IDAHO LICENSING BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS 


License Renewal

Applications to renew your license must be made before your expiration date each year in order for your license to remain valid.

License renewal applications are mailed approximately six (6) weeks before the license expiration date. This renewal notice is sent to your mailing address on record. If you do not receive a renewal notice, you may contact the Bureau to confirm your address and have a duplicate notice sent to you.  

When submitting your renewal application to the Bureau office, you must include responses to all questions, your signature, and payment of the appropriate fee(s) before the expiration of your license. 

NOTE: If you fail to renew your license before its expiration date a reinstatement fee will be required by �67-2614, Idaho Code and cannot be waived. In addition, you may be required to submit continuing education or other required documentation prior to the reinstatement of your license.   

The most efficient way to submit your renewal application and payment of fees is through the ONLINE renewal system. There are no additional fees for this service.

                                                                                                               

Continuing education is required for those who maintain licensure in Idaho.  Licensees are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education prior to annual renewal.  See Board Rule 425

CE providers may obtain Board approval by submitting a completed Continuing Education Approval Form


AUDITS

The Board conducts annual audits to ensure compliance with the continuing education requirements.  Audits may be initiated anytime after you renew your license.  By signing your renewal application, and answering "Yes" to the question that you have met the continuing education requirements, you are certifying to the Board that you have already obtained proof of having completed the required continuing education. 

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET MET THE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, DO NOT SUBMIT A RENEWAL APPLICATION INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE.  Submitting a fraudulent application for licensure is grounds for discipline against your license.

If you are audited, you must submit a listing of all continuing education courses completed during the previous year AND proof of attendance documentation for each course. 

Continuing education hours accumulated during the twelve (12) months immediately preceding your application for renewal may be applied toward meeting the continuing education requirement for renewal. No less than three (3) contact hours for each renewal period must be in ethics, which must be specific to legal issues, law, or ethics. Ethics contact hours must be obtained in a face-to-face setting where you can interact with the instructor and participants. No more than ten (10) hours in excess of the required twenty (20) hours may be carried forward. Excess hours may be used only during the next renewal period and may not be carried forward more than one (1) time.

If you are audited and you carried forward hours, you must submit complete documentation for both the audit period and for the previous year.

Failure to submit the required documentation may result in the Board taking action against your license. 

You should review the the Board rules regarding continuing education before signing up for any continuing education offerings. 


Fees

Click here to find Appropriate Renewal fees.

Continuing Education