Continuing Education for Professional Counselors in CT

CE requirements for CT licensed professional counselors (LPC):

  • 15 CE hours, including a minimum of 1 hour of cultural competency, every year
  • For renewal periods after January 1, 2016, licensees must complete at least two hours of training during the first renewal period in which continuing education is required and not less than once every six years thereafter on the topic of mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans, including (1) determining whether a patient is a veteran or family member of a veteran, (2) screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief, and (3) suicide prevention training.
  • LPCs can earn all 15 CE credits online

CE Approvals: The CT Department of Public Health will accept relevant courses from providers approved by NBCC. At Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP #6719).

CT LPCs can earn all fifteen (15) of their continuing education 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 CT continuing education regulations, go to

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