Continuing Education for Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors

CE requirements licensed professional counselors in TN:
  • Twenty (20) clock hours of continuing education every two (2) years
  • Three (3) hours must pertain to professional ethics
  • A maximum of ten (10) hours can be earned online
  • Professionals who hold two (2) certificates and/or licenses regulated by the Tennessee Board for Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists and Clinical Pastoral Therapists must complete thirty (30) clock hours of CE every two (2) years.
  • Three (3) hours must pertain to professional ethics
  • Fifteen (15) of the thirty hours can be earned online.
  • Professionals who hold three (3) certificates and/or licenses must complete forty (40) clock hours of continuing education every two (2) years.
  • Three (3) hours must pertain to professional ethics
  • Twenty (20) of the forty hours can be earned online.

In each case, at least ten (10) clock hours must be directly related to the practice of each profession for which the person is licensed or certified.

Persons supervising applicants for licensure under the provisions of 0450-01-.10 shall have three (3) clock hours of the twenty (20) clock hour biennial requirement pertain to counseling supervision or related supervision topics.

CE Approvals: The Board accepts courses offered by providers approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Athealth.com is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health, Inc. is approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6719.

Licensed professional counselors in TN can take one-half (1/2) of their credits 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 Tennessee continuing education regulations, go to http://www.state.tn.us/sos/rules/0450/0450.htm

Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on August 12, 2015