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MaMHCA: Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association



MaMHCA Continuing Education Authorization Program

  • LMHC CE Guidelines
  • CE Provider Application
  • Continuing Education Offerings
  • Annual Conference
  • Home Study Program
  • Clinical Supervisor Training Program


MaMHCA LMHC CE Guidelines for CE Approvals

MaMHCA has created Guidelines for LMHCs regarding appropriate Continuing Education for LMHCs. These guidelines have been approved by the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions. 

Most CE Providers in Massachusetts have their CE offerings pre-approved by MaMHCA. This will appear on their marketing materials and CE Certificates.

Note: The Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association (MaMHCA) is the designated entity of the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions to approve providers of Continuing Education (CE) activities for Licensed Mental Health Counselors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 


Download the MaMHCA LMHC Consumer CE Guidelines.


Retroactive Approval of Continuing Education Events

When an LMHC attends a CE event that has not been previously approved by MaMHCA, NBCC, ACA or AMHCA, as required by the Allied Board of Mental Health and Human Service Professions,  approval may be obtained retroactively by meeting the criteria for approval outlined in the MaMHCA LMHC Consumer Guidelines and the CMR 262 Regulations for LMHCs). With Retroactive Approval,  the CEs can be applied to the CE requirement to renew a license.

  • Once you download the guidelines, fill out the “Retroactive Certification Form, LMHC-4” and submit it to MaMHCA via USPS with the appropriate fee (there is a charge for processing and review of the application)
  • In a license renewal year, there is an increased processing fee after November 1.