North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) 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 North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board accept courses from NBCC-approved continuing education providers?

The North Carolina MFT Licensure Board does not pre-approve or pre-review continuing education courses or providers.   Continuing education units that by title and content deal with marriage and family therapy practice and therapeutic issues, ethics, and supervision of marriage and family therapy shall be approved by the Board.  Three hours of ethics training in the provision of professional mental health services is required (as part of the required 20 hours of continuing education) for each renewal period.  Both ‘live’ and online courses are accepted.

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

Both ‘live’ and on-line courses are accepted.

You can review North Carolina continuing education requirements at

You can also contact the North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board at or 919-469-8081.

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.

North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapist 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), 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.