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Approval in Virginia

Virginia Board of Counseling

  • Provider
    • APA provider
    • NBCC 5951
    • NAADAC 192243
  • 20 CE credit hours required every year — 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

View All Courses Virginia Board of Counseling accepts individual courses only. Currently 438 of our courses are available for counselors and marriage & family therapists licensed by Virginia Board of Counseling. These are just a few examples!

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