Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program Continuing Education General Information

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CE Requirements for LCDC License Renewal

The Counselor Intern (CI) registration may not be renewed; therefore, no CE is required for CIs.

All continuing education hours must be specific to substance use disorders and their treatment or related to chemical dependency counseling as defined by the KSA dimensions. Related education hours may include courses in psychology, sociology, counseling, mental health, behavioral science, psychiatric nursing, ethics, and rehabilitation counseling.

Continuing education hours must include at least three hours of ethics training and at least six hours of training (total) in HIV, Hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted diseases. If an individual's job duties include clinical supervision, required hours of continuing education must include three hours of clinical supervision training.

A licensee who teaches a qualifying continuing education course shall receive the same number of hours as students attending the course. Only one set of hours can be accrued for a single curriculum and no more than one half of the required amount of CE hours licensed will be granted for courses taught by the applicant.

Specific Number of CE Hours Required for Each Two Year Renewal Period - Effective September 1, 2007

A LCDC who holds a master's or other advanced degree must complete at least 24 hours of continuing education during each two-year licensure period. The 24 hours of education must include the specific courses required by rule(see above).

A LCDC who does not hold a master's or other advanced degree must complete at least 40 hours of continuing education.

CE hours submitted in excess of your required amount will not be carried over to your next renewal.

Link to the CE rules on the state of Texas website

Last Updated February 2, 2009

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