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A LPC credential is valid for three years. Recertification is a process used to extend a LPC certification for another three years. Recertification demonstrates an on-going commitment to education, learning, and growth.

A credential holder can extend their LPC for many years by remaining true to our code of ethics and re-certifying every third year.

Recertification is accomplished by either:

  1. Starting 3 years in advance - earning and submitting 20 continuing education units (CEUs) each year (accumulating 60 CEUs). In the last quarter of the 3rd year, with or after the 3rd CEU submission, a credential holder finalizes recertification with a sworn acknowledgement that they are still LPC qualified and by reconciling any outstanding fees.
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  2. Starting 7 to 9 months in advance - re-qualifying, purchasing, re-taking, and passing the LPC exam on or before the end of that third year.


We are happy to provide you with your own personalized certification status report; containing your key dates, your CEUs on file, fees, etc. Please contact us or look for the LPF email that is sent every January, April, July, October titled; "LPF Notice: LPC Quarterly Certification Status".

*LPC certificants who passed their exam prior to 1/1/2013 were credited with CEUS for earlier years owing to the fact that our recertification requirements were changed.