Continuing Education Requirements

California

LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs: 36 hours every 2 years, 18 hours for the first renewal period.
All of Gerry Grossman Seminars CE courses are approved.
Gerry Grossman Seminars is BBS CE Provider #PCE1292.

Interactive and Self Study. The California BBS says that Self-Study courses can only account for 50% of your CE hours, while "electronic" courses can count for 100%. All of our at-home courses are considered electronic when you submit the post-test through our website. However, if you send your post-test through the mail it is considered Self-Study.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences requires their therapists and counselors to take certain CE courses at specific times. The following grids list required subjects along with Gerry Grossman Seminars CE courses that can be applied to each one:

California MFTs

Title Hours Details and courses
Aging and Long Term Care 3 This one-time 3-hour course is required for those who began graduate study prior to January 1, 2004 and are renewing after January 1, 2005.
Courses: Aging and Long-Term Care CE Home; First Time Renewal CE Package CE Home; Issues with Aging CE Home;
HIV/AIDS 7 All licensees are required to complete a course at least seven hours in length that covers the characteristics and method of assessment and treatment of people who live with HIV/AIDS.
Courses: First Time Renewal CE Package CE Home; HIV-AIDS CE Home;
Law and Ethics 6 All licensees are required to complete at least six hours of CE in the area of Law and Ethics as a condition of each renewal. The six hours shall be considered part of the 36 hour CE requirement.
Courses: First Time Renewal CE Package CE Home; Law and Ethics CE Home; Law and Ethics CE Course; Law and Ethics 2012 CE Home; Law and Ethics 2013 CE Home; Law and Ethics 2014 CE Home; Law and Ethics 2014 Video CE Course;
Spousal or Partner Abuse (Domestic Violence) 7 This is a one-time, seven hour requirement. Covers spousal or partner abuse assessment, detection, and intervention strategies including community resources, cultural factors, and same gender abuse dynamics.
Courses: Children Exposed to Domestic Violence CE Home; Domestic Violence CE Home; Domestic Violence: Helping Couples Heal CE Home; Domestic Violence: Spousal or Partner Abuse CE Home; First Time Renewal CE Package CE Home; Male Victims of Domestic Violence CE Home; Spousal or Partner Abuse Suite CE Home;
Supervision Training 6 LCSWs and MFTs supervising MFT Interns and Trainees must complete a minimum of six hours of supervision training within the two-year period immediately preceding the commencement of supervision and every renewal period while supervising.
Courses: Clinical Supervision CE Home; Clinical Supervision 2013 CE Home; Clinical Supervision 2014 CE Home; Clinical Supervision: Complete 15 Hour Suite CE Home; Clinical Supervision: Solution Focused Perspective CE Home;

 

California LCSWs

Title Hours Details and courses
Aging and Long Term Care 3 This one-time 3-hour course is required for those who began graduate study prior to January 1, 2004 and are renewing after January 1, 2005.
Courses: Aging and Long-Term Care CE Home; First Time Renewal CE Package CE Home; Issues with Aging CE Home;
HIV/AIDS 7 All licensees are required to complete a course at least seven hours in length that covers the characteristics and method of assessment and treatment of people who live with HIV/AIDS.
Courses: First Time Renewal CE Package CE Home; HIV-AIDS CE Home;
Law and Ethics 6 All licensees are required to complete at least six hours of CE in the area of Law and Ethics as a condition of each renewal. The six hours shall be considered part of the 36 hour CE requirement.
Courses: First Time Renewal CE Package CE Home; Law and Ethics CE Home; Law and Ethics CE Course; Law and Ethics 2012 CE Home; Law and Ethics 2013 CE Home; Law and Ethics 2014 CE Home; Law and Ethics 2014 Video CE Course;
Spousal or Partner Abuse (Domestic Violence) 7 This is a one-time, seven hour requirement. Covers spousal or partner abuse assessment, detection, and intervention strategies including community resources, cultural factors, and same gender abuse dynamics.
Courses: Children Exposed to Domestic Violence CE Home; Domestic Violence CE Home; Domestic Violence: Helping Couples Heal CE Home; Domestic Violence: Spousal or Partner Abuse CE Home; First Time Renewal CE Package CE Home; Male Victims of Domestic Violence CE Home; Spousal or Partner Abuse Suite CE Home;
Supervision Training 15 LCSWs and MFTs supervising ASWs must complete a minimum of 15 contact hours in supervision training (usually in a single course) prior to commencement of supervision. Once completed, the licensee does not need to complete it again before supervising future ASWs.
Courses: Clinical Supervision CE Home; Clinical Supervision 2013 CE Home; Clinical Supervision 2014 CE Home; Clinical Supervision: Complete 15 Hour Suite CE Home; Clinical Supervision: LCSW Perspective CE Home; Clinical Supervision: Solution Focused Perspective CE Home;

 

California LPCCs

Title Hours Details and courses
HIV/AIDS 7 One-time requirement. All licensees will be required to complete a course of at least seven (7) hours in length and cover the characteristics and method of assessment and treatment of people who live with HIV/AIDS.
Courses: First Time Renewal CE Package CE Home; HIV-AIDS CE Home;
Law and Ethics 6 All licensees are required to complete at least six (6) hours of CE in the area of Law and Ethics as a condition of each renewal. The six hours shall be considered part of the 36 hour CE requirement (CCR section 1887.3).
Courses: First Time Renewal CE Package CE Home; Law and Ethics CE Course; Law and Ethics 2013 CE Home; Law and Ethics 2014 CE Home; Law and Ethics 2014 Video CE Course;
Supervision Training 6 MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs supervising LPCC interns must complete a minimum of six hours of supervision training within sixty days of commencement of supervision and every renewal period thereafter while supervising.
Courses: Clinical Supervision CE Home; Clinical Supervision 2013 CE Home; Clinical Supervision 2014 CE Home; Clinical Supervision: Complete 15 Hour Suite CE Home; Clinical Supervision: Solution Focused Perspective CE Home;

 

California LEPs

Title Hours Details and courses
Alcoholism and Other Chemical Substance Dependency 15 LEP licensees are required to complete a course at least seven hours in length on Alcoholism and Other Chemical Substance Dependency. This is a one-time requirement.
Courses: Alcoholism and Other Chemical Substance Dependency CE Home; Marijuana - Effects and Treatment CE Home; Methamphetamine Abuse CE Home; Substance Abuse CE Home;
Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting 7 LEP licensees are required to complete a course at least seven hours in length on Child Abuse. This is a one-time requirement.
Courses: Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting CE Home;
Law and Ethics 6 All licensees are required to complete at least six hours of CE in the area of Law and Ethics as a condition of each renewal. The six hours shall be considered part of the 36 hour CE requirement.
Courses: First Time Renewal CE Package CE Home; Law and Ethics CE Course; Law and Ethics 2012 CE Home; Law and Ethics 2013 CE Home; Law and Ethics 2014 CE Home; Law and Ethics 2014 Video CE Course;

 

First Time Renewal CE Package: Gerry Grossman Seminars offers a low-priced suite of courses that will satisfy all MFT and LCSW first-renewal requirements. It includes Law and Ethics, Domestic Violence: Spousal and Partner Abuse, HIV/AIDS and Issues with Aging.

Registered Nurses: 30 contact hours every 2 years
Gerry Grossman Seminars is an approved provider for California RNs. Some of our courses are specifically developed for LMFTs and LCSWs, so please check individual course content for applicability to nursing.
Gerry Grossman Seminars is a CE provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP14499.

Home Study. The California BRN website states that there is "no limit to the number of contact hours that can be completed through independent or home study courses."


Texas

MFTs and Social Workers: 30 hours every 2 years
All of Gerry Grossman Seminars CE courses are approved.
Texas State MFT Board of Examiners accepts our NBCC certification for all courses.
Gerry Grossman Seminars is Texas Social Worker CE provider #CS4486 .

Home Study. Texas MFTs may use distance learning courses such as ours for up to 6 hours each year. LMSWs, LCSWs and LBSWs can earn up to 10 hours per renewal period through independent study.


Washington State

Licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed social workers: 36 hours every 2 years
Washington State does not have an approval process for Continuing Education providers - the practitioner is responsible for deciding which courses meet their state requirements. As an approved CE provider in California and other states, Gerry Grossman Seminars courses may be approved for Washington State licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed social workers.

Washington law WAC 246-809-610 states: "The continuing education (CE) program or course must be relevant to licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed mental health counselors and licensed social workers and must contribute to the advancement, extension and enhancement of the professional competence of the licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed mental health counselor and/or licensed social worker. Courses or workshops primarily designed to increase practice income or office efficiency are not eligible for CE credit." Please check the Washington DOH website for more particulars.

Home Study. Washington counselors may use distance learning courses such as ours for up to 26 hours each reporting period.


National Board for Certified Counselors

All NCCs are required to complete 100 continuing education (CE) clock hours in each five-year certification cycle. Any NCC who also holds the NCSC, CCMHC or MAC is also required to obtain a percentage of the 100 hours in the specialty area.
Gerry Grossman Seminars is NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider #6363. We may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. See the NBCC website CE page for specific requirements for your NBCC certification specialty.
Gerry Grossman Seminars is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.