CE Requirements for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in Texas

Texas LPCs are required to earn 24 continuing education (CE) credits every 2 years, including a minimum of 4 hours in ethics, two of which must be directly related to Texas LPC ethics. Completion of the Texas LPC Jurisprudence Exam counts as one hour of CE in Texas LPC ethics. A licensee must successfully complete the Texas Jurisprudence Examination each renewal period.

Approved supervisors must complete 6 hours in supervision every 2 years.

For renewals due on or after December 1, 2016, nine of the 24 required credits must be face-to-face. Counselors can take 15 credits online.

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors accepts courses from NBCC approved providers.  At Health (athealth.com) is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP #6719).

Texas counselors can earn 15 CE credits online through athealth.com (Note, however, that Texas LPCs must complete the 1-credit Texas Jurisprudence Examination each renewal period, which athealth.com does not offer.)

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State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the Texas continuing education regulations, go to http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/counselor/lpc_rules/

Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on August 4, 2016.