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Self-Study in Law and Ehtics


Earn 2 CEs in Law & Ethics by reading The Therapist

As a licensee, you must complete six (6) hours of continuing education in law and ethics each license renewal period (L&E/CE). You can earn two of your six hours of L&E/CE by reading the articles in The Therapist that are about legal and ethical issues, and then responding to the True/False questions below. Once you have read the articles and responded to each of the questions, return your answer sheet to CAMFT for processing and grading.

You must get at least 70% of your answers correct to earn the two hours of L&E/ CE credit (“Passing Score”). If you achieve the Passing Score, CAMFT will mail a certificate of course completion to you, and this certificate will acknowledge that you have earned two hours of L&E/CE. If you do not achieve the Passing Score, your answer sheet will be returned to you. You will then have to revise the incorrect responses and resubmit the amended answer sheet to CAMFT before any credit for L&E/CE will be given.

As a reminder, obtaining continuing education units by reading The Therapist is considered “self-study” continuing education because you are engaging in a ”form of systematic learning performed at your residence, office, or other private location,” as opposed to listening to an instructor at a live workshop. The law limits how much “self-study” continuing education you can apply to your overall continuing education requirement. For initial licensees, meaning those who have not renewed their licenses for the first time, the BBS allows up to nine of the eighteen hours to be done via self-study. After you have renewed your license for the first time, you are a subsequent licensee, and the BBS allowsup to eighteen of the thirty-six hours to be done via self-study. CAMFT’s certificate of course completion will designate hours earned via this self study program as self-study continuing education hours.

Processing Fee—Members: $20 / Non-Members: $35

The courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit in law and ethics for LMFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science

California Association of Marriage ad Family Therapists, BBS Provider #PCE 50

Self-Study Tests

November/December 2014

September/October 2014
(not available online)

July/August 2014

May/June 2014

March/April 2014

January/February 2014




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