Louisiana Counselors Continuing Education Requirements And License Renewal

Meet your Louisiana counselor CE requirements with ease. If you'd like a refresher on what's needed to renew your license, see the requirements below.

9 Mandatory Hours
31 Elective Hours
40 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Louisiana Behavioral Health : Counselor license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the LA Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Behavioral Health : Counselor licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Louisiana Counselors: Counselor (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 40
Mandatory Hours: 9
Elective Hours: 31
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 06/30/2024
Next Education Due Date: 06/30/2024

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Mandatory subjects:

  • 3 hours - Ethics
  • 6 hours - Diagnosis (assessment, diagnosis, and treatment under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5, as published by the American Psychiatric Association)
  • 3 hours of supervision for those approved by the board to supervise
  • If you Practice Telehealth 3 hours in telehealth



Online Limitations

20 hours are allowed to be completed through an online format and 10 hours can be completed through home study (including video presentations and webinars).


No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: LA Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners
Phone: 2252958444
Fax: 2252958448
Address: 11410 Lake Sherwood Avenue North, Suite A Baton Rouge, 70816

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.