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Approval in Virginia

Virginia Board of Counseling

  • Provider Info:

  • Cycle: Renewal every year
  • Total Requirement: 20 credit hours required — All 20 may be earned with
    Virginia Board of Counseling has special CE requirements. Those requirements are listed below.

Applies To:

  • Virginia Counselors
  • Virginia Marriage & Family Therapists’s distant learning courses are available for continuing education credit for QMHP’s, MFT’s, LPC’s, as set forth by the Virginia Board of Counseling.

Due to Covid, QMHP’s are required to take 16 credits for period ending June 30, 2021 and LPC’s and MFT’s are required to take 40 credits (4 in ethics) for period ending June 30, 2021.

2 credit hours must emphasize the ethics, standards of practice or laws governing behavioral science professions in Virginia.

An individual holding a QMHP-A and QMHP-C must renew their registration by June 30thof each year. QMHP-Trainees are not required to renew. QMHPs are required to complete a minimum of eight contact hours of continuing education for each annual registration renewal. A minimum of one of these hours must be in a course that emphasizes ethics.

As of September 3, 2008, those newly registering to supervise are required to complete 3 graduate credits related to supervision or 20 hours of continuing education from a board approved CE provider. Those currently supervising are required to complete the educational requirement by Sept. 3, 2010. Due to CE-Credit’s approved provider status, our supervision courses apply to this requirement., a service of CE Learning Systems, is approved to offer continuing education courses by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC #5951). CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for the courses.

Board Contact Info

Virginia Board of Counseling
Phone: 804-367-4610

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We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

If you are aware of a change in your requirements that is not shown here, please let us know!

Virginia Board of Counseling uses the term credit hours to refer to continuing education credit hours. Our system normally refers to CE credit hours. On these terms may be considered synonymous.

Contact Info

Virginia Board of Counseling
Phone: 804-367-4610

Applicability and Disclaimer

This CE approval information applies to these professionals in Virginia:

  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists

Please Note:

Carefully read your state licensure renewal requirements as some jurisdictions have specific topic requirements or limits on the number of accepted Online/Home Study credits.

State laws often change, so please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.