A Note about Continuing Education Boards
The majority of future continuing education programs will seek to offer credit hours through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). As noted above, the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (doing business as ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care and Education) is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider™, ACEP No. 5424. AAPC solely is responsible for sponsored programs, including the awarding of NBCC credit.
While we had originally hoped to pursue provider status with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, we learned recently that they no longer maintain a process through which a program might be approved nationally for members with MFT licenses; rather, individual state applications are necessary. We understand that many, but not all, MFT state licensing boards accept NBCC hours, and we apologize for the inconvenience this might cause.
Currently, our records indicate that NBCC hours should be accepted by the licensing boards of nearly 75% of our psychotherapist and practitioner members. We will continue to watch these trends to inform decisions about continuing education programs and providers in the future.