A licensee applying for renewal of a professional counselor license must complete the number of continuing education contact hours set out in this section; at least three of the contact hours must be in professional ethics:

(1) first biennial renewal, if the licensee held the license for less than 12 months during the concluding
biennial licensing period, 20 contact hours;
(2) first biennial renewal, if the licensee held the license for at least 12 months but less than 18 months during
the concluding biennial licensing period, 30 contact hours;
(3) first biennial renewal, if the licensee held the license for 18 months or more during the concluding
biennial licensing period, 40 contact hours;
(4) second or subsequent biennial renewal, 40 contact hours.

Not more than one-half of the total number of continuing education contact hours required for renewal of a
license under this section may be earned by completion of a correspondence, videotape, audiocassette, or other
individual study program.

State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state‚Äôs licensure requirements. To view your state’s continuing education regulations, click the link below.

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/ProfessionalCounselors.aspx