Texas Counselor Continuing Education

Welcome Texas 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 Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors accept courses from NBCC-approved continuing education providers? 

Yes. Courses should be directly related to counseling. The Council does not pre-evaluate or pre-approve CE providers or hours.

Applicable Rule: 22 TAC 681.140

LPCs are required to obtain a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education during each renewal period they hold a license.

Effective January 1, 2024, at least half of the 24 hours must be obtained from a provider listed in 681.140(f).

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.

LPCs must pass the jurisprudence examination each renewal period.  Licensees may claim 1 hour of ethics credit for passing the examination.

An LPC-S must complete 6 hours of continuing education in supervision during his or her renewal period to maintain supervisory status.  These hours may be counted toward the total number of hours required.

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 CE courses?

They can all be online.

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 Counseling Continuing Education Requirements?

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

You can also contact the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors at Mail Code 1982 PO Box 149347 Austin, Texas 78714 (512) 834-6677.

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 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.