Virginia 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 Virginia Board of Counseling accept courses from NBCC-approved providers? 

Yes.

Continuing competency activities should focus on increasing knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas:

Ethics, standards of practice or laws governing behavior science professions

Counseling theory

Human growth and development

Social and cultural foundations

The helping relationship

Group dynamics, processing, and counseling

Lifestyle and career development

Appraisal of individuals; research and evaluation

Professional orientation

Clinical supervision

Marriage and family therapy

Addictions

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

20 out of 20.   The regulations do not state a limit as to the number of online courses that can be taken each year.  A minimum of two hours shall be in courses that emphasize the ethics, standards of practice or laws governing behavioral science professions in Virginia.

You can review Virginia continuing education requirements at http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/counseling_faq.htm.

You can also contact the Virginia Board of Counseling at:  9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300 Henrico, VA 23233 / 804-367-4610

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 accept ASWB and NBCC approved programs 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.