Continuing Education (CE) for Florida Mental Health Counselors

CE requirements for licensed mental health counselors (LMHC) in Florida:
  • 30 hours of continuing education (CE) every 2 years as follows:
  • General Hours – 25 hours
  • Ethics and Boundaries – 3 hours See ethics courses at
  • Medical Errors – 2 hours (All medical errors courses must be approved by the Florida Board. does not currently offer a medical errors course.)
  • In addition, Florida mental health counselors are required to take 3 hours on Florida Laws and Rules every third renewal. These hours are included in the 25 general hours. ( has numerous courses that meet the requirement for Ethics and Boundaries referenced above. However, does not currently offer a Laws and Rules course.)

CE Approvals: The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling accepts courses from APA and NBCC approved providers and from ASWB approved providers. is an APA approved provider and an NBCC approved provider (ACEP#6719).

There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through online or home study courses.

Licenses expire March 31, odd-numbered years.

Florida mental health counselors (LMHC) can earn 25 of their general CE credits and 3 of their ethics and boundaries credits online through Click here to 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, go to

Page last modified or reviewed by on Dec 21, 2015.