NBCC Guide to Recertification

Continuing education is an important part of a counselor’s career. These clock hours are required to maintain NCC certification, as well as many state licenses. Every month, 10 percent of recertifying NCCs are selected for a continuing education audit. The purpose of the audit is to make sure that the continuing education activities meet NBCC requirements. If you have been selected for an audit, you are required to provide documentation of your completed CE activities. These activities must total at least 100 CE hours, or 10 hours if you are in reduced practice status and 0 hours for retired status. If you have not been selected for an audit, you are not required to submit your CE documents. Payment of fees attests to your completion of the continuing education requirement. Continuing Education and Audit Information