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Review the continuing education requirements for each profession by state and credentialing authority.

STATES

Illinois

IDFPR

IDFPR (Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation) licenses the following counseling professions:

  • Professional Counselors

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors

In order to renew a license, a licensee shall be required to complete 30 hours of continuing education.  All clinical professional counselors are required to complete 18 hours in clinical supervision training of the 30 continuing education hours required.  This is a one time (lifetime) requirement.  All supervision training successfully completed subsequent to September 1, 2003 can be applied to the 18 hours of clinical supervision continuing education required.  (Section 1375.220 Illinois Administrative Code)

 

  • A prerenewal period is the 24 months preceding March 31 of each odd-numbered year.

 

  • CE requirements shall be the same for licensed professional counselors and licensed clinical professional counselors.

 

  •  One CE hour shall equal one clock hour of attendance.  After completion of the initial CE hour, credit may be given in one-half hour increments.

 

  • A renewal applicant shall not be required to comply with CE requirements for the first renewal of an Illinois license.

 

  • Professional counselors or clinical professional counselors licensed in Illinois but residing and practicing in other states or jurisdictions shall comply with the CE requirements set forth in this Section.

 

  • Continuing education credit hours used to satisfy the CE requirements of another jurisdiction may be applied to fulfill the CE requirements of the State of Illinois.

  • A maximum of 15 CE credits per renewal period may be earned for successful completion of a correspondence course (e.g., by mail, computer, etc.) that is offered by an approved sponsor who meets the requirements set forth in subsection (c). Each correspondence course shall include an examination.