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Sexual Harassment
Prevention Training

A minimum of 1 hour every renewal
ICA webinar

This training must be repeated every renewal cycle.

Section 1130.400 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Implicit Bias Training

A minimum of 1 hour every renewal
IMHCA webinar Members

IMHCA Website Non-Members

This training must be repeated every renewal cycle.


Section 1130.500 Implicit Bias Awareness Training

Mandated Reporter Training

Within 3 months of their date of engagement in a professional and at least every 3 years thereafter.

IMHCA webinar Members

IMHCA webinar Non-Members

 Compiled Statutes
325 ILCS 5/) Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.

    Sec. 4. Persons required to report; privileged communications; transmitting false report.  2 j

Alzheimers Education

 A minimum of 1 hour course in training on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
This training must be repeated every renewal cycle.

IMHCA webinar Members

IMHCA webinar Non-Members

Clinical Supervision

Current rules require 18 CEs in Clinical Supervision only for LCPC, once in a lifetime. (By your 1st renewal requiring CEs)

Draft rules are suggesting 9 CEs instead of 18. (possible change before 3/31/23 renewal)

Ethics Draft rules are suggesting 3 CEs in Ethics training. (possible change for 3/31/25 renewal)  IMHCA webinar Coming Soon

CEs Online  

This rule change permanently allows all 30 CEs in a renewal period to be “not in person.” Effective Jan 28, 2021

CE credits may be earned for successful completion of a course (e.g., by mail, computer, pre-recorded online course/program, live online course/program, etc.) that is offered by an approved sponsor who meets the requirements set forth in subsection (c). Each course shall include an examination.

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In order to renew a license, a licensee shall be required to complete
30 hours of continuing education every two years. .

  1. The first time you renew your license you need 0 (zero) CEs.
  2. All counselor licenses renew on March 31 of odd years.
  3. LPC and LCPC have the same CE requirements.
  4. CEs must be earned in the 2 years pre-renewal. (April 1 (odd year) to March 31 (next odd year)

Approved CE Sponsors and Programs
All trainings sponsored by ICA and IMHCA are approved for CEs.

1)         Sponsor, as used in this Section, shall mean:

A)        National Board for Certified Counselors or its affiliates;

B)        American Counseling Association or its affiliates;

C)        Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor or its affiliates;

D)        American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy or its affiliates;

E)        Employee Assistance Professional Association (EAPA) and Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) or its affiliates;

F)         Social Work Continuing Education Sponsors approved by the Division in accordance with the rules for the administration of Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act [225 ILCS 20], 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1470.95;

G)        American Psychological Association or its affiliates; and

H)        Any other accredited school, college or university, State agency, or any other person, firm, or association  that has been approved and authorized by the Division pursuant to subsection (c)(2) to coordinate and present continuing education courses and programs.


Process for Out-of -State CE Approval from a group not previously listed.

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