Maryland Counselor Continuing Education

Welcome Maryland Counselors!

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 continuing education providers?


How many hours can I earn with on-line CE 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.

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 Maryland Counselor Continuing Education Requirements?

You can review Maryland continuing education requirements at

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.

Does Free State Social Work offer Maryland Counseling 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.