Texas Counselors Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

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4 Mandatory Hours
20 Elective Hours
24 Total Hours
6 Mandatory Hours
24 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your counselors license in Texas

This counselors licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. We recommend you contact the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain counselors licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Texas Counselors: Licensed Professional Counselor

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 4
Elective Hours: 20
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

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Mandatory subjects:

  • 4 hours – Ethics (completion of Texas jurisprudence exam will count as 1 hour of continuing education in counselor ethics)
  • 6 hours – Supervision if licensee has supervisor status


Online Limitations

15 hours may be completed by independent study.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Phone: 5127193521
Fax: 5128346677
Address:
Arts Billing, MC 1470
PO Box 149055
Austin, TX 78714

Texas Counselors: Marriage and Family Therapist

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 6
Elective Hours: 24
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

Mandatory subjects:

  • 4 hours – Ethics (completion of Texas jurisprudence exam will count as 1 hour of continuing education in counselor ethics)
  • 6 hours – Supervision if licensee has supervisor status


Online Limitations

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Phone: 5127193521
Fax: 5128346677
Address:
Arts Billing, MC 1470
PO Box 149055
Austin, TX 78714

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Other facts and insights about completing your CE

Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.