Mental Health Professionals (LPC, LMFT, LCSW)

Licensed Professional Counselor CEU Requirements

Website: Licensure Website

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

  • Acceptable professional development activities for continuing education must reflect provider documentation from one of the following: the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), or the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) and must be training in the professional field of counseling as required by ABEC regulation 255-X-2-.18.    http://abec.alabama.gov/PDFs/2016/Cont.Education.Policy.pdf

Limits to Online Hours:  Not stated

Renewal Date: July 31

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist CEU Requirements

Website: Licensure Website

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

  • 536-X-6-.01 Required Relevant Professional and Continuing Education Experience
  • Required Relevant Professional and Continuing Education Experience(1) In order for an Intern designation to be renewed, the intern must have completed a minimum of ten (10) contact hours of acceptable Continuing Education or Experience Units during the previous twenty-four months. A minimum of three (3) of these hours must be clinical MFT workshops, a minimum of three (3) of these hours must be in the area of diagnosis and treatment, and a minimum of three (3) of these hours must be in the area of professional issues and ethics.(2) In order for an Associate License to be renewed, the Associate must have completed a minimum of twenty (20) contact hours of acceptable Continuing Education or Experience Units during the previous twenty-four months. A minimum of five (5) of these hours must be clinical MFT workshops, a minimum of three (3) of these hours must be in the area of diagnosis and treatment, and a minimum of three (3) of these hours must be in the area of professional issues and ethics.(3) In order for an LMFT license to be renewed, the licensee must have completed a minimum of forty (40) contact hours of acceptable Continuing Education or Experience Units during the previous twenty-four (24) months. A minimum of ten (10) of these hours must be clinical MFT workshops, a minimum of six (6) of these hours must be in the area of diagnosis and treatment, and a minimum of six (6) of these hours must be in the area of professional issues and ethics. LMFT supervisors must have completed a minimum of five (5) hours of continuing education in the content area of supervision.

    (4) Acceptable CEU’s include:
    a. National, state or local MFT association training and continuing education activities;
    b. Graduate courses in MFT or cross disciplinary course (one (1) graduate semester = fifteen (15) hours, one (1) graduate quarter = ten (10) hours);
    (a) NBCC approved courses and continuing education activities sponsored by allied mental health professional associations or agencies;
    (b) Supervision by an Approved MFT Supervisor under a board approved contract (not more than ten (10) hours);
    (c) Independent study activities such as: teaching graduate courses in MFT; presenter of MFT material in a recognized professional forum (first time presented); supervising a person for MFT licensure under a Board approved contract; service rendered on professional MFT boards or committees, editing or writing professional books or articles for publication. No more than ten (10) hours of continuing education shall be in independent study.
    (d) AAMFT, NBCC, or ALAMFT pre-approved distance learning courses

Limits to Online Hours: Yes, limited to 50%

Renewal Date: December 31

Licensed Clinical Social Worker CEU Requirements

Website: Licensure Website

Are courses from an NBCC approved education provider (ACEP) accepted? Yes, provided they are social work related.

All of the following are accepted if they are social work related:

  • o   NBCC – National Board of Certified Counselors
  • o   ABNP – Alabama Board of Nursing Provider
  • o   APA – American Psychological Association

Limits to Online Hours: Yes, limited to 65% (20 hours) . More Info…General Requirements:Of the required 30 hours, 10 must be obtained in a classroom setting. The remaining 20 can be self study. Licensees who also hold a PIP certification are required to obtain 20 additional hours every two years to renew their PIP certification. All 20 can be self-study.

Renewal Date: Biennial from date of licensure

Addiction Counseling Professionals

Addiction Counselor Certification/Licensure Training Requirements

Website: Licensure Website

  • Are courses from an NAADAC approved education provider (ACEP) accepted? Yes
  • Limits to online hours for COD training: Not stated.  See links below.
  • Certification Criteria for:
  • 1.  Co-Occurring–CCDP-D  Click Here
  • 2.  Co-Occurring–CCDP  Click Here
  • 3.  CCJAS–Click Here
  • 4.  CCJP–Click Here
  • 5.  CCS–Click Here
  • 6.  APS, CPS, & CPM–Click Here

More Info…

AAP, CAADP and ADC need education from an accredited university.  Updated 9/2016.

Addiction Counselor Certification/Licensure CEU Requirements

Website: Licensure Website



Are courses from an NAADAC approved education provider accepted? Yes

Limits to Online Hours:  Does not state that there are any limits. See links below.
Certification Criteria for:

Renewal Date: Biennial