Continuing Education

General Information about Continuing Education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC)


Beginning January 1, 2017 each Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) must complete 36 hours of approved continuing education courses for each triennial registration period. No more than 12 hours of continuing education activities in any 36 month period, or one-third of the total hours in periods of other length, may consist of self-study educational activities from New York State Education Department approved providers.

This site offers information for licensees and entities seeking to be designated as an approved provider of continuing education course work for mental health counselors.

Questions and Answers for Licensed Mental Health Counselors

Continuing Education Provider Approval under Section 79-9.8(i) of the Regulations of the Commissioner

A listing of Providers that have been approved by the Department to offer mental health counseling continuing education.

Last Updated: August 24, 2016