Continuing Education Requirements
Some states require their licensees to take specific CE courses at specific times. These are the GGS at-home text and streaming video courses that satisfy those 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. California therapists and social workers may earn 100% of their CE hours through self-study as well as electronic interactive courses. The California BBS says that, effective July 1, 2015, licensees may gain ALL of their required CE units through self-study (previously limited to one-half of the total hours), if the self-study course is offered by an acceptable CE provider such as Gerry Grossman Seminars. "Electronic" courses could already count for 100% before that time. All of our at-home courses are considered electronic when you submit the post-test through our website, while they are considered Self-Study if you send your post-test through the mail.

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 Text-based Home Course; First Time Renewal CE Package CE Text-based Home Course; Issues with Aging CE Text-based Home Course;
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 Text-based Home Course; HIV-AIDS CE Text-based Home Course;
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 Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics 2016 CE Text-based Home 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 Text-based Home Course; Domestic Violence: Helping Couples Heal CE Text-based Home Course; Domestic Violence: Spousal or Partner Abuse CE Text-based Home Course; First Time Renewal CE Package CE Text-based Home Course; Male Victims of Domestic Violence CE Text-based Home Course; Spousal or Partner Abuse Suite CE Text-based Home Course;
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 Text-based Home Course; Clinical Supervision: Complete 15 Hour Suite CE Text-based Home Course; Clinical Supervision: Solution Focused Perspective CE Text-based Home Course;

 

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 Text-based Home Course; First Time Renewal CE Package CE Text-based Home Course; Issues with Aging CE Text-based Home Course;
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 Text-based Home Course; HIV-AIDS CE Text-based Home Course;
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 Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics CE Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics CE Video Course; Law and Ethics 2012 CE Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics 2013 CE Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics 2014 CE Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics 2014 Video CE Video Course; Law and Ethics 2015 CE Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics 2015 Video CE Video Course; Law and Ethics 2016 CE Text-based Home 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 Text-based Home Course; Domestic Violence CE Text-based Home Course; Domestic Violence: Helping Couples Heal CE Text-based Home Course; Domestic Violence: Spousal or Partner Abuse CE Text-based Home Course; First Time Renewal CE Package CE Text-based Home Course; Male Victims of Domestic Violence CE Text-based Home Course; Spousal or Partner Abuse Suite CE Text-based Home Course;
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 Text-based Home Course; Clinical Supervision CE Text-based Home Course; Clinical Supervision 2013 CE Text-based Home Course; Clinical Supervision: Complete 15 Hour Suite CE Text-based Home Course; Clinical Supervision: LCSW Perspective CE Text-based Home Course; Clinical Supervision: Solution Focused Perspective CE Text-based Home Course;

 

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 Text-based Home Course; HIV-AIDS CE Text-based Home Course;
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 Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics CE Video Course; Law and Ethics 2013 CE Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics 2014 CE Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics 2014 Video CE Video Course; Law and Ethics 2015 CE Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics 2015 Video CE Video Course; Law and Ethics 2016 CE Text-based Home 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 Text-based Home Course; Clinical Supervision CE Text-based Home Course; Clinical Supervision 2013 CE Text-based Home Course; Clinical Supervision: Complete 15 Hour Suite CE Text-based Home Course; Clinical Supervision: Solution Focused Perspective CE Text-based Home Course;

 

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 Text-based Home Course; Marijuana - Effects and Treatment CE Text-based Home Course; Methamphetamine Abuse CE Text-based Home Course; Substance Abuse CE Text-based Home Course;
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 Text-based Home Course;
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 Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics CE Video Course; Law and Ethics 2012 CE Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics 2013 CE Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics 2014 CE Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics 2014 Video CE Video Course; Law and Ethics 2015 CE Text-based Home Course; Law and Ethics 2015 Video CE Video Course; Law and Ethics 2016 CE Text-based Home 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.