Continuing Education for Mental Health Counselors in Rhode Island

CE requirements for professional counselors in RI:

  • Must complete 40 hours of continuing education every 2 years, with a minimum of 20 credits in Category I
  • Category I includes formal programs, including web-based courses
  • Renewal date: June 30, even-numbered years

CE Approvals: The Rhode Island Board of Marriage, Family and Mental Health Therapy accepts programs from NBCC and APA approved sponsors. At Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP #6719). At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health maintains responsibility for the program.

RI mental health counselors can earn all forty (40) of their CE credits online through View the course catalog at

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

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