MARYLAND BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215

(410) 764-4732

2020 - 2021 LICENSE RENEWAL INSTRUCTIONS
RENEWAL DEADLINE
JANUARY 31, 2021


Renewal Instructions:
RENEWAL DEADLINE IS JANUARY 31, 2021 depending on the expiration date of your license. APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE BY JANUARY 31, 2021.

Fee Schedule

License

License Fee

MHCC fee

AC – CAC-AD

$200.00

None

SC – CSC-AD

$200.00

None

AD – CPC-AD

$200.00

None

LC - LCPC

$275.00

$26.00

CPC - Certified PC

$200.00

$26.00

LCA – LCADC

$275.00

$26.00

LCM - LCMFT

$275.00

$26.00

ATC - LCPAT

$275.00

$26.00

LBA - LBA

$275.00

$26.00

Please also note that pursuant to Senate Bill 786, each Health Occupation Board is required to collect a user fee for the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC). The fee funds the cost of services and information the MHCC provides to consumers and healthcare practitioners. The user fee is $26.00. Please be aware that the Board collects and submits these fees to the MHCC. We do not retain these funds. For more information on the MHCC, please visit their website at http://mhcc.maryland.gov.

Payment
Payment may only be made online using Visa, MasterCard, debit card, or prepaid card with a Visa or MasterCard logo.


Read the renewal application and complete the following:

Part 1 - General application information
Complete all sections of the application where applicable. Some of the information has been pre-populated on your application from our current records. Please update any information that has changed. Press "Submit as Complete" to validate and submit your answers, or press "Save-Not Complete" to save your answers and come back later to finish. You may also press "Cancel" to return to the menu without saving any changes you made.

After each section is submitted and validated, the status arrow on the menu for that part will become green . This indicates that the section (part) has been successfully completed.

Part 2 - Disciplinary questions.
Complete all disciplinary questions. Provide a detailed explanation for each question checked “YES” . Some explanations may require legal documentation that must be submitted to the Board. Your license will not be issued until such information is received and reviewed by the Board.

Please update any information that has changed. Press "Submit as Complete" to validate and submit your answers, or press "Save-Not Complete" to save your answers and come back later to finish. You may also press "Cancel" to return to the menu without saving any changes you made.

Part 3 - Continuing Education Requirements
Requirement: 40 hours. 30 hours must be in Category A and 10 may be in Category B. All may be in Category A.

Please note that if you have had your license for less than 2 years you need only submit 20 CEs and all must be in Category A.
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See attached for descriptions of Category A and Category B

LIST your activities on the Continuing Education Form . . The Board conducts random audits of renewal applications. DO NOT SEND YOUR DOCUMENTS UNLESS YOU RECEIVE A NOTIFICATION OF AUDIT.

AUDIT OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
The Board conducts random audits of renewal applications. If you are audited, you must submit official documentation of continuing education hours.

Failure to verify CE hours requested by the Board by the specified date may result in suspension or revocation of your certification/license.

Add CE classes into the electronic workbook by completing the CE form and pressing the "(+) Add" button. As courses are added you will see the list of courses below the add form. If you make an error, simply delete the class and reenter. A CE calculator will total the hours for each category. Press the "Submit and Return To Menu" button to return to the menu. If you added the required minumum hours the red arrow will change to green next to Part III on the menu.

Affirmation of Application

After all 3 parts have been completed and the information validated, the Submit Application and Pay Fee button will be activated. Press this button to affirm your application and select a payment method. You may pay your renewal fee online using Visa or MasterCard credit cards,debit card, or prepaid card with a Visa or MasterCard logo.

PLEASE PRINT OUT A COPY OF YOUR RENEWAL APPLICATION AND RECEIPT AFTER PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE.