AMFTRB State Continuing Competency Chart

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Alabama

Numbers of CEU Hours Required For Renewal for LMFT: Total of 40 Renewal for LAMFT: 20
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee Renewal Fee: $300
Specific Topic CEU Requirements LMFT: Ten (10) of these hours must be clinical MFT workshops. Six (6) of these hours must be in the area of diagnosis and treatment. Six (6) of these hours must be in the area of professional issues and ethics. LMFT supervisors must have completed a minimum of five (5) hours of continuing education in the content area of supervision.
Continuing Competence Expanded As stated in guidlines under 536-X-6-.01 , typical acceptible CEUs include: National, state or local MFT association training and continuing education activities. Graduate courses in MFT or cross disciplinary course = one semester graduate semester of up to 15 hours or 10 graduate quarter hours. NBCC approved courses and continuing education activities sponsored by allied mental health professional associations or agencies.
(b) Supervision by an Approved MFT Supervisor under a board approved contract (not more than ten (10) hours). Documentation of completion will include a written statement of all CEU course information including the name of the sponsoring organization, location of seminar, title/brief description, principal instructor, dates, and number of hours claimed. The Board will audit a number of randomly selected licensees to assure that the continuing education requirements have been met before the license is renewed.”
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Alaska

Numbers of CEU Hours Required Renewal for LMFT 45 hours
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee Renewal Fee: $665
Specific Topic CEU Requirements Minimum of 2 hours in professional ethics
Continuing Competence Expanded An applicant for renewal of a marital and family therapy license who has been licensed 18 months or more of the concluding license period shall document completion of 45 contact hours of continuing education acceptable to the board that was earned during the concluding license period. If licensed for less than 18 months must complete 30 hours of CEUs. See section 12 AAC 19.310.
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Arizona

Numbers of CEU Hours Required Renewal 30 hours
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee Renewal fee $175
Specific Topic CEU Requirements Minimun of 3 hours of behavioral health ethics or mental health law. Minumum of 3 hours of cultural competency
and diversity. “
Continuing Competence Expanded Continuing education activities shall relate to the scope of practice of the specific license held. See sections R4-6-801,2,3,& 4 “
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Arkansas

Numbers of CEU Hours Required Renewal 24 hours
Renewal Period 2 yrs.
Renewal Fee license fee renewal: $250.00
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 2 hours ethics, 22 hours general counseling clearly indicating 6 hours for each specialty license. “
Continuing Competence Expanded No license will be renewed without evidence of satisfactory completion of a minimum of twenty-four (24) clock hours of continued professional education and/or training in the twenty-four (24) months prior to renewal and evidence of same on file in the Board office. Twenty-two (22) of the twenty-four (24) clock hours must support the licensee’s statement of intent. New Statement of Intent (Scope of Practice) must be received with the renewal fee and continuing education documentation for any license to be renewed. The Statement of Intent must be typed or word-processed in the format required by the Board. See sections 7.3 & 7.4
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California

Numbers of CEU Hours Required Renewal 36
Renewal Period 2 yrs.
Renewal Fee License Renewal: $104.00 http://www.bbs.ca.gov/quick_links/fee_schedule.shtml
Specific Topic CEU Requirements Law and Ethics 6 hours
Continuing Competence Expanded Licensees must complete 36 hours of continuing education within the preceding two years of their license renewal date. Licensees renewing for the first time only need to complete a minimum of 18 hours of continuing education by the expiration date of the license.
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Colorado

Numbers of CEU Hours Required Renewal 40
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee Renewal Fee: $77.00
Specific Topic CEU Requirements Not specified
Continuing Competence Expanded Licensed marriage and family therapists shall demonstrate continuing professional competence through participation and compliance with the Continuing Professional Development program in order to renew, reinstate or reactivate a license to practice Marriage and Family Therapy in the State of Colorado. (2) Licensed marriage and family therapists must complete the following requirements in accordance with the current CPD Portfolio: (A) Professional Practice Survey; (B) Learning plan; (C) Documentation of their PDA and PDH.”
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Connecticut

