Pursuant to NAC 641A.131, to maintain licensure, a Marriage and Family Therapist or a Clinical Professional Counselor must complete 40 hours of continuing education during the biennial license period, at least 6 hours of which must be on ethics issues specifically pertaining to he field of practice of the marriage and family therapy or the clinical professional counseling and 4 hours must specifically pertain to suicide prevention.
Pursuant to NRS 641A.260, to renew a license to practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist or Clinical Professional Counselor a minimum of 6 hours of instruction related to cultural competency and diversity, equity and inclusion.
If the marriage and family therapist or clinical professional counselor is an approved supervisor, at least 2 hours of the requirements of this subsection must be on issues specifically pertaining to supervising in the field of practice of the approved supervisor and must include education in at least one of the following:
- An overview of a supervision model;
- Areas of focus for a supervisor and the roles of a supervisor;
- The process of supervising and the practical application of that process;
- Ethical dilemmas involved in supervising;
- Methods of effectively addressing and preventing ethical dilemmas in supervising; or
- An overview of the supervision standards of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the National Board for Certified Counselors or the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, or the provisions of this chapter and chapter 641A of NRS relating to the practice of marriage and family therapy or the practice of clinical professional counseling, as applicable.
A marriage and family therapist or clinical professional counselor shall not use more that 20 hours of “distance education” to satisfy the requirements. “distance education” means education, training, courses or programs that are delivered to a student who is geographically separate from the instructor in an asyncronous format.
NOTE: Of the 40 required CEUs, one-half must be taken in a live seminar or webinar where it is possible to interact with the presenter/participants. The balance of the CEUs may be online courses.
Records of CEUs taken and used toward licensure requirements must be kept a minimum of three (3) years.
- Teaching - 20 CEUs maximum
- Graduate courses - 15 CEUs maximum
- Attending board meetings - 4 CEUs maximum
- Community meetings - 6 CEUs maximum
With the approval of the Board, a marriage and family therapist or clinical professional counselor may satisfy license renewal CEU requirements by teaching at an institution, seminar, workshop, conference or other program. The content of the teaching material must be related to the field of practice of the marriage and family therapist or clinical professional counselor and may not be part of their primary or regular employment. Pursuant to NAC 641A.131, for each such hour taught, 2 hours of continuing education may be credited.
A marriage and family therapist or clinical professional counselor is subject to disciplinary action by the Board if he or she fails to satisfy the requirements for continuing education set forth in NAC 641A.131.
To reactivate an inactive license, an inactive licensee must complete at least 40 hours of continuing education in the year immediately preceding his or her application for reactivation.
Any organization or provider wishing to obtain a CEU approval number from the Board must fill out the Provider CEU Approval Form and submit it along with all required supporting documentation to the Board office. Any licensee may also submit this form to the Board for approval of CEU credit determination.