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Mental Health Professionals (LPC, LCPC, LMFT, LCSW)

Section 1375.220 Continuing Education
a) Continuing Education Hours Requirements

1) In order to renew a license, a licensee shall be required to complete 30 hours of continuing education. All clinical professional counselors are required to complete 18 hours in clinical supervision training of the 30 continuing education hours required. This is a one time (lifetime) requirement. All supervision training successfully completed subsequent to September 1, 2003 can be applied to the 18 hours of clinical supervision continuing education required.
2) A prerenewal period is the 24 months preceding March 31 of each odd-numbered year.

b) Approved Continuing Education (CE)

2) A maximum of 15 CE credits per renewal period may be earned for successful completion of a correspondence course (e.g., by mail, computer, etc.) that is offered by an approved sponsor who meets the requirements set forth in subsection (c). Each correspondence course shall include an examination.

c) Approved CE Sponsors and Programs

1) Sponsor, as used in this Section, shall mean:

C) Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor or its affiliates;

e) Continuing Education Earned in Other Jurisdictions

1) If a licensee has earned or is seeking CE hours offered in another jurisdiction not given by an approved sponsor for which the licensee will be claiming credit toward full compliance in Illinois, the applicant shall submit an individual program approval request form, along with a $25 processing fee, prior to participation in the program or within 90 days after expiration of the license. The Board shall review and recommend approval or disapproval of the program using the criteria set forth in subsection (c)(3).

 

Marriage and Family Therapy

Please note: Any courses from AllCEUs for LMFTs will require post approval since they do not recognize the preapproval by CRCC or other state boards of marriage and family therapy.

Section 1283.110 Continuing Education
a) Continuing Education Hours Requirements

1)         Beginning with the 1999 license renewal and every renewal thereafter, every licensee who applies for renewal of a license as a marriage and family therapist shall complete within the prerenewal period 30 hours of continuing education (CE) relevant to the practice of marriage and family therapy.

2)         A prerenewal period is the 24 months preceding February 28 of each odd-numbered year.

b) Approved Continuing Education (CE)

2) A maximum of 15 CE credits per renewal period may be earned for successful completion of a correspondence course (e.g., by mail, computer, etc.) that is offered by an approved sponsor who meets the requirements set forth in subsection (c). Each correspondence course shall include an examination.

e) Continuing Education Earned in Other Jurisdictions

If a licensee has earned CE hours offered in another state or territory not given by an approved sponsor for which the licensee will be claiming credit toward full compliance in Illinois, the applicant shall submit an individual program approval request form, along with a $25 processing fee, prior to participation in the program or 90 days prior to expiration of the license. The Board shall review and recommend approval or disapproval of the program using criteria set forth in subsection (c)(3) of this Section. [POST APPROVAL OPTION]

 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker CEU Requirements

 

Section 1470.95  Continuing Education

a) Continuing Education Hours Requirements

1)         Every licensee who applies for renewal of a license as a Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker shall complete 30 hours of continuing education (CE) relevant to the practice of social work or clinical social work.  At least 3 of the 30 hours must include content related to the ethical practice of social work and, effective December 1, 2013, at least 3 of the 30 hours must include content related to cultural competence in the practice of social work.

2)         A prerenewal period is the 24 months preceding November 30 of each odd-numbered year.

b) Approved Continuing Education (CE)

6) Effective December 1, 2013, a minimum of 50% of the total CE hours required must be obtained by a method that includes face-to-face, in-person instruction or experience..

c) Approved CE Sponsors and Programs

1) Sponsor, as used in this Section, shall mean:

E) Professional Counseling Continuing Education Sponsors approved by the Division in accordance with the rules for the administration of the Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing and Practice Act [225 ILCS 107] (68 Ill. Adm. Code 1375.220); (Courses approved by Commission for Rehabilitation Counselor Certification are accepted by the LPC Board.  AllCEU's CRCC pre-approved courses can be found here)

e) Continuing Education Earned in Other Jurisdictions

1) If a licensee has earned CE hours offered in another state or territory not given by an approved sponsor for which the licensee will be claiming credit toward full compliance in Illinois, the applicant shall submit an out-of-state continuing education approval form, along with a $25 processing fee, prior to participation in the program or at least 90 days prior to expiration of the license. The Board shall review and recommend approval or disapproval of the program using the criteria set forth in subsection (c)(3). [Post-Approval Option]

 

Addiction Counselor Continuing Education Requirements

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Are courses from an NAADAC approved education provider (ACEP) accepted?

Continuing Education Policy

Forty (40) ICB approved continuing education units (CEUs) are required to maintain certification and must be earned within the two-year certification period. An average of 20 CEUs should be obtained each year. CEUs are not transferable to any other certification period.  CEUs obtained prior to the certified counselor's initial date of certification are not eligible for maintaining certification.  Certified AOD counselors may receive CEU credit only once for a training event, even if it is repeated during different certification periods.  A CEU is equivalent to one clock hour.  (Excluded is non-program time such as breaks, social hours, registration time, meal times)   One college semester hour of credit is equivalent to 15 CEUs, one college trimester hour of credit is equivalent to 12 CEUs, and one college quarter hour of credit is equivalent to 10 CEUs.

All 40 CEUs required to maintain certification must be recognized or petitioned for ICB CEUs. Continuing education is broken down into two categories with some education recognized by ICB for both categories

CATEGORY I (Counselor I) – Minimum 15 CEUs of education specific to AOD   Examples – pharmacology, the effects of alcohol or drugs on the human body, signs and symptoms of alcohol and other drugs use, dynamics of substance use disorders, medical treatment issues, detoxification/withdrawal, relapse, AOD rules and regulations, AOD special populations, history of AOD.

CATEGORY II (Counselor II) – Minimum 25 CEUs of education specific to knowledge and skills/Performance Domains related to the Core Functions of AOD counselors (refer to the Illinois Model for a list of core functions), but does not have to be AOD specific. This education covers counselor skills, competencies, and knowledge base.