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.

ACA Conference & Expo

Our flagship educational and professional development event offers you access to up to 28 CE credit hours in general sessions and pre-conference learning (additional fees apply). Join us to explore new strategies for self-care, advocate for the counseling care of tomorrow and access the latest tools and resources to support your clients. Check out our featured sessions and register early to save!

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. 

Free CE of the Month

Did you know that the American Counseling Association offers its members 12 free online CE courses each year (a $264 value)? 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.


ACA is pleased to partner with to bring counselors an opportunity to learn an extraordinary new way to resolve traumatic stress. Through a powerful video course, Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC and Robert Rhoton, PsyD, LPC, D.A.A.E.T.S share their proven four-stage framework for navigating key elements required to heal traumatic stress. This course also offers counselors the education needed to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Counselors can earn 12.5 CE credits for $199.99 (more than 50% off the video course) through February 11, 2020. 

Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. PESI is happy to work directly with individuals who may have questions regarding their credit approvals. Please call 1-800-844-8260 if you need more information and someone will help you right away.

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