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For NBCC Counselor (NCC), click here: NCC CE Requirements.

MFT Trainee Continuing Education

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MFT Trainee

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Browse AspiraCE’s course list – click MFT Trainee CE Courses
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The CA BBS is transitioning from the use of the term “Intern” and “Trainee” to the use of the term “Associate”.  Therefore, MFT Interns and Trainees are now being referred to as AMFTs (Associate Marriage and Family Therapists).  Please note that any reference to Interns or Trainee in regards to the BBS on this site corresponds to the new label of Associate.

The following Aspira courses are approved to be taken online by California MFT Trainees/Interns/Associates.  These courses may be used to fulfill the “Additional Coursework Requirements” for those seeking licensure.  Click on the link below to go to the corresponding CE Course Description page:

45 hour Mental Health Recovery Oriented Care

AspiraCE offers several courses to meet this AMFT requirement.

Definitely include the following three courses:
Then, select any combination of the following:

New California BBS Laws As Of 2023

Telehealth Training 

On or after July 1, 2023, applicants for licensure and current licensees (before their first renewal after January 1, 2023) are required to complete three (3) hours of training or coursework in the provision of mental health services via telehealth.  For more information visit the BBS FAQs.

Continuing Education in Law & Ethics for Registered Associates

Effective January 1, 2023, the BBS will require registered associates to complete a minimum of three (3) hours of CE on law and ethics during each registered associate’s renewal period (annually) regardless of whether they have passed the California Law & Ethics exam.  For more information visit the BBS FAQs.

12-Hour L&E Course No Longer Required  

Effective January 1, 2023, registered associates who have failed the California law and ethics examination no longer need to take a 12-hour course in California law and ethics in order to take the exam again in their next renewal period.  For more information visit the BBS FAQs.


College or University Course Requirements

The following extra coursework is required for AMFTs as well but must be taken at an approved college or university:

  • Psychological Testing (2 semester units or 3 quarter units)
  • Psychopharmacