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Approval in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors

  • Provider
    • APA provider
    • ASWB ACE 1020
    • NBCC 5951
  • 30 CE Credit hours required every 2 years — 20 may be earned with Addiction Counselor CE.

Applies To:

  • Pennsylvania Social Workers
  • Pennsylvania Counselors
  • Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

Addiction Counselor CE’s distant learning courses are available for continuing education credit for MFT’s, and Social Workers, as set forth by the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, & Professional Counselors.

** Effective January 1, 2021, licensees are permitted to renew their license at their next renewal that comes after January 1, 2021, utilizing CE obtained through either traditional, in-person courses or by means of distance learning. This means that licensees may satisfy up to 100 percent of their CE requirements for their next renewal with hours obtained entirely through online courses from providers of distance education that meet the applicable board’s continuing education requirements.**

30 credit hours needed by February 28 odd-numbered year.

20 credit hours may be distant learning (online/homestudy) courses. Home study courses must be indicated as such on the certificates of attendance. We have a customization line of the certificate where you can type in “Homestudy Course”.

3 of the required 30 clock hours must be related to ethical issues. Each course taken in ethics must be 2 hours long even though the hours do not need to be contiguous.

1 credit hour must be in suicide prevention.

Addiction Counselor CE, a service of CE Learning Systems, is approved to offer continuing education courses by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB #1020). CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for the courses.

Board Contact Info

State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
Phone – (717) 783-1389
https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/SocialWorkersMarriageanFamilyTherapistsandProfessionalCounselors/Pages/default.aspx

View All Courses Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors accepts individual courses only. Currently 326 of our courses are available for social workers, counselors, and marriage & family therapists licensed by Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors. These are just a few examples!

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