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49 Pa. Code § 49.32. Requirement for biennial renewal.

§ 49.32. Requirement for biennial renewal.

 The Board requires, as a condition of biennial renewal of a professional counselor’s license, the completion during the preceding biennium of 30 clock hours of continuing education in acceptable courses and programs offered by approved providers. Up to 20 clock hours may be obtained by home study. Excess clock hours may not be carried over to the next biennium. At least 3 of the required 30 clock hours must be related to ethical issues and at least 2 of the required 30 clock hours must be completed in child abuse recognition and reporting in accordance with §  49.58(b) (relating to child abuse recognition and reporting—mandatory training requirement).


   The provisions of this §  49.32 amended under section 6(2) of the Social Workers, Marriage Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act (63 P.S. §  1906(2)); and 23 Pa.C.S. § §  6301—6388.


   The provisions of this §  49.32 adopted December 22, 2006, effective December 23, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7841; amended March 18, 2022, effective March 19, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 1608. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (325259).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  49.31 (relating to definitions).

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