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Approval in Oregon

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists

  • Provider
    • NBCC 5951
  • 40 CE Credit hours required every 2 years — All 40 may be earned with

Applies To:

  • Oregon Counselors
  • Oregon Marriage & Family Therapists

40 credits are required and all 40 credits to be earned with online/distant learning courses from qualifying providers. is approved by NBCC (provider #5951) to offer CE courses for Counselors and MFTs.

3 credit hours must be in ethics and 4 must be in cultural competency.
There is also a one time requirement for 7 credit hours in pain management.

In order to complete the continuing education requirements, education/training experiences must be in one of the following approved program areas:


  • counseling theory
  • social and cultural foundations
  • the helping relationship
  • group dynamics
  • life-style and career development
  • appraisal of individuals
  • research and evaluation
  • professional orientation and ethics
  • professional supervision training


In addition to the areas listed immediately above, LMFTs need educational/training experience in the following areas:

  • theories of marital and family therapy
  • assessment and treatment in marital and family therapy
  • ethics and professional studies
  • research
  • professional supervision training

Courses in personal growth, computers, administration, management, or other how-to-improve-your-business classes will NOT count.

See full detailed guidelines here:

Board Contact Info

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
3218 Pringle Rd. SE, Suite 250
Salem, OR 97302-6312
[email protected]
Phone: 503-378-5499

View All Courses Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists accepts individual courses only. Currently 425 of our courses are available for counselors and marriage & family therapists licensed by Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. These are just a few examples!

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