Illinois Counselor Continuing Education

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 Illinois Professional Counselor Licensing and Disciplinary Board accept courses from NBCC-approved continuing education providers?

Yes- as long as the course enhances professional skills, practice, and values in the area of professional counseling.

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

You can earn 15 out of 30 hours with on-line courses.

You can review Illinois continuing education requirements at http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/068013750C02200R.html.

You can find information on the new Sexual Harassment Prevention Training CE requirement at:  https://www.idfpr.com/FAQ/DPR/DPR%20Sexual%20harassment%20prevention%20CE.pdf

You can find information on the free DCFS online mandated reporter training at: https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/safekids/reporting/Pages/index.aspxhttps://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/safekids/reporting/Pages/index.aspx.

We do not offer a course on implicit bias training at this time.

You can also contact the Illinois Division of Professional Registration at 217-785-0800.

Note:  all clinical professional counselors are required to complete 18 hours in clinical supervision training of the 30 continuing education hours required.  This is a one time (lifetime) requirement.

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.

Illinois 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.

All of our courses are $5.99 per credit hour. We also offer an unlimited package with one year of unlimited courses for $74.99 or two years for $124.99.  To get started, you can browse our complete course catalog or use the category links on the right.

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: 9/6/2021 – 9/6/2024. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.