Florida Professional Counselors

Florida Professional Counselors

Does the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling accept courses from NBCC-approved providers? 

Yes. Our educational provider application was approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling on 1/25/12. CE Provider # 50-13565 (Board Rule Approved Provider). Please be sure to identify your state and license number in your account profile so that we can enter your information into the CE Broker system. You can review your profile and update your state license information on your account profile page.

**Starting May 2015 the Florida Department of Health will require all Florida healthcare professionals to provide proof of CE compliance at the time of renewal.   For more information, go to http://areyourenewalready.com.  We enter course completions for CE Broker each month.  Please feel free to email us  at info@freestatesocialwork.com if you need your credits processed sooner.

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

There is no limit on the number of hours earned through home study courses.

Note:  We do not offer a course on Medical Errors at this time; we do not offer a course on Florida Laws and Rules at this time.

You can review Florida continuing education requirements at http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/renewals/licensed-mental-health-counselor/.

You can also contact the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling at (850) 488-0595 or info@floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov.

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 CEUs 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.

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, LLC, is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP tm) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for courses that meet NBCC requirements. Courses for which NBCC approved clock hours will be awarded are identified on the course page.  Free State Social Work, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  Provider #6605.