Effective July 1, 2017 the LPC shall complete 2 hrs. of CE related to the mental health conditions specific to veterans and their families. Approved trainings for this new requirement will include "VA APPROVED" after the title in the calendar below. The licensee may instead complete this requirement via online or homestudy CE training that is NBCC or ACA approved and meets the following criteria: Training specific to veterans and family members of veterans may include, but not be limited to, inquiring about whether clients are veterans or family members of veterans; screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder; readjustment issues; risk of suicide and prevention of suicide; military sexual assault; and depression and grief.
LPC Ethics Renewal Requirement: All LPC's shall complete three (3) contact hours in Ethics that must include the 2014 American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics. For the newly licensed LPC that is completing their first license renewal cycle, the ethics training must be completed in a formal setting. Approved formal trainings are listed in calendar 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.
ALPS Renewal Requirement: 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'.
NBCC & ACA online/home study CE: 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. If you have questions related to a training that is not posted, please first contact the sponsor of the training before contacting the Board.
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.