Continuing Education (CE) for Maryland Professional Counselors

Continuing education (CE) requirements for professional counselors in Maryland:
  • Must earn forty (40) CE hours every 2 years.
  • At least thirty (30) of these hours must be in Category A activities. Not more than ten (10) CE hours can be in Category B activities. Online distance learning courses are considered Category B activities.
  • CE Approval: The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists accepts courses offered by providers approved by NBCC and NAADAC. is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460.

Professional counselors in Maryland can earn ten (10) of their CE credits online through

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State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the Maryland continuing education regulations, go to

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