Maryland Counselor Continuing Education

Free State Social Work is approved as a continuing education provider by the Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education Program (provider #1235) and the National Board for Certified Counselors (provider #6605).  We are also approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (provider 10-001) and the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CE Provider # 50-13565).

Does the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists accept courses from NBCC-approved providers? 

Yes.

How many hours can I earn with on-line courses?

Distance learning courses are considered to be “Category B activities.”  Not more than 10 hours may be completed with “Category B activities.”

What else do I need to consider when choosing continuing education courses?

Continuing education activities shall meet one of the following objectives:

(1) Maintain professional competency; (2) Increase professional skills and knowledge; (3) Prepare for new roles or responsibilities in the practice of counseling or therapy; or (4) Expand the science of counseling and therapy theory, method, or practice.

You can review Maryland continuing education requirements at http://dhmh.maryland.gov/bopc/Pages/ceinfo.aspxhttp://dhmh.maryland.gov/bopc/Pages/ceinfo.aspx.

You can also contact the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists at:

4201 Patterson Avenue Baltimore, Maryland  21215 / 410-764-4732

Please remember that we have done our best to research your state’s licensing guidelines. Licensing regulations can change frequently including guidelines about how many hours you can earn on-line. Most jurisdictions require a certain number of hours in ethics and other areas of practice. The final authority for approving any continuing education activity rests with your state board. Even those states that endorse the ACE program may have exceptions in terms of the courses that they will accept. It is ultimately your responsibility to understand the licensing regulations in your state.

All of our courses are $4 per credit hour.  To get started, you can browse our complete course catalog or use the category links on the right.

CEU?  Contact Hour?  Credit Hour?

Different jurisdictions have different definitions.  For some jurisdictions, the term CEU consists of ten credit hours.  At Free State Social Work, we offer continuing education credit hours and we estimate that each credit hour will require one hour of reading.

 

Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, 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. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 – 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.