Continuing Education for Counselors

CE Opportunities

Continuing EducationWhether it's for license or certificate renewal, career development, or to increase job opportunities, the need for continuing education is a very real demand every counseling professional faces. But while the benefits of continuing education are clear, the costs can be high - from constraints on time and expenses to conflicts with work and personal schedules. ACA makes it easy in our affordable, quality continuing education courses available for you to take at your convenience. Presented by experts in a variety of subject areas, professional counselors can learn from the best online or in-person.

Professional Development Center

Earn continuing education credit by taking advantage of ACA's online professional development programming. Here you can access innovative educational content created specifically for the counseling profession. Learn in online courses, webinars, podcasts, book chapters, journal articles and practice briefs. 


Produced monthly by ACA staff experts, these webinars offer counselors the opportunity for professional development in real-time. Earn CEs directly from your home or office in an interactive learning experience featuring live Q&A. 

ACA Conference & Expo

Earn up to 33.5 CE credits at the American Counseling Association 66th Annual Conference & Expo taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, April 25 - 29, 2018. This is your chance to join your colleagues to grow your skills and broaden your horizons all in one very special place. 

Free CE of the Month

Did you know that the American Counseling Association offers its members 12 free online CE courses each year? To register for the free CE, ACA Members simply login to the Professional Development Center and select the Free CE of the Month image. Once registered, members receive immediate access to the coursework.

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  • Stay ahead of the educational learning curve
  • Advocate for the counseling care of tomorrow
  • Expand your networking connections
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