Numbers of CEU Hours Required Renewal 30 hours
Renewal Period 2 years
Renewal Fee Renewal-N/A http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/profcounselors/fees.shtml
Specific Topic CEU Requirements minimum of 1 CEU under the topic of Cultural Competence
Continuing Competence Expanded Qualifying continuing education activities include the following: Courses offered or approved by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) or its affiliates; courses accredited, approved or offered by the Commission on Accreditation for Marital and Family Therapist Education (COAMFTE), National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the American Association of Social Workers (AASW), the American Psychological Association (APA), or their affiliates, provided the coursework is clearly related to maintaining skills necessary for the safe and competent practice of marital and family therapy; courses offered or approved by institutions accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marital and Family Therapist Education (COAMFTE); graduate coursework in or related to the discipline of marital and family therapy field offered by a regionally accredited academic institution , either audited or by credit; or programs in or related to the discipline of marital and family therapy sponsored or approved by a regionally accredited academic institution, provided the coursework is clearly related to maintaining skills necessary for the safe and competent practice of marital and family therapy.”
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Delaware

Numbers of CEU Hours Required Renewal 40
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee Renewal: N/A http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/profcounselors/fees.shtml
Specific Topic CEU Requirements Not specified
Continuing Competence Expanded CE courses approved by a national mental health or substance abuse treatment organization or their local affiliates, such as the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA), the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), NAADAC, The Delaware Certification Board, Inc., the National Association for Social Work (NASW), or the American Psychological Association (APA) are acceptable, regardless of course content, and do not need to be approved by the Board. Teaching academic or CE courses, presentation of original papers, or the writing of a peer-reviewed article may account for up to 20 CE hours. An official transcript, agenda, or syllabus must be provided to document course hours and content. A copy of the published paper presented must be provided to document hours and content. Only the hours worked in preparation and delivery of the items contained in 5.3.2.3.2 will be counted.”
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Florida

Numbers of CEU Hours Required Renewal 25
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee Renewal: $130.00
Specific Topic CEU Requirements Medical Errors 2 CEus. Must be taken from a Board approved Medical Errors provider. Approved courses are listed in CEBroker.vEthics and Boundaries 3 CEUs.  Laws and Rules3 CEUs.  .Domestic Violence 2 CEUs.
Continuing Competence Expanded Practitioners initially licensed and renewing a license for the first time are exempt from completing continuing education
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Georgia

Numbers of CEU Hours Required Renewal 35
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee Renewal: $100.00
Specific Topic CEU Requirements Minimum 5 hours of professional ethics in Marriage and Family Therapy
Continuing Competence Expanded Of the remaining thirty 30 hours, a minimum of fifteen (15) shall be core hours and not more than fifteen (15) shall be related hours. maximum of ten (10) hours of continuing education may be obtained online for each two-year renewal period. See Regulation 135-9-.01 Each licensee shall maintain for three years their own record of the continuing education activities which they have completed. The Board
will not maintain continuing education files for licensees.”
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Hawaii

Numbers of CEU Hours Required For renewal only: Total of 45
Renewal Period 3 yrs
Renewal Fee Application fee: $50

$220 – MFT examination will be paid directly to the Professional Examination Services (PES). Additional information available at www.amftrb.org.

For license issued in the first year of the triennium pay (2014, 2017, 2020) – $305 (License fee – $54 + Compliance Resolution Fund – $129 + 2/3 renewal – $122)

For license issued in the second year of the triennium pay (2015, 2018, 2021) – $201 (License fee – $54 + Compliance Resolution Fund – $86 + 1/3 renewal – $61)

For license issued in the third year of the triennium pay (2016, 2019, 2022) -$97 (License fee – $54 + Compliance Resolution Fund – $43)”

Specific Topic CEU Requirements Minumum of 6 hours should be in ethics courses
Continuing Competence Expanded A first-time licensee shall not be subject to the continuing education requirement established for the first license renewal.
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Idaho

Numbers of CEU Hours Required For renewal: 20 in each 12 month period preceding the renewal
Renewal Period 1 yr
Renewal Fee Annual license renewal fee for Professional Counselor, Clinical Professional Counselor, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, or Marriage and Family Therapist — one hundred dollars ($100). (4-9-09)

Annual license renewal fee for inactive Professional Counselor, Clinical Professional Counselor, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, or Marriage and Family Therapist — fifty dollars ($50). (4-9-09)

Annual license renewal fee for senior Professional Counselor, Clinical Professional Counselor, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, or Marriage and Family Therapist — sixty dollars ($60). (4-9-09)

All fees are non-refundable.”

Specific Topic CEU Requirements 3 hours should be in ethics
Continuing Competence Expanded Minumum of 3 hours should be in ethics which must be specific to legal issues, law, or ethics. Therapeutic workshops, retreats and other self-help activities are not considered continuing education training unless specific parts of the experience are applicable to counseling or therapy practice.”
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Illinois

Numbers of CEU Hours Required For renewal; 30 hours
Renewal Period 5 yrs
Renewal Fee Renewal Fees.

1) The fee for the renewal of a marriage and family therapist license shall be calculated at the rate of $60 per year.

2) The fee for renewal as a continuing education sponsor is $125 per year.”

Specific Topic CEU Requirements Not specified
Continuing Competence Expanded N/A
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Indiana

Numbers of CEU Hours Required For renewal; 20 CEUs per year, for a total of forty (40) CEUs for the two (2) year renewal period.”
Renewal Period 2 yrs; A licensure year is defined as April 1(of even numbered years) through March 31 of the following year
Renewal Fee N/A
Specific Topic CEU Requirements A minimum of one (1) CEU of the required ten (10) Category I CEUs per year shall have a content area focusing on ethics and professional conduct, including boundary issues, from a Category I provider.”
Continuing Competence Expanded Continuing education shall be comprised of two (2) categories, Category I and Category II. The licensee:
(1) shall obtain a minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the required amount of CEUs for renewal from Category I; and (2) may obtain a maximum of fifty percent (50%) of the required amount of CEUs for renewal from Category II, per “”RULE 6″”.”
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Iowa

Numbers of CEU Hours Required For renewal, 40 hours”
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/chapter/645.5.pdf

645—5.3(147,154D) Behavioral science license fees. All fees are nonrefundable.
5.3(1) License fee for license to practice marital and family therapy or mental health counseling is $120.
5.3(2) Temporary license fee for license to practice marital and family therapy or mental health counseling is $120.
5.3(3) Biennial license renewal fee for each biennium is $120.
5.3(4) Late fee for failure to renew before expiration is $60.
5.3(5) Reactivation fee is $180.
5.3(6) Duplicate or reissued license certificate or wallet card fee is $20. 5.3(7) Verification of license fee is $20.
5.3(8) Returned check fee is $25.
5.3(9) Disciplinary hearing fee is a maximum of $75.
This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 147.8 and chapters 17A, 154D and 272C.”

Specific Topic CEU Requirements 3 of the 40 hours should be in ethics
Continuing Competence Expanded 32.2(1) The biennial continuing education compliance period shall extend for a two-year period beginning on October 1 of the even-numbered year and ending on September 30 of the next even-numbered year. Each biennium, each person who is licensed to practice as a licensee in this state shall be required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education approved by the board.”
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Kansas

Numbers of CEU Hours Required For renewal; 40 hours during each 2yr renewal period
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee Annual license renewal fee for senior Professional Counselor, Clinical Professional Counselor, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, or Marriage and Family Therapist — sixty dollars ($60). (4-9-09)”
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 6 hours – diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders; 3 hours – professional ethics
Continuing Competence Expanded As part of such continuing education, the applicant shall complete not less than 6 continuing education hours relating to diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders and not less than 3 continuing education hours of professional ethics.”
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Kentucky

Numbers of CEU Hours Required For renewal; 15 hours
Renewal Period 1 yr
Renewal Fee A licensed marriage and family therapist shall submit a completed Marriage and Family Therapist License Renewal Application to the board in accordance with KRS 335.340. (2) The fee for renewal of licensure as a marriage and family therapist shall be: $150 annually; reinstatement fee of $100

Renewal Fees:

Licensure shall be renewed annually on the anniversary of the date the license was granted. The fee to renew this license is $150.00. There is a 90 day grace period during which time a licensee may continue to practice and may renew his/ her license upon payment of the renewal fee ($150.00) plus a late renewal fee of $75.00. Any license not renewed in this period will expire and the license will be terminated. A licensee applying for renewal shall show evidence of completion of the required Continuing Education Hours per renewal period which includes 3 hours of Board approved ethics training. KRS 335.340 and 201 KAR 32:060 Sec. 1

To renew online go to the website at www.mft.ky.gov. At the top of the page select “Online Services,” and from the drop down menu select “Online License Renewal.” There is a tutorial PDF “Online Renewal Instructions” at the bottom of the page.
To renew by mail, go to the website at www.mft.ky.gov. At the top of the page select “Resources.” Select “Applications and Forms” from the drop down menu and select “License Renewal Application.” Complete and mail, along with payment, to the address indicated on the form.”

Specific Topic CEU Requirements 3 hours of Board approved ethics training
Continuing Competence Expanded 1) A minimum of fifteen (15) continuing education hours shall be accrued by each licensee during the one (1) year licensure period for renewal. (2) All hours shall be in or related to the field of marriage and family therapy. (3) Three (3) hours of the fifteen (15) hours required by subsection (1) of this section shall be accrued in the fields of professional ethics
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Louisiana

Numbers of CEU Hours Required Provisional LMFT – 20 hours (every 2 years)
Renewal Period 2 yrs (month of October)
Renewal Fee $150 Renewal Fee – non-refundable
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 1.5 hours – diagnosis & 1.5 hours in ethics
Continuing Competence Expanded A provisional licensee must accrue 20 clock hours of continuing education by every renewal period every two years. Of the 20 clock hours of continuing education, one and a half clock hours must be accrued in ethics specific to marriage and family therapy and one and a half clock hours must be accrued in diagnosis (assessment, diagnosis, and treatment under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) as published by the American Psychiatric Association on May 18, 2013). The required training in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment under the DSM-5 may be specific to a particular condition and/or may be general training in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. A generic ethics course is not acceptable.”
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Maine

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 55 hours
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee Biennial renewal fee is $250 for Full Licensure
Biennial renewal fee is $200 for Conditional Licensure**Cannot renew onlinehttps://www1.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/counselors/pdf/cou_app_marriage.pdfhttp://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/counselors/marriage_family_therapist.html#renewa”
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 4 hours in ethics

Up to 15 hours (optional) of the 55 contact hours of continuing education required by this chapter may consist of peer consultation provided by a licensed mental health professional. Peer consultation may be individual or group.

The remaining hours of the 55 contact hours of continuing education required by this chapter shall relate to any aspect of the theory or practice of professional counseling, including any additional hours in ethics in excess of the 4-hour minimum.”

Continuing Competence Expanded Beginning January 1, 2020, applicants for license renewal shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board a one-time successful completion of a minimum of 12 hours of course work in family or intimate partner violence, including course work in spousal or partner abuse that addresses screening, referral and intervention strategies, including knowledge of community resources, cultural factors, evidence-based risk assessment and same-gender abuse dynamics. “
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Maryland

Numbers of CEU Hours Required Renewal; 40 hours
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee N/A
Specific Topic CEU Requirements Requirement: 40 hours. 30 hours must be in Category A, 10 may be in Category B. However, all may be in Category A. “
Continuing Competence Expanded 30 hours (Category A) – a course; workshop; seminar, or symposium. Author, editor, or review of a juried publication.

10 hours (Category B) – include attending or presenting informal courses, in-house colloquia, invited speaker sessions, in-house seminars, and case conferences which are specifically designed for training, teaching; individualized learning, such as receiving formal professional supervision (except administrative supervision), participating in distance learning programs with evidence of appropriateness, minimum mastery of materials and completion.

However, all may be in Category A. “

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Massachusetts

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 30 hours
Renewal Period Due by December 31st of the off year
Renewal Fee Renewal fee of $155
Specific Topic CEU Requirements None provided
Continuing Competence Expanded None provided
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Michigan

Numbers of CEU Hours Required N/A
Renewal Period N/A
Renewal Fee N/A
Specific Topic CEU Requirements N/A
Continuing Competence Expanded N/A
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Minnesota

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 30 hours
Renewal Period Due by December 31st of the off year
Renewal Fee Annual renewal fee for LMFT license is $125
Annual renewal fee for LAMFT is $75http://mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/marriage-and-family/licensee03/fees.jsp”
Specific Topic CEU Requirements Structured educational programs with an instructor as part of conventions, workshops, seminars, lectures, interactive media, and graduate and postgraduate course regionally accredited insitutions. All course work must include the areas described”
Continuing Competence Expanded 1. historical, theoretical foundations, and contemporary conceptual directions of the field of marriage and family therapy
2. assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in marriage and family therapy including both dysfunctional relationship patters and nervous and mental disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral
3. family studies including the life cycle of the family, the process and modification of family structures over time, and issues related to ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, culture, gender, and sexuality
4. human development including huma behavior, personality theory, sexuality, psychopathology, behavior pathology, and physical and mental impairments and disabilities that affect normal development.
5. ethics and professional studies covering legal responsibilities and liabilities of licensure, clinical practice, research, family law, and confidentiality issues
6. supervision in marriage and family therapy including theories and practices”
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Mississippi

