Please do not send incomplete applications. Additions to the application cannot be considered once the review is completed.
Please notify the LCA office of changes to the agenda once the program has been approved for CE Clock Hours.
The Louisiana Counseling Association has been authorized by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor Board of Examiners to review and approve workshops and activities for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) (LPC Board Rules 803-B-2-A) and Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors. In an effort to ensure uniform high quality learning experiences, the following will serve as a basis for approval for continuing education contact hours to be used by Licensed Professional Counselors for their license renewal:
Application for review of events may be made by accredited schools, professional organizations, social service agencies, hospital, mental health centers, and other organizations that meet the following criteria and conditions:
The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor Board of Examiners to offer continuing education for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors and Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors. This program meets requirements for _____ of continuing education clock hour credit for Louisiana Professional Counselors.
Application may also be made by the presenter of a workshop as long as all other criteria are met. Application for approved contact hours may not be made by individual participants who attend the program. Applications for approved credit must be made prior to the workshop and may not be made after a workshop has been completed.
A current vita must be submitted for each presenter. The presenter must have a master’s or doctorate degree in the mental health field or related services.
CE contact hours may be awarded for approved programs under the following conditions:
Complete the Application. The application must be complete when submitted; please do not refer reviewers to a brochure for the information. Include, however, the brochure as well as the vita must be included in the application packet.
If the sponsoring organization makes changes in the program after the review process has been competed and requests a new review, there will be an additional charge of $50.00.
The application may be mailed to:
353 Leo Avenue,
Shreveport, LA 71105.
Please do not fax information.
A letter will be sent as soon as the program has been reviewed.
Following the program, the workshop coordinator will mail sign in sheets to:
353 Leo Avenue
Shreveport, La, 71105.
These sign in sheets should not be faxed.
Sign in sheets are kept on file for five years following the workshop.
An administrative fee is required for each educational event and is due upon application. This fee is for the review of the application and does not quarantine approval. The fees are as follows $65.00 for a single day workshop being presented once;$130.00 for a single workshop being presented on multiple dates within a 12-month period; $100.00 for a conference/convention.
Checks should be made to the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA). All fees are non-refundable.
Certificates must be issued to all participants who have successfully completed the program. A participant must attend the entire program to receive a certificate for the number of approved CE Clock Hours. The certificate may be issued by the sponsoring agency or by LCA.
The following statement should also appear on the certificate: “This program was awarded ____clock hours of continuing education credit by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor Board of Examiners.”
Duplicate certificates: LCA members may request a duplicate certificate from the LCA office. Non-LCA members may receive a duplicate certificate for a $15.00 fee.
Louisiana Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2019. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. LCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
Programs sponsored by LCA will award NBCC CE clock hours. LCA does not use its NBCC ACEP number to co-sponsor workshops.
If a participant or potential participant would like to express a concern about his/her experience with an LCA sponsored or cosponsored event, he/she may call or email the LCA office 318 861657 firstname.lastname@example.org. Although LCA does not guarantee a particular outcome, the individual can expect LCA to consider the complaint, make any necessary decisions and respond within three weeks.
If you have questions concerning the Continuing Education process, please contact the LCA office at 318 861-0657 email@example.comâ€‹