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Approval in Maryland

Maryland Board of Professional Counselors & Therapists

  • Provider
    • NBCC 5951
  • Next Renewal: Jan 31, 2023
  • 40 CE credit hours required every 2 years — 10 may be earned with Addiction Counselor CE.

Applies To:

  • Maryland Counselors
  • Maryland Marriage & Family Therapists

License renews every two years on February 1st.

40 credit hours required per renewal period, 10 may be from distant learning (Category B) courses.

1. Forty hours are required. At least 30 hours must be in “Category A” activities. Not more than 10 hours maybe in “Category B activities.”

2. “Category A” activities include the following: a course; workshop; seminar, or symposium. Author, editor, or review of a juried publication.

3. “Category B” activities include attending or presenting informal courses, in-house colloquia, invited speaker sessions, in-house seminars, and case conferences which are specifically designed for training, teaching; individualized learning, such as receiving formal professional supervision (except administrative supervision), participating in distance learning programs with evidence of appropriateness, minimum mastery of materials and completion.

4. The following are excluded from continuing education credit:
Business Meetings, professional committee meetings, and meetings concerned with the management of a professional practice. Presentations and publications intended for a lay audience and Home Study.

Board Contact Info

Maryland Board of Professional Counselors & Therapists
Phone: 410-764-4732

View All Courses Maryland Board of Professional Counselors & Therapists accepts individual courses only. Currently 305 of our courses are available for counselors and marriage & family therapists licensed by Maryland Board of Professional Counselors & Therapists. These are just a few examples!

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