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 24 hours
Renewal Period 2 years
Renewal Fee Renewal fee for LMFT is $200
Renewal fee for LMFTA is $100http://www.swmft.ms.gov/swmft/web.nsf/webpageedit/mftPage_mftPage_lmftfees/$FILE/MFT%20FEES.pdf?OpenElement”
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 4 hours must be approved MFT professional etics
2 hours of MFT Supervision Continuing Ed for individuals with Approved Supervision Standing”
Continuing Competence Expanded 1. Continuing education activities related to the practice of marriage and family therapy offered by the AAMFT and any of it’s divisions
2. Successful completion (grade B or better), from a regionally accredited college/university, of a graduate course specific to the practice of marriage and family therapy. One (1) academic semester hour will be equivalent to 5 hours of continuing education hours
3. Teaching in a graduae school of marriage and family therapy. Three (3) hours for every credit hour taught; teaching may count for no more than twelve (12) hours of the biannual requirement.
4. Presenting workshops, seminars, or lectures that are approved for CE credit for LMFTs will br awarded CEU credit at the rate of 2 hours of credit for each hour of presentation; if teaching multiple times, may only be counted the first time the offering was presented.
5. Self-Directed Learning Projects and/or Distance learning/Internet (Online) Learning Courses, will only be granted for courses approved in advance by the MFT CE Committee. No more than 6 hours of the 24 hours required may be earned in this manner
6. Supervision may not count for no more than 10 hours of the biennal continuing education requirement, but not count toward the two required for Board approved supervisors to maintain their approved supervision status
7. An author of a book or peer reviewed article which, as determined by the Board, enhances a marriage and family therapist’s knowledge or skill may be granted continuing education credit not to exceed one-half of the biannual conitnuing education requirement.
8. Licensed marriage and family therapists may earn up to eight (8) continuing education hours for each renewal period through participation in a Board approved supervised self directed learning group. (specific requirements are on page 4 of pdf attachment)”
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Missouri

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 40 hours
Renewal Period 2 years
Renewal Fee Biennal License Renewal $125.00
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 20 hours of formal education with the balance of hours to be self-study
Continuing Competence Expanded None provided
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Montana

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 20 hours
Renewal Period Annual
Renewal Fee Renewal fee of $175

http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/renew_fees.asp#swp”

Specific Topic CEU Requirements No information available, Item G “
Continuing Competence Expanded None provided
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Nebraska

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 32 hours
Renewal Period 2 years
Due 9/1 of each even-numbered year”
Renewal Fee Marriage and Family Theraoy Certificate renewal fee of $25

172 NAC 94-019
http://www.sos.ne.gov/rules-and-regs/regsearch/Rules/Health_and_Human_Services_System/Title-172/Chapter-094.pdf”

Specific Topic CEU Requirements 2 hours must be related to Ethics
Continuing Competence Expanded 1. Home Study Programs may accumulate up to 20 hours of continuing education per renewal period;
2. Publications may accumulate up to 20 hours of continuing education per renewal period (written by the licensee and published in a professional journal);
3.Dissertations may accumulate up to 32 hours of continuing education per renewal period;
4. Teaching College/University Courses may accumulate up to 30 hours of continuing education per renewal period (hours are calculated same as academic credit);
5. Educational/Training Videos: may accumulate up to 10 hours of continuing education within a renewal period utilizing educational/training videos; and
6. Workshop/Seminar/Lecture, etc: 1 continuing education hour or credit means 60 minutes of participation”
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Nevada

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 20 hours
Renewal Period every year
Renewal Fee Annual renewal fee of $150
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 3 hours must be on ethics issues
1 hour must be on issues specifically pertaining to supervising for individuals with approved supervisor status”
Continuing Competence Expanded None provided
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New Hampshire

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 40 hours
Renewal Period 2 years
Renewal Fee Renewal fee of $270
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 30 hours shall be completed from Category A
6 shall be completed in ethics and shall be be from Category A
No more than 10 shall be from Category B”
Continuing Competence Expanded Category A hours may be earned by:
– participation in seminars or workshops
– participation in home study courses, up to a maximum of 20 CEUs
– preparation of a seminar or workshop which shall count as 10 CEU
– completion of graduate level coursework
– publication of a peer reviewd professional book which shall count as 10 CEUs
– publication of an article in a peer reviewed professional journal which shall count 6 CEUs per yearCategory B hours may be earned by:
– participation in mental health seminars or workshops not meeting the requirements of Categury A
– publication of professional books
– publication of articles in professional journals not exceed 5 hours per year”
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New Jersey

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 40 hours
Renewal Period 2 years
Renewal Fee License renewal fee of $250

Page 8 from
http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/regulations/Chapter-34%20Board-of-Marriage-and-Family-Therapy-Examiners.pdf”

