The 2021 renewal process is now open. Please submit the two page renewal application, the CE Recording Form and renewal fee ($145) via MAIL to the Board before June 30, 2021. CEU requirments are due this renewal cycle. You must have completed 35 CEU hours; three (3) hours must be in Ethics and two (2) hours must be specific to veterans and family members of veterans.
Please DO NOT submit your CEU course materials with the renewal application. The Board will conduct a random audit for CEU compliance. If you are selected, you will be notified and asked to provide all CEU documentation.
Due to the pandemic, the Board has made changes in the way that you can earn CEUs. To satisfy the in-person or formal hours, WVBEC is allowing you to gather all CEUs virtually. The conference or course offerings should be interactive and allow you the opportunity to ask questions and participate in dialogue with the presenter and other participants. When searching for or choosing CEU courses, remember all NBCC or ACA are automatically approved and accepted by the Board.
Please click the link below to access the 2021 LPC Annual License Renewal Application
Please review the following instruction before completing the renewal application
The processing time for a renewal application is approximately four (4) weeks. If your license must be verified by an employer, insurance company, or other 3rd party on July 1, 2021, you must submit your renewal application to the Board office on or before May 30, 2021. If you submit a complete renewal application on or before May 30, 2021 and it is approved, the Board will be able to verify your license on July 1, 2021.
If you would like verification that your renewal packet was received by the Board, please send return/receipt certified mail. Due to the high volume of applications being received and processed, the WVBEC staff will not be unable to return calls and/or emails pertaining to the receipt of renewal applications. During this time, Board staff will be available to anaswer all other inquiries.
Licenses not renewed by the renewal due dateshall expire. Any individual who has not renewed his or her license and continues to practice after the license has been expired will be deemed guilty ofunlicensed practice.
•All expired licenses may renew within 60 days after the renewal cycle has concluded by paying the renewal fee of $145 and a late fee of $100. (Per Series 2, LPC Fee Rules)
•After 60 days, expired licenses may be reinstated upon payment of the renewal fee ($145) reinstatement fee of $250, and a late fee of $100. (Per Series 2, LPC Fee Rules)
A licensee with approved professional supervisor status shall complete three (3) of the required continuing education hours in clinical counseling supervision. The three (3) hours can be completed as part of the 20 hours of allowable home study or in a formal program. The program selected must have the words “clinical supervision” in the title or the description of the offering and will need to be NBCC, ACA or WVBEC approved.
Annual License Renewal fee can be paid by credit card at www.wvbec.org. Follow the instructions provided at the credit card payment tab, PRINT & INCLUDE your receipt with your renewal materials. Please send certified return/receipt if you would like verification the Board received the application.