Illinois Counselor Continuing Education

Welcome Illinois 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 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 CE courses?


Do you offer an Illinois Sexual Harrassment Prevention course

Yes. It is available at

Do you offer an implicit bias course?

Yes.  It is available at

Where can I find the DCFS free mandated reporter training?

You can find information on the free DCFS online mandated reporter training at:

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 Illinois Counselor Continuing Education Requirements?

You can review Illinois continuing education requirements at

You can find information on the new Sexual Harassment Prevention Training CE requirement at:

You can find information on the free DCFS online mandated reporter training at:!loginPage.action.

Beginning 1/1/23, healthcare professionals will need to complete one hour of implicit bias training.

Beginning, 1/1/23, healthcare professionals who have direct patient interaction with adults age 26 and above will need one hour of CE training on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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

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 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.