The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) works closely with its continuing education providers to ensure that they maintain the highest standards in mental health training.
|Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP)||Single Program (SP)|
The Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) Application allows you to seek approval to offer NBCC credit for live programs and/or home study programs (on-demand) as an ACEP.
If you are interested in offering NBCC credit for live programs, you must submit two (2) different, live programs that have concluded.
If you are interested in offering NBCC credit for home study programs, you must submit one (1) home study program that is fully functioning, currently available to participants, and can be taken by the reviewer.
The Single Program (SP) Application allows you to seek approval to offer NBCC credit for a specific and fully developed, live program you plan to offer in the future.
|Scope of Approval||
If you submit an ACEP Application and are approved as an ACEP, you can add new programs and make changes to programs without consulting NBCC. It is the responsibility of the ACEP to ensure that all programs offered for NBCC credit satisfy NBCC Continuing Education Provider Policy (Provider Policy) requirements.
Your approval will not expire as long as you properly maintain your ACEP status by:
If you submit an SP Application and the program is approved, you may offer the program as many times as you would like during the 12-month approval period conditioned upon no material changes.
You may change the date, location, and transition back and forth between in-person and online delivery that permits real-time interaction between the presenter and participants. You may not change the content description, content, learning objectives, agenda/schedule, presenter, or program length.
|Additional Factors for Consideration||
Prior to submitting your single program application, make sure that it is complete and accurate, including the correct fee.
|Program Size||Definition||Total Regular Application Fee||Submission Deadline|
|Small Program||17 or fewer sessions||$300||Application must be received 60 days prior to program date|
|Large Program||18 or more sessions||$500||Application must be received 90 days prior to program date|
|Rush Options||Definition||Total Rush Application Fee||Submission Deadline|
|Small Program Rush||17 or fewer sessions||$450||Application received less than 60 days but more than 30 days prior to program date|
|Large Program Rush||18 or more sessions||$700||Application received less than 90 days but more than 30 days prior to program date|
Single program applications submitted less than 30 days prior to the program date will not be accepted.
There are three ACEP applications to choose from. Prior to submitting your ACEP Application, make sure that it is complete and accurate, including the correct fee. The fee schedule if based on the number of delivery formats that you apply for.
|Standard ACEP Application||Fee|
|Application for one delivery format (live event delivery format or home study delivery format)||$800|
|Application for both delivery formats (live event and home study delivery formats)||$1,200|
|University Counselor Education Departments Offering Live Continuing Education Programs||Fee|
Application for one delivery format (live event delivery format or home study delivery format)
*This application is only available for graduate-level Counselor Education Departments that issue master's and doctoral degrees.
|ACA and AMHCA Branches and Divisions Application||Fee|
|Application for one delivery format (live event delivery format or home study delivery format)||$0|
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