CE Providers: For those that have an “in-person” CE approval number
 
FIRST:   EMAIL :  [email protected] your plan(s) – if they have changed.
 
PLEASE include your Approval number and if you selected advertising with us.
 
If you would like to change the date of the event, simply email us a new date or a TBA
 
If you are moving your In-Person Event to Webinar or online or on-demand see directions below.
 
 Step 1.   Add the AW to the end of your approval number
 
Example:   Your new approval number is  XXXX-XXAW
 
Step 2  Change your CE certificate to reflect the new number
 
 Step 3  Change your CE certificate to read as Synchronous (interactive, live webinar) or Asynchronous (on demand or accessible at any time) presentation. Remove any words that might indicate “in-person,” including the location because now its just online.
 
 Step 4  Notify attendees the following is subject to change:
 
Currently  ETHICS May not be online / webinars may NOT be used for the Ethics Requirement.
 
 Notify attendees that 10 CE hours of online / webinars may be used to renew their license.
 
 Notify attendees that for CPCS (new) up to 8 CE hours of online / webinars may be used to apply for the CPCS   (again not Ethics)
 
 Notify attendees that  up to 3 CE hours of online / webinars may be used to renew their CPCS
 
 Step 5  CE advertising:   LPCA will update your CE advertising on our website.
 
Best regards, LPCA Staff,     LPCA, the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of GA
 

  

How to apply for CE approval:  

LPCA is a recognized professional association that has been authorized by the GA Composite Board to approve Continuing Education (CE) hours for clinical workshops. Licensing Board Rule 135-9.   All CE approved by LPCA maybe used by all those licensed under the GA Composite Board of PC, SW, MFT for license renewal.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on CE Requirements:    https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43

  • LPCA reviews applications for both Providers who are presenting a workshop and for Attendees ,who are members of LPCA and attend a workshop that is not already pre-approved (members-only application). Both processes are applications that are reviewed by the CE Committee.
  • We encourage you to read all of the information below before submitting an application.  Guidelines   FAQs
Need assistance with completing the CE application process?
 
Click here to complete the request for CE Application Consultation
 
CE APPLICATION 

Invoice will be automatically created upon completion.

BEFORE CLICKING THE MEMBERS ONLY BUTTON -Please read the Guidelines as they are VERY IMPORTANT

After the EVENT:  CE Approval For Members  Only

 

The LPCA District Rep Form is for LPCA BOARD MEMBERS ONLY*

LPCA DISTRICT REP FORM *

*This form is not for public use. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for CE Providers for CE Approval 

     

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]

 

 Answers to Above Questions:

 

I am a provider applying for CE approval:

What we DO NOT approve:

We do not approve: Yoga, enneagram, Reiki, retreats, restorative practices; self-care focused on the therapist vs. the client; topics outside of LPC Scope of Practice (O.C.G.A 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.

 

How much is the application fee?

$65 Single Workshop- Single presentations/workshops. They can occur over more than one consecutive days but are considered one single presentation, as they have the same speaker(s) the entire time, one topic, and attendees must attend all hours for CE credit.  If you want to do the same work again (becuase it went so well the first time) you must fill out a new CE application, check the box Multiple. 

$125 Multiple Workshop- The same workshop presented on multiple dates for up to 12 months. LPCAGA approval numbers for a multiple workshop application are valid for 12 months from the first training date on the original application. After 12 months, the numbers expire and will not be accepted for attendees during an audit by the composite board. 

$150 Conference/OTHER - An event where there are multiple speakers and presentations, possibly occurring at same time, and can be over many days.

Electronically delivered events:   NOTE: The GA Composite Board says webinars are NOT considered “in-person” training.

$175 E-Delivered 

$75 Single Webinar

$150 Multiple Webinar and / or On-Demand

CE application fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.   REFUND POLICY

 

How do I get approval for Ethics or Telemental Health or Supervision CEs?

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

TELEMENTAL HEALTH: Must meet GA Composite Board Rule 135-11. Presenters must have 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 workshop: Foundations, Models/Methods, Legal/Ethical OR Specialized/Advanced. 

 

Who can 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

 

What needs to be on my CE certificate?

CE CERTIFICATES MUST INCLUDE: 

  • Your Company Name
  • contact information
  • name of attendee
  • workshop title
  • presenter(s) name & credentials
  • date of event
  • location of event
  • type (Core or Ethics and/or TeleMental and/or Supervision
  • 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

 

Why was my application denied?

Applications are denied for a few main reasons:

  • The content of the workshop was not clinical or in the scope of practice for an LPC (O.C.G.A 43-10A).  
    • We do not approve: Yoga, enneagram, Reiki, retreats, restorative practices; self-care focused on the therapist vs. the client; topics outside of LPC Scope of Practice (O.C.G.A 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.
  • The presenter was not qualified. The resume/bio/information provided about the presenter is reviewed in relation to the topic being presented. If you do not provide information about your ability to present on the topic, your application may be denied.

 

How early do I need to submit my application?

The earlier the better to avoid late fees, to allow the CE committee time to appropriately review your application, and for interested clinicians to learn of your approved event.

There is a late fee for applications submitted less than 3 weeks prior to the workshop date.

Please allow 7-10 business days for completed and paid applications to be reviewed and processed.

No post approval given; meaning we do not approve workshops for CEs after the workshop has occurred.

 

Can I advertise my event on the LPCA website?

Yes! The LPCA Website receives over 10,000 hits a month on the CE website.  It's very popular. Read more...

For LPCA members:

  • $25 fee for website listing on our calendar
  • $75 fee for E-newsletter Ad- please submit ad to [email protected]

For non-members:   

  • $45 fee for website listing on our calendar
  • $90 fee for E-newsletter Ad- please submit ad to [email protected]

 

What do I need to do after the event?

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

 

I have questions about the number of hours.

  • The approved number of hours, will be for the hours of instructional time in ¼ hour (15 minute) blocks.
  • Registration, breaks, and time for evaluations/CE certificates are not included.
  • When you submit your application, include a simple agenda for the workshop. This will help you request the appropriate number of hours and will help us in our review. If not listed, a 15-minute break will be assumed every 1.5 hours
  • Instructional Hours Example
    Begins 9:00 Ends: 10:30 1.5 hours
    Begins: 10:30 Ends: 10:45 Break
    Begins: 10:45 Ends: 12:15 1.5 hours
    Begins: 12:15 Ends: 1:15 Lunch
    Begins: 1:15 Ends: 2:45 1.5 hours
    Begins: 2:45 Ends: 3:00 Break
    Begins: 3:00 Ends: 4:30 1.5 hours (DO NOT INCLUDE time handing out CE Certificates)
    Total instructional hours: 6.0 hours

  • No more than twenty (20) hours per workshop can be approved due to Licensing Composite Board rule 135-9.
  • Conferences/conventions with multiple workshops and presenter maybe approved for more than 20 CE hours.
  • Attendees must attend the entire event. No late arrivals or early departures
  • CE are based on the entire clocked time. Do not give CE certificates to late attendees or those that leave early.
  • Do not use CEU (Units = 10 clock hours)

 

What If I need to change my workshop or I want to add advertising?

CE CHANGE NEEDED?

  • NO Fee for adding/changing dates
  • There is a fee for adding/changing dates advertisements. 
  • Want to go from Single Workshop to Multiple event - Fill out a new CE application. 
  • Want to add / change dates, fill out a new CE application. 
  • Want to add advertising to your event  CLICK HERE or go to the home page for Advertise with LPCA

 

 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]