Colorado Counselor Continuing Education

Welcome Colorado 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 Colorado Continued Professional Development (CPD) accept continuing education courses from NBCC-approved continuing education providers?

Yes.  The Board does not pre-approve or accredit specific educational programs.  PDH must develop your professional skill and be directly relevant to your competence in professional counseling, the behavioral health field, and your learning goals.

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

No more than 20 hours may be accrued in a single activity category during the renewal cycle.  The 6 activity categories are:  Volunteer Service, Mentor/Supervision, Presenting, Coursework, Independent Learning and Group Learning.

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 Colorado Counseling Continuing Education Requirements?

You can review Colorado continuing education requirements at

You can also contact Colorado Continued Professional Development for Mental Health Professionals at or (303) 894-2363.

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 CEUs 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 Colorado 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.