Trainings pre-approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the American Counseling Association (ACA) are accepted by WVBEC. It is the responsibility of the Licensed Professional Counselor to obtain a certificate of completion that states (on the certificate) it is approved by the NBCC or ACA.
Graduate Classes in Counseling or psychology from an accredited institution are also approved for continuing education. Please refer to Licensing Rule,Series 1, educational requirements for a list of accepted accreditation bodies. A one (1) hour graduate class equals 15 contact hours, a two (2) hours graduate class equals 30 contact hours and a three (3) hour graduate class equals 45 contact hours. A transcript or grade sheet will be accepted as a certificate of completion. If presenting a graduate course please read section 4.7 of Series 3, Renewal Rules.
All LPC's shall complete three (3) contact hours in Ethics that must include the 2014 American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics. Approved formal trainings are listed below. If the LPC has completed at least one renewal cycle, this LPC can complete the 3 hours of ACA Ethics as part of the 20 hours of online/home study training. www.counseling.org is the ACA website that offers approved online/home study ethics trainings. If, instead, the LPC finds an online or formal ethics training that is NBCC approved but the training does not include teachings from the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, the training CANNOT be used to fulfill the LPC Ethics renewal requirement. Please be sure to double check that this criteria is met when choosing an LPC Ethics training.
All ALPS (Approved Licensed Professional Supervisors) shall complete three (3) contact hours in clinical supervision training. Approved formal trainings are listed below. The three hours can also be completed as part of the 20 hours of home study. The online/home study program must be NBCC or ACA approved and the title of the training, or training description, must include 'Clinical Supervision'.
All LPC's are permitted to complete Twenty (20) of the required continuing education through NBCC or ACA preapproved online/home study coursework. The certificate of completion must include that the training is approved by either NBCC or ACA.
The Approved listings included below can be viewed in 'LIST' or 'CALENDAR' form by clicking either preference.
PLEASE NOTE, as CE offerings are received and approved by the board, the calendar is updated to include those offerings.
Trainings that are approved for the LPC Ethics & ALPS renewal requirement will include after the title of the training 'LPC Ethics' or 'ALPS' APPROVED.
Both Counseling Associations in WV typically hold Spring and Fall Conferences in which they typically include LPC Ethics and ALPS trainings. Please check back periodically for updates to the Approved listings. Thank you.
For all other CE trainings, that have not been pre-approved by NBCC, ACA or WVBEC, the LPC may request the board review the CE training by completing and submiting a Pre-Post CE Application. Please be sure to include all items listed on the form. Please allow up to 1-2 weeks to process your application.