Continuing Education for Florida Certified Mental Health Professionals and Behavioral Health Technicians

Florida counselors and specialists subject to the Florida Certification Board are required to earn continuing education (CE) credits to renew their certifications as follows:

Click here to review CE requirements for addiction counselors.

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Certified Mental Health Professional (CMHP)

Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT)

Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS, CRPS-A, CRPS-F, CRPS-V)

Community Health Worker

Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW)

  • Must earn 10 clock hours per year. Renewal every two years, on June 30th of the renewal year.
  • Content must relate to at least one of the CHW performance domains of Communication and Education; Resources; Advocacy; Foundations of Health; or Professional Responsibility.
  • Click here for the Florida CCHW Guide

Child Welfare

Employer Sponsored Child Welfare Certification:

Child Welfare Provisional (CWP)
Certified Child Welfare Protective Investigator (CWPI)
Certified Child Welfare Case Manager (CWCM)
Certified Child Welfare Licensing Counselor (CWLC)

  • Certified professionals are required to complete a total of 40 hours of continuing education as follows: The first time the credential is renewed, the certified professional must complete a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education dated between the date of the credential award and the credential expiration date.
  • For each subsequent renewal, the certified professional must complete a minimum of 40 hours allocated as follows: 20 hours earned between November 1st and October 31st of the first year; 20 hours earned between November 1st and October 31st of the following year.
  • Click here for the Florida Child Welfare Certifications

Certification Board Policies and Procedures

For details on renewals and continuing education for various certificates, click here to reference the documentation provided by the Florida Certification Board.

CE Approvals

The Florida Certification Board accepts continuing education (CE) courses approved by the APA and NAADAC .  At Health is a provider approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education. Athealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460.
Florida certified professionals can earn all of their CE credits online through athealth.com.

View the course catalog

State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the Florida continuing education regulations, click the button below.

Florida Certification Board CE Regulations

Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Jul 4, 2018.

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