Texas Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education

Welcome Texas Marriage and Family Therapists!

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

Yes.  CE should be directly related to the practice of marriage and family therapy.  The Council does not pre-evaluate or pre-approve CE providers or hours.

Applicable Rule: 22 TAC 801.261, effective March 7, 2023

Licensed marriage and family therapists are required to obtain a minimum of 30 clock hours of continuing education during each renewal period they hold a license.

At least 6 of the hours obtained must be in the area of ethics, with another 3 hours in the area of cultural diversity and competency. These hours may be counted toward the total number of hours required.

To maintain supervisory status, during each renewal period, a supervisor must obtain a minimum of 6 hours of continuing education in supervision and pass the jurisprudence examination. These hours may be counted toward the total number of hours required.

Licensees providing telehealth services must complete 2 hours of continuing education in technology-assisted services. These hours may be counted toward the total number of hours required.

Effective January 1, 2024, at least half of the 30 hours must be obtained from a provider listed in 801.261(f).

All licensees are required to undergo an HHSC approved human trafficking prevention training course as a condition of renewal, in accordance with Chapter 116 of the Occupations Code. Approved training courses can be found on the Health Care Practitioner Human Trafficking Training webpage.

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


How Can I Get Started?

All of our courses are $5.99 per credit hour.  We also offer an unlimited package. One year of unlimited courses is $74.99 and two years of unlimited courses are $124.99.  Click here for more information about how to get started or you can browse our complete course catalog.

Where Can I Review Texas MFT Continuing Education Requirements?

You can review Texas MFT continuing education requirements at https://www.bhec.texas.gov/online-license-renewal-system/index.html.

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.

Does Free State Social Work offer Texas Marriage and Family Therapy CEUs? Trainings? Contact Hours? Credit Hours?

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.