CE Applications & Guidelines

LPCA is a recognized professional association that has been authorized by the GA Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists (Rule 135-9) to approve Continuing Education (CE) hours for clinical workshops.

LPCA approval indicates that the CE workshop content & presenter qualifications meet or exceed the requirements set by the GA Composite Board. CE Guidelines are periodically updated for compliance

 

CE Guidelines for Providers
CE Guidelines for MEMBERS ONLY Credit Approval

If this is your first time applying, start with the Application Guidelines document.

This may answer some questions about the CE application process, inform you on what we approve or don't approve, and will help you create a successful CE application packet.

Application Guidelines *READ FIRST*

ONLINE CE Application CLICK HERE 

*Invoice will be automatically created upon completion.

APPLICATION FEES

$50 Single Workshop; $100 Multiple Workshop (same workshop multiple times); $100 Conference/Convention (multiple speakers at same time); $200 Series; $250 Series Multiple

$175 E-Delivered (must meet national standards Section I-CE Credit Rqs); $75 Single Webinar; $150 Multiple Webinar; $275 Series Webinar; $350 Series Multiple Webinar

ALL WEBINARS MUST BE INTERACTIVE

CE application fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. 

REFUND POLICY

If this is your first time applying, start with the Application Guidelines document.

If you are an LPCA member and have attended a workshop that does not have formal CE approval, this application is a free process for requesting CE credit.

Application Guidelines *READ FIRST*

Members Only App CLICK HERE

 

Included benefit of being a member of the LPCA GA!

 

 

Who is Qualified to be a Presenter?

A licensed, certified, or otherwise qualified professional

Proof of expertise in the topic being presented can be shown in the following ways:

    • CV, resume, or short biography depicting professional experience
    • List of academic or CE training
    • Awards/recognition of experience

Who can submit an Application for CE Credit Approval?

Any current LPCA member.

Have you attended a CE Workshop that meets that GA Composite Board Standards for CEs, but it does not have a formal CE approval?  This simple one page form is for you!

NOTE: Reviews are conducted for each application and approval is not guaranteed. Only Core or Ethics may be approved.  

CE INVOICE INFORMATION

Application will not be processed until payment is received.

For OPEN INVOICES: login to your account and click on My Profile. After the profile page loads, hover over the "My Profile" tab and select Invoices from the drop down menu for a list of invoices. Payments can be made 24/7 on our website.  Please notify the CE Committee via [email protected] of payment, in order to continue processing. 

 Requirements based on CE Type:

ETHICS: Must reference ethics codes/guidelines from ACA, AMHCA, GA Composite Board, and/or NBCC.  Ethics workshops may never be ONLINE.  Refer to Licensing board rule 135-9.

TELEMENTAL HEALTH: Must reference GA Composite Board Rule 135-11. Presenters must display extensive TMH training in CV/resume/bio.

SUPERVISION: Must reference CPCS Code of Ethics and ethics codes/guidelines from ACA, AMHCA, GA Composite Board, and/or NBCC

ALL SUPERVISION CE Applications must indicate the REQUIRED CONTENT AREA. Choose one content area per workshopFoundations, Models/Methods, Legal/Ethical OR Specialized/Advanced.

 

NOTE: Until the GA Composite Board decides, webinars are NOT considered “in-person” training.

DISTRICT REP CE FORM

**IMPORTANT APPROVAL INFO**

ONLY LPCA Approved CE workshops requesting advertising are listed on the Website/Newsletter

NON-APPROVED TOPICSYoga, enneagram, Reiki, retreats, restorative practices; self-care focused on the therapist vs. the client; topics outside of LPC Scope of Practice (Title 43-10A) or content not counseling/clinical in nature.

As of August 28, 2017, LPCA no longer approves Mental Health First Aid (for adults or youth). The content is too general and primarily intended to educate the public, not clinicians.

CE CERTIFICATES MUST INCLUDE: 

Your Company Name and contact information, name of attendee, workshop title, presenter(s) name & credentials, date of event, location, type and amount of CEs allotted, approval number, name of approving body, signature of authorized person on certificate and the three (3) Objectives. 

View CE Certificate Template

View SUPERVISION CE Certificate Template

Submit a copy of your Attendance List/Sign-in Sheets, within 2 weeks following the workshop, to [email protected]

ADDITIONAL INFO

LPCA no longer pre-approves workshops for CE credit. Only post-approvals are provided.

NON-APPROVED TOPICSYoga, enneagram, Reiki, retreats, restorative practices; self-care focused on the therapist vs. the client; topics outside of LPC Scope of Practice (Title 43-10A) or content not counseling/clinical in nature. 

As of August 28, 2017, LPCA no longer approves Mental Health First Aid (for adults or youth). The content is too general and primarily intended to educate the public, not clinicians.

CE CERTIFICATES MUST INCLUDE: 

Company Name and contact information, name of attendee, workshop title, presenter(s) name & credentials, date or event, location, type and amount of CEs allotted, approval number, name of approving body, signature of authorized person on certificate.

Please allow 7-10 business days for completed and paid applications 
to be reviewed and processed.
No refunds will be given for cancellations (see Refund Policy)
CE CHANGE NEEDED?

For website Advertisements, please verify contents of posting within 1-2 days of application approval. There is a fee for adding/changing dates/adding more dates. If you submit the application and would like to add advertising to your event, CLICK HERE

 Please remember, we don't make the rules, we just follow them. We appreciate your cooperation.

 For questions or concerns, email us at [email protected]