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North Carolina continuing education (CE) requirements:

Psychologists

North Carolina Psychology Board  
CE Required: 18 hours, even years (9 hrs must be Cat A) 
Online CE Allowed: No limit if APA-sponsored (Cat A) 
License Expiration: 9/30, even years 
National Accreditation Accepted: APA 
Notes: 3 hrs ethical & legal issues required each renewal (must be Cat A) 
Date of Info: 8/2/2018

North Carolina psychologists can earn all 18 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the psychology page of this website. Click here to view APA-sponsored online CE courses

 

Counselors

North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors 
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit 
License Expiration: 6/30, every 2 years from initial 
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC
Notes: 3 hours ethics required each renewal. Supervisors must also complete 10 hours of counseling supervision (total 50 hours). The required Jurisprudence Exam counts for five (5) contact hours in ethics.
Date of Info: 2/21/2018

North Carolina counselors can earn all 40 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the counseling page of this website. Click here to view NBCC-approved online CE courses.

 

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs)

North Carolina Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 
CE Required: 30 hours every 3 years (i.e., 2017, 2020, 2023) 
Online CE Allowed: No limit if ASHA approved
License Expiration: 12/31, annually
National Accreditation Accepted: ASHA
Notes: May use ASHA certification as proof of completion of CE
Date of Info: 2/21/2018

North Carolina SLPs can earn all 30 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the speech-language pathology page of this website. Click here to view ASHA-approved online CEU courses.

 

Social Workers

North Carolina Social Work Certification & Licensure Board 
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: 20 hours (Must be ASWB or NASW-approved)
License Expiration: 6/30, every 2 years from initial
National Accreditation Accepted: ASWB
Notes: 4 hours ethics required each renewal
Date of Info: 2/21/2018

North Carolina social workers can earn up to 20 hours for renewal through online courses offered on the social work page of this website. Click here to view ASWB-approved online CE courses.

 

Occupational Therapists (OTs)

North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy 
CE Required: 15 points (hours) per year 
Online CE Allowed: No limit if AOTA-approved
License Expiration: 6/30, annually 
National Accreditation Accepted: AOTA 
Notes: 1 hr OT ethics required each renewal
Date of Info: 4/20/2018

North Carolina OTs can earn all 15 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the occupational therapy page of this website. Click here to view AOTA-approved online CEU courses.

 

Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs)

North Carolina MFT Licensure Board 
CE Required: 20 hours per year 
Online CE Allowed: No limit if related to MFT practice
License Expiration: 6/30, annually 
National Accreditation Accepted: Accepted if title and content clearly relate to MFT. 
Notes
: 3 hours ethics required each renewal
Date of Info: 2/21/2018

North Carolina MFTs can earn up to 20 hours per renewal through online courses offered on the marriage & family therapy page of this website. Click here to view NBCC-approved online CE courses.

 

Dietitians & Nutritionists (RDNs)

North Carolina Board of Dietitians/Nutritionists
CE Required: LD: 30/2 yrs / Provisional: 15/yr 
Online CE Allowed: No limit 
License Expiration: 3/31, annually 
National Accreditation Accepted: CDR
Notes: RDs must only show current CDR card
Date of Info: 2/21/2018

North Carolina dietitians/nutritionists can earn all 30 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the nutrition & dietetics page of this website. Click here to view CDR-approved online CE courses.