Continuing Education for Professional Counselors in Colorado

CE requirements for CO licensed professional counselors (LPC):

  • 40 PDH (professional development hours) every 2 years
  • No more than 20 PDH in a single PDA (or category)

Professional development hours (PDH) must enhance, improve or develop competence in professional counseling and be directly relevant to your learning plan and learning goals.

Professional development activities (PDA)  include: Volunteer Service, Consultation, Supervision, Presenting, Coursework, Publication, Independent Learning. No more than 20 PDH can be credited in a single PDA category during a 2-year renewal cycle. For example, a professional can earn 20 hours in coursework and 20 hours in independent learning to fulfill the requirement.

CE Approvals: The Colorado State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners does not approve courses, but will accept relevant courses from APA approved providers. At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

CO licensed professional counselors can earn 40 professional development hours (20 in coursework and 20 in independent study) online through athealth.com. View the course catalog at http://athealth.com/course-catalog/

State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the Colorado continuing education regulations, https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Professional_Counselor

Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on May 5, 2018