours are required in order to renew a license. Of the 35 hours, twenty (20) hours are allowed from home study if NBCC approved. Three hours of counseling ethics are required at each renewal. The first renewal must be live, then home study is allowed. Supervisors need three hours in supervision at each renewal.

The purpose of continuing education is to ensure the highest possible standards for the mental health counseling profession. All licensees are required to participate in continuing education as a condition of licensing.

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.

Requirements for Continuing Education

West Virginia-licensed mental health counselors have a license renewal every two years with a June 30th deadline. Thirty-five hours of continuing education are required to renew a license. Twenty hours are allowed from home study if NBCC approved. Three hours of counseling ethics are required at each renewal. The first renewal must be live, then home study is allowed. Supervisors need three hours in supervision at each renewal.

Information obtained from the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling on June 8, 2013.

 

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