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Continuing Education

To align continuing education requirements with the new biennial renewal cycle, no continuing education will be required until 2022.  When you renew your license in 2022, you will need to provide proof of 40 hours of continuing education, acquired between January 1, 2020 and November 30, 2022.  Four hours must be on the subject of Ethics as it relates to counseling.  

ARSD20:68:07:24.  Approved continuing education programs. The board will accept qualified continuing education programs accredited, approved, or presented by the following organizations or the organization's state affiliate:

  1. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists;
  2. American Association of Social Workers;
  3. American Medical Association;
  4. American Psychological Association;
  5. Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification;
  6. Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations;
  7. National Board for Certified Counselors;
  8. South Dakota Association of Addiction and Prevention Professionals;
  9. South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals;
  10. South Dakota Board of Examiners for Psychologists;
  11.  South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners;
  12. South Dakota Corrections Association;
  13. South Dakota Counseling Association;
  14. South Dakota Department of Human Services;
  15. South Dakota Department of Social Services; and
  16. The state licensing board for counselors of another state.

For continuing education credits not provided by one of the sponsors listed above please submit a request for approval of continuing education training. The requests can be used by individuals or sponsors.