Marriage & Family Therapy Accreditations & State CE Requirements
  • Western Schools is approved as a continuing education provider for Marriage & Family Therapists 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 (ACEP™) 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. 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.


     

     

  • State CE Requirements for Marriage & Family Therapists

    We make every effort to keep this information up-to-date. However, it is the responsibility of each licensed behavioral health professionals 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.


    Find your state below to view the total amount of hours of CE credits allowed through home study to renew your license.
    State Our MFT-related courses are acceptable in your state through these organizations # of Home Study Hours Allowed Total # of Hours Required
    ALABAMA -- LMFT NBCC 20 40
    ALABAMA -- MFTA NBCC 20 20
    ALASKA Not accepted at this time 22.5 45
    ARIZONA See note below * 30 30
    ARKANSAS NBCC 24 24
    CALIFORNIA

    California Board of Behavioral Sciences

    Provider # PCE 3560

    18 36
    COLORADO CE not required N/A N/A
    CONNECTICUT NBCC 15 15
    DELAWARE NBCC 20 40
    D.C. Not accepted at this time 15 30
    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
    GEORGIA NBCC 10 35
    HAWAII CE not required N/A N/A
    IDAHO NBCC 10 20
    ILLINOIS Not accepted at this time 15 30
    INDIANA NBCC, ASWB 40 40
    IOWA NBCC 20 40
    KANSAS See note below * 40 40
    KENTUCKY Not accepted at this time 15 15
    LOUISIANA Not accepted at this time 40 40
    MAINE See note below * 55 55
    MARYLAND NBCC 10 40
    MASSACHUSETTS Not accepted at this time 30 30
    MICHIGAN CE not required N/A N/A
    MINNESOTA Not accepted at this time 7 30
    MISSISSIPPI Not accepted at this time 5 35
    MISSOURI CE not required N/A N/A
    MONTANA Not accepted at this time 20 20
    NEBRASKA See note below * 20 32
    NEVADA Not accepted at this time 15 40
    NEW HAMPSHIRE NBCC 20 40
    NEW JERSEY NBCC 20 40
    NEW MEXICO NBCC 12 40
    NEW YORK CE not required N/A N/A
    NORTH CAROLINA See note below * 20 20
    NORTH DAKOTA - LMFT Not accepted at this time 7.5 30
    NORTH DAKOTA - MFTA Not accepted at this time 3.7 15

    OHIO

    Not accepted at this time 10 30
    OKLAHOMA Not accepted at this time 20 20
    OREGON NBCC 40 40
    PENNSYLVANIA NBCC, ASWB 20 30
    RHODE ISLAND NBCC 20 40
    SOUTH CAROLINA Not accepted at this time 15 40
    SOUTH DAKOTA NBCC 40 40
    TENNESSEE See note below * 5 10
    TEXAS Not accepted at this time 12 30
    UTAH See note below * 40 40
    VERMONT NBCC 10 20
    VIRGINIA NBCC 20 20
    WASHINGTON NBCC 26 36
    WEST VIRGINIA MFTs are licensed as either professional counselors or social workers. See those charts.    
    WISCONSIN NBCC, ASWB 15 30
    WYOMING See note below * 45 45

     

    * 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: 9/4/13