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Continuing Education Rule Changes Effective January 1, 2024. Need Clarification?


In case you missed it, or still need clarification, here you go!


24 hours Total Required

6 hours of Ethics.

3 hours of Cultural Diversity or Competency.

Texas Jurisprudence exam (counts as 1 hour of Ethics).

Human Trafficking training course (counts as 1 hour).

Supervisors: 6 hours in Supervision (you can now count these in your total required 24 hours).


You can now carry forward to your next renewal period a maximum of 10 hours.


At least 50% of your hours must come from one or more of the following providers:


International, national, regional, state, or local association of medical, mental, or behavioral health professionals.


Public school districts, charter schools, or education service centers.


City, county, state, or federal government entities.


An institution of higher education accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, or the United States Department of Education.


Religious or charitable organizations devoted to improving the mental or behavioral health of individuals.


A licensee with supervisor status.


A hospital or hospital system, including any clinic, division, or department within a hospital or hospital system.


Any provider approved or endorsed by a provider listed herein.


PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR CE COURSES MEET THE FOLLOWING TWO REQUIREMENTS FROM ABOVE: 1) We are an approved provider through the Association of Mental Health Professionals, and 2) courses are provided by a licensee with supervisor status (license #14063).


Other hours could be acquired through a provider that does not meet the above requirements or through:


Preparing and giving a presentation at a continuing education activity. The maximum number of hours that may be claimed for this activity is 5 hours.


Authoring a book or peer reviewed article. The maximum number of hours that may be claimed for this activity is 5 hours.


Teaching or attending a graduate level course. The maximum number of hours that may be claimed for this activity is 5 hours.


Self-study. The maximum number of hours that may be claimed for this activity is 1 hour.


You can check out the full text of these requirements in the Consolidated Rulebook for Professional Counseling, page 120, located on the BHEC website.

 

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