If you will be renewing your license in 2020, it is important to remember that your audit period will be January 1, 2018 to December 2019. Check your CEs to make sure you have what you need before the end of the year!
If you are an LPC or LPC/MHSP, you are required to earn 20 hours every two (2) calendar years. Of these 20 hours, you need three (3) hours that focus on ethics and/or the rules and regulations of the Tennessee Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists. If you are a supervisor, you need three (3) hours of CEs related to supervision.
Below is the section of the Tennessee Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists rules and regulations that discusses CE requirements.
0450-01-.12 CONTINUING EDUCATION. (1) Basic Requirements. (a) Each person registered with the Board is required to complete twenty (20) clock hours of continuing education every two (2) calendar years. (b) Those persons who hold two (2) certificates and/or licenses regulated by the Tennessee Board for Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists and Clinical Pastoral Therapists shall complete thirty (30) clock hours of continuing education every two (2) calendar years. A person who holds three certificates and/or licenses shall complete forty (40) clock hours of continuing education every two (2) calendar years. In each case, at least ten (10) clock hours shall be directly related to the practice of each profession for which the person is licensed or certified. (c) Ethics and Jurisprudence Course Requirement: 1. Three (3) clock hours of the twenty (20) clock hour biennial requirement shall, pertain to the following subjects: (i) Professional ethics; and/or (ii) Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapter 22; and/or (iii) Official Compilation, Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee, Chapter 0450-01.
If you are a member of Chi Sigma Iota, they offer free webinars at https://www.csi-net.org/page/Webinars. If you are not a member, most webinars are under $40.00.
The American Counseling Association offers multiple webinars at https://aca.digitellinc.com/aca/pages/events.
If you need supervision CEs, MTSU offers two (2) sessions at https://www.mtsu.edu/edu_leadership/professional_counseling/supervisor_professional_development.php.
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