I Graduated Already, Why Do I Have to Take Continuing Education Classes?
You completed your undergraduate program, and then your master’s degree. You might even have completed a Ph.D. program. You took a licensure exam. You worked under supervision for a year or two. Finally, you were fully licensed.
But you’re not done with your education just yet. In fact, you likely won’t ever be done - not as long as you want to keep practicing in your profession.
Counselors, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists - in fact, most healthcare professionals - typically are required to take continuing education classes throughout their careers to maintain licensure.
You can check your state’s CE requirements here.
Each state has licensure laws that set minimum continuing education requirements. Why?