Specific Topic CEU Requirements 20 hours shall be obtained by a licensee through face-to-face instruction
5 hours in ethical and legal standards related to MFT
3 hours in social and cultural competence “
Continuing Competence Expanded None Provided
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New Mexico

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 40 hrs
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee $220
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 6 hrs of ethics related to counseling/mental
health for all licensees;
3 hrs in supervision related to
counseling/mental health for all licensees who are supervisors.”
Continuing Competence Expanded 1. approved by certifying groups such as the national board for certified counselors, American marriage and family therapy regulatory board, American art therapy,
association international certification reciprocity consortium, national association of alcohol and drug abuse council; approved by other regulatory boards of related mental health or substance abuse fields, including psychiatry, psychology and social work; sponsored by international, national, regional or state mental health professional associations including psychiatry, psychology and social work, or state and federal divisions of substance abuse; or publication of professional writings and presenting board approved educational courses
2. shall be awarded in a manner consistent with Part 16, section 16.27.16.8 and shall not exceed 20 hours for a license renewal period.
3.Approved by the New Mexico counseling and therapy practice board;internet continuing education correspondence shall not exceed 12 hrs for a license renewal period. 4.Home studies continuing education shall not exceed 12 hrs for a license renewal period.”
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New York

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 36 hrs
Renewal Period 3 yrs
Renewal Fee $170
Specific Topic CEU Requirements N/A
Continuing Competence Expanded During each triennial registration period an applicant for registration as a licensed mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, psychoanalyst, and creative arts therapist shall complete a minimum of thirty-six hours of acceptable formal continuing education, a maximum of twelve hours of which may be self-instructional course work acceptable to the department. Any licensed mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, psychoanalyst, and creative arts therapist whose first registration date following the effective date of this section occurs less than three years from such effective date, but on or after January first, two thousand seventeen, shall complete continuing education hours on a prorated basis at the rate of one hour per month for the period beginning January first, two thousand seventeen up to the first registration date thereafter. A licensee who has not satisfied the mandatory continuing education requirement shall not be issued a triennial registration certificate by the department and shall not practice unless and until a conditional registration certificate is issued as provided for in subdivision three of this section. Continuing education hours taken during one triennium may not be transferred to the subsequent triennium.”
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North Carolina

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 20 hrs
Renewal Period 1 yr
Renewal Fee $100
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 3 hrs ethics
Continuing Competence Expanded The maximum number of hours of continuing education credits for presenting a continuing education course in marriage and family therapy or teaching a course in marriage and family therapy at a recognized educational institution is five.(f) Continuing Education credit shall not be accepted for the following:(1)Regular workactivities, administrative staff meetings, case staffing or reporting;(2)Membership in, holding office in, or participation on boards or committees, business meetings of professional organizations, or banquet speeches;(3)Independent unstructured or self-structured learning, defined as learning which is undertaken by the licensee without peer or other guidance, review, input, supervision or monitoring;(4)Training related to policies and procedures of an agency; or(5)Non-therapy content programs suchas finance or business management”
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North Dakota

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 36 hrs
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee LAMFT, $125 original fee, $50 annual renewalLMFT, $190 original fee, $140 biennial renewalLMFT by Endorsement from another jurisdiction, $300 (includes LMFT original fee)”
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 6 hrs ethics
Continuing Competence Expanded Licensed associates must complete fifteen hrs of continuing education every two yrs of which 6 hrs must be ethics. The required number of hours shall be be prorated for person who are intially licensed during a given reporting period. Proof of completion of the required hours must be submitted to the board by DEcember thirty-first of each odd-numbered year. The inital two yea period begins on January first of each even numbered year
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Ohio

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 30 hrs
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee $75 late fee $40
Specific Topic CEU Requirements N/A
Continuing Competence Expanded Except as provided in division (B) of this section, each person who holds a license or certificate of registration issued under this chapter shall complete during the period that the license or certificate is in effect not less than thirty clock hours of continuing professional education as a condition of receiving a renewed license or certificate. To have a lapsed license or certificate of registration restored, a person shall complete the number of hours of continuing education specified by the counselor, social worker, and marriage and family therapist board in rules it shall adopt in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. The professional standards committees of the counselor, social worker, and marriage and family therapist board shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code establishing standards and procedures to be followed by the committees in conducting the continuing education approval process, which shall include registering individuals and entities to provide continuing education programs approved by the
board.(B)The board may waive the continuing education requirements established under this section for persons who are unable to fulfill them because of military service, illness, residence abroad, or any other reason the committee considers acceptable.”
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Oklahoma

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 20 hrs
Renewal Period 1 yr
Renewal Fee $100
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 3 hrs mental health ethics
Continuing Competence Expanded Continuing education in mental health ethics is acceptable as meeting the pre-approval requirements by the Board when the continuing education program:
(A)  Addresses
ethics issues specifically pertaining to the practice of therapy, as defined in
Section 1925.2(7) of this Act;
(B)  Addresses
regulations as promulgated in Subchapter 3 of this Chapter; and
(C)  Meets all
requirements of subsections (b) through (e) of OAC 86:15-13-4 of this Chapter.
(D)  Beginning renewal
year 2009, the three clock hours of mental health ethics continuing education
must be accrued in a face-to-face setting.
(E)  Current LMFT Board members shall receive clock hours of acceptable
continuing education in mental health ethics for attendance and participation
in Board or Committee meetings.
(3)  Approved LMFT Supervisors are required to
complete a minimum of three (3) clock hours, every three (3) years, of
continuing education in therapy supervision specific to Oklahoma law provided
by the Board or its designee. Continuing education in Therapy Supervision is
acceptable as meeting the pre-approval requirements by the Board when the
continuing education program:”
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Oregon

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 20 hrs/ 40 hrs
Renewal Period 2 yrs on even numbered years
Renewal Fee $125 or $175.25 includes background check
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 6 hrs ethics
Continuing Competence Expanded (1) Licensees who receive their initial license less than 12 months before the continuing education reporting date will not be required to report continuing education.
(2) Licensees who receive their initial licenses between 12 and 23 months before the continuing education reporting date must report 20 hours of continuing education.
(3) Licensees who receive their initial licenses 24 or more months before the continuing education reporting date must report 40 hours of continuing education.
(4) A “”clock hour”” for continuing education means one hour spent in a program meeting the requirements for continuing education. Clock hours exclude refreshment breaks, receptions and other social gatherings, and meals that do not include an approved program. “
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Pennslyvania

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 30 hrs
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee $95
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 3 hrs ethics
Continuing Competence Expanded  For 2009 renewals and thereafter, the Board will
require, as a condition of biennial renewal of a marriage and family therapist’s license, the completion during the preceding biennium of 30 clock hours of continuing education in acceptable courses and programs offered by approved providers which shall include at least 3 clock hours in ethical issues. Up to 20 clock hours may be obtained by home study. Excess clock hours may not be carried over to the next biennium.”
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Rhode Island

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 40 hrs
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee $130; Late fee $90
Specific Topic CEU Requirements N/A
Continuing Competence Expanded Continuing education programs sponsored or approved by the following organizations are deemed to be approved by the Board: American Counseling Association (ACA), American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association (RIMHCA), Rhode Island Counseling Association (RICA), Rhode Island Marriage and Family Therapist Association (RIMFTA), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), American Psychological Association (APA), American Medical Association (AMA) or such other nationally-recognized organizations, as approved by the Board Category I: Formal continuing education program that may consist of graduate or post-graduate courses, workshops, and/or institutes, including web-based offerings. Credit: 1 credit per hour; minimum 20 credits per two (2) year cycle. Category II: Exceptional contributions to professional development that may consist of: a written publication
in a peer-reviewed journal, teaching a relevant, semester-long course in an accredited institution, serving as an elected officer on national or international organizations (e.g., ACA, NBCC, AAMFT). Participation by duly appointed members of the Board in regular Board meetings and
investigating committee meetings shall be considered acceptable on an hours served basis for Category II credit. Credit: 10 credits for each publication or formal lecture 20 credits for national or international contribution. “
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South Carolina

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 40 yrs per licencing period
Renewal Period 2 yrs, interns are exempt”
Renewal Fee $150 Late fee $50
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 25 hrs face to face instruction
Continuing Competence Expanded Board allows maximum of 6.50 hours per day based on a 5-day course. Dissertation cannot be used. Board will accept an “audit” course (no grade) but requires official transcript and letter from professor confirming attendance.If “co-presenting” a training class for “formal” CE, _ of the hours can be counted as formal CE for co-presenting a training class. An Ethics course is not required for renewal but it is acceptable.”
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Guam

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 40 contact hrs or 4.0 CEUs
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee Not specified
Specific Topic CEU Requirements N/A
Continuing Competence Expanded 40 contact hours or 4.0 Continuing Education Units directly related to the practice of Marriage and Fmnily Therapy within each two (2) year licensure period to qualify for renewal of licensure.
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South Dakota

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 40 hrs per compliance period
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee Not to exceed $250. Any license issued by the board expires on December thirty-first of the year of issuance. A license shall be renewed annually.
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 4 hrs of ethics
Continuing Competence Expanded Typical CE Hr Options*; max 8 contact hrs for in-house programs
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Tennessee

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 10 hrs per calendar yr; hrs increase per certificates and/or licenses held
Renewal Period 1 yr
Renewal Fee $190. The due date for certificate and license renewal is the last day of the month in which a
licensee’s birthdate falls pursuant to the Division of Health Related Board’s biennial
birthdate renewal system as contained as the expiration date on renewal certificates.”
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 3 hrs of ethics and/or jurisprudence
Continuing Competence Expanded Typical CEU Options*; max 5 hrs video
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Texas

Numbers of CEU Hours Required LMFT:30 hrs; LMFT Associate:15 hrs
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee Biennial renewal fee–$130
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 6 hrs of professional ethics (completion of the jurisprudence exam may count for 1 hour of ethics); if licensee is board-approved supervisor they must have at least 3 hours of in-clinical supervision education
Continuing Competence Expanded Typical CEU Options*; no more than 12 hrs every renewal period through completion of correspondence courses, satellite or distance learning, audio/video courses, and/or other learning formats of self study”
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Utah

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 40 hrs
Renewal Period 2 yr period commencing October 1st of each even numbered year
Renewal Fee $93
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 15 hrs must be directly related to marriage and family therapy; 6 hrs hours of ethics/law, of which at least 3 hrs must be directly related to marriage and family therapy”
Continuing Competence Expanded Typical CEU options*; a max of 14 hrs per two year period may be recognized for: teaching courses or supervision; a max of 15 hrs per two year period may be recognized for clinical readings, internet or distance learning courses directly related to practice as a mental health therapist; a max of two hours per two year period may be for continuing education from the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing; Specifics found in R156-60b-304.”
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Vermont

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 20 hrs
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee Biennial renewal: $150.00
Specific Topic CEU Requirements Min of 4 hrs in professional ethics in the clinical fields of marriage and family therapy, clinical mental health counseling, psychiatry, psychology, or social work”
Continuing Competence Expanded Typical CEU Options*; no more than 10 hrs can be from Individualized Learning Activities; no more than 5 hrs in instructing; direct participation of a marriage and family therapist as a learner in a structured educational format; continuing education credits are calculated as set forth below: (1) One hour equals one continuing education credit. (2) One semester credit equals 15 continuing education credits. (3) One quarter credit equals 10 continuing education credits. (4) One workshop hour equals one continuing education credit.
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Virginia

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 20 hrs
Renewal Period 1 yr
Renewal Fee Active Annual License Fee: $105
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 2 hrs of ethics, standards of practice, or laws governing behavioral science professions in Virginia”
Continuing Competence Expanded Typical CEU options*; required list of specific CEU topics found in 18VAC115-50-96.
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Washington

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 36 hrs
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee LMFT Renewal Fee: $140 LMFTA Renewal Fee: $40
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 6 hrs of professional law and ethics; at least once every 6 years LMFTs must complete at least 6 hrs of training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management that meet WAC 246-809-615 requirements. “
Continuing Competence Expanded Typical CEU options*
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Washington D.C.

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 30 hrs
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee $177
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 6 hrs of ethics; the remaining 24 hrs may consist of current and emerging issues in marriage and family therapy as outlined in 7707.4; a min of 15 of the 30 hrs shall be completed in a live, face-to-face setting providing direct, real-time interaction”
Continuing Competence Expanded Typical CEU options* with approved CEU program and activities found in 7708 and unapproved CEU program and activities found in 7709; professional research and writing conducted pursuant to section 7708.2 (e) or (f) cannot count for more than 10 out of the 30 hrs required
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West Virginia

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 35 hrs
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee Biennial license renewal–$220.00;
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 3 hrs of ethics obtained through AAMFT home
studies, AAMFT online programs or a formal program. “
Continuing Competence Expanded Typical CEU options* with hr limitation specifics found in §27-10-4 and approved options found in §27-10-6
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Wisonsin

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 30 hrs
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee $85
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 4 hrs of ethics
Continuing Competence Expanded Typical CEU options* with hr limitation specifics and approved options found in MPSW 19.03.
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Wyoming

Numbers of CEU Hours Required 45 hrs
Renewal Period 2 yrs
Renewal Fee $125
Specific Topic CEU Requirements 3 hrs of professional ethics
Continuing Competence Expanded Typical CEU options* with specifics found in Chapter 14.
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