Counseling Accreditations & State CE Requirements
  • Western Schools is approved as a continuing education provider for Mental Health Counselors and other behavioral health professionals by the following organizations and state licensing boards:  


     

    National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - Provider #6257

    Western Schools is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for courses that meet NBCC requirements. Western Schools is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


    Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

    Western Schools, provider # 1147, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Western Schools maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: May 5, 2014 to May 5, 2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in these courses will receive the specified number of continuing education clock hours. 


    American Psychological Association (APA)

    Western Schools is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Western Schools maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


    California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

    The California BBS accepts Western Schools’ courses because we are approved by the following board recognized approval agencies: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and American Psychological Association (APA)

    Courses meet the qualifications for the specified number of hours of continuing education credit for MFCCs and/or LCSWs as required by the Board of California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


    California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC)

    Provider #0S-92-244-1116


    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    Provider #50-2165. Western Schools submits course records to CEBROKER after successful course completion. 

     

     

     

  • Continuing Education Requirements for Counselors

    We make every effort to keep this information up-to-date. However, it is the responsibility of each licensed professional to understand what his or her state licensing board requires for license renewal, as well as what that licensing board identifies as acceptable continuing education. Please contact your board for verification if you are unsure of your continuing education requirements.

    State Our Counseling-related courses are acceptable in your state through these organizations # of Home Study Hours Allowed Total # of Hours Required # of Years in Renewal Cycle
    ALABAMA-- LPC NBCC 10 40 2
    ALABAMA -- ALC NBCC 5 20 2
    ALASKA NBCC, ASWB 20 40 2
    ARIZONA ** See note below  30 30 2
    ARKANSAS NBCC 24 24 2
    CALIFORNIA California Board of Behavioral Sciences #PCE 3560 18 36 2
    COLORADO No CE required N/A N/A N/A
    CONNECTICUT NBCC, ASWB 15 15 1
    DELAWARE NBCC 20 40 2
    D.C. NBCC, APA 40 40
    FLORIDA Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling Provider # 50-2165. Western Schools submits course records to CEBROKER. 30 30 2
    GEORGIA ** See note below  10 35 2
    HAWAII No CE required N/A N/A N/A
    IDAHO NBCC 10 20 1
    ILLINOIS NBCC 15 30 2
    INDIANA NBCC, ASWB 40 40 2
    IOWA NBCC 20 40 2
    KANSAS ** See note below 30 30 2
    KENTUCKY NBCC 10 10 1
    LOUISIANA NBCC 40 40 2
    MAINE ** See note below  55 55 2
    MARYLAND NBCC 10 40 2
    MASSACHUSETTS Not accepted at this time 15 30 2
    MICHIGAN No CE required N/A N/A N/A
    MINNESOTA NBCC 10 40 2
    MISSISSIPPI NBCC 12 12 1
    MISSOURI ** See note below  40 40 2
    MONTANA Not accepted at this time 20 20 1
    NEBRASKA ** See note below  20 32 2
    NEVADA Not accepted at this time 15 40 N/A
    NEW HAMPSHIRE NBCC 20 40 2
    NEW JERSEY NBCC 40 40 2
    NEW MEXICO NBCC, ASWB 12 40 2
    NEW YORK NBCC12 36 2
    NORTH CAROLINA NBCC 40 40 2
    NORTH DAKOTA - LPC NBCC 15 30 2
    NORTH DAKOTA - LPCC NBCC 15 40 2
    OHIO Not accepted at this time 15 30 2
    OKLAHOMA Not accepted at this time. 20 20 1
    OREGON NBCC 40 40 2
    PENNSYLVANIA NBCC, ASWB 20 30 2
    RHODE ISLAND NBCC 20 40 2
    SOUTH CAROLINA Not accepted at this time. 15 40 2
    SOUTH DAKOTA NBCC 40 40 2
    TENNESSEE ** See note below 5 10 1
    TEXAS NBCC 24 24 2
    UTAH ** See note below  10 40 2
    VERMONT NBCC 28 40 2
    VIRGINIA NBCC 20 20 1
    WASHINGTON NBCC 26 36 2
    WEST VIRGINIA NBCC 20 40 2
    WISCONSIN NBCC 15 30 2
    WYOMING ** See note below  45 45 2

     

    ** Licensing boards in these states do not pre-approve programs. The state licensing board retains final approval. 

     

     

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We are continuously acquiring additional accreditations. Please check back for updated information.

Last Updated: 2/10/16