This is a Florida board approved laws and rules refresher course for license renewal for Florida LCSW, LMFT, and LMHC.
Approvals are listed in this course description.  State-specific courses are generally not applicable to other states.
Available as a live course for contracted groups. Contact us for information.
Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE
Last course revision:  2022

Description:  This is the required 3 CE Florida laws and rules course for Florida Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors who are renewing their licenses.  This 3-hour class presents the required laws and rules to aid professional counselors in avoiding practice problems, adherence to licensure requirements and protection of clients’ welfare.  The laws and rules for mental health practice legislation and relevant administrative code include F.S. 456, F.S. 491, and F.A.C. 64B4.  This course is required every third biennium.  Current licensees would need to complete the course by the biennium ending 3/31/19. Licensees in their first biennium, (which are exempt from CE’s for renewal) would need to meet the requirement by the biennium ending 3/31/21.  For more information on this requirement, please review Rule 64B4-6.001, Florida Administrative Code.

1.  Participants will be able to describe key parts of and recent changes to F.S. 456 which establishes the regulation of the health professions through the Florida Department of Health.
2.  Participants will be able to describe key parts of and recent changes to F.S. 491, governing the practices of clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counselors.
3.  Participants will be able to describe key parts of and recent changes to F.A.C. 64B4, which establishes the Florida Board for LCSW, LMFT, and LMHC, defines its authority, procedures, and activities; and include practice definitions and regulations, and requirements for licensure and supervision.

CE Credits:  3

Content Area:  Legal and Regulatory

CE Broker #:  20-478750

Purpose: To facilitate safe and legal clinical practice in the state of Florida by licensed social workers, mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists through knowledge of key parts of and recent changes to Florida mental health practice legislation and regulation.

Target Audience: Florida Licensed (F.S. 491) Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors.   Meets content requirements for laws and rules as per 64B4-6.0046 for licensed social workers, licensed marriage, and family therapists, and licensed mental health counselors.


National Board for Certified Counselors (N.B.C.C.) Program Services has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #: 5978.                  
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.           
Program Services is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) #86395
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling: BAP #162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Office of School Psychology. BAP#162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Certification Board, Inc. #159A



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