New Jersey Counseling Continuing Education

Welcome New Jersey 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 New Jersey Professional Counselor Examiners Committee accept courses from NBCC-approved continuing education providers?

Yes. Continuing education activities should be directly related to professional counseling practice.

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

Continuing education may be completed online.

Five hours must be in ethics and three must be in the subject area of social and cultural competence.  Ethics courses must relate to ethical and legal standards in the counseling profession.

At least one contact hour shall be in topics concerning prescription opioid drugs, including the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.

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 New Jersey Counseling Continuing Education Requirements?

You can review New Jersey continuing education requirements at

You can also contact the New Jersey State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners at PO Box 45007, Newark, NJ 07101  (973) 504-6582.

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 New Jersey Counselor 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.