Licensing Boards

Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners

Continuing Education

Forty hours of approved continuing education is required biennially per licensee at the end of each odd-numbered year. Learn more.  The Licensee must provide evidence with a Certificate of at least four of those hours on the subject of Ethics as it relates to counseling.  

ARSD20:68:07:09.  Approval of sponsors. The board will accept continuing education credits for programs accredited, approved, or presented by the following national organizations:

  1. National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC);        
  2. American Psychological Association (APA);
  3. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT);
  4. National Association of Social Workers (NASW);
  5. Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC);
  6. American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award Category 1 Credit (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit); and
  7. Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHCO).

The Board also reviews and approves continuing education programs as below: