Continuing Ed Requirements

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LMFTs must accrue 40 clock hours of continuing education by every renewal period every two years.

LMFTs must accrue 3 hours of training in ethics that specifically addresses ethics for licensed marriage and family therapy. A generic ethics class is not acceptable.

LMFTs who hold another license which also requires continuing education hours may count the continuing education hours obtained for that license toward their LMFT CEU requirements. Of the 40 CEUs submitted, however, 20 hours must be in the area of marriage and family therapy, including 3 hours of ethics specific to marriage and family therapy.

Continuing education pre-approved by AAMFT and LAMFT are acceptable to the licensing board.

Continuing education not pre-approved by AAMFT or LAMFT is subject to approval by the Marriage & Family Therapy Advisory Committee of the LPC Licensing Board at the time of license renewal.

LMFTs may also receive CE credit by teaching a marriage and family therapy course in an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association; authoring, editing, or reviewing professional manuscripts or presentations in an area of marriage and family therapy (articles must be published in a professional refereed journal); and presenting at workshops, seminars, symposia, and meetings in an area of marriage and family therapy (presentation must be to the professional community, not to the lay public or a classroom presentation).

LMFTs must renew licenses every two years in December.