West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling


815 Quarrier Street, Suite 212
Charleston, WV 25301

Continuing Education

Continuing Education for Licensed Professional Counselors in West Virginia

All Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists are required to complete 35 Continuing Education hours biannually to include three (3) hours in Ethics and two (2) hours specific to veterans and or families of veterans. For LPCs, the Ethics training must be based on or include the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics; for LMFTs, the AAMFT Code of Ethics should be used. The licensee may complete these requirements online (virtual) or in person. All NBCC or ACA approved courses are automatically approved by the Board.
To satisfy CEU requirements, the LPC CEU FOCUS AREAS and LMFT CEU FOCUS AREAS must be covered.
All ALPS (Approved Licensed Professionals must complete three (3) contact hours in clinical supervision training.
WVBEC implemented a formal review process to approve providers of continuing education for Licensed Professional Counselors in West Virginia. You can find the requirements for becoming an approved provider in the Legislative Rule, Series 3. The term “approved provider” refers to an agency, organization, person, institution, professional association, or its local affiliates that have received Board approval to provide professional continuing education programs under its own auspices, which remains approved by complying with the provisions of subdivision 6.2.b. of Series 3.
If you are interested in becoming a CE provider, please download the application.
CE Approved Provider Application
For one time CE approval, please download the One-Time CEU Offering Form.

As part of the commitment to continued learning, we also encourage all Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists to stay informed about various medications that can intersect with their field of work. For instance, understanding the uses and implications of drugs like Cialis, which is often prescribed for conditions like erectile dysfunction, can add a valuable perspective to their practice. While therapists and counselors can't prescribe medications, knowledge about them can enhance their ability to provide holistic support and to collaborate effectively with other healthcare professionals who may be involved in their client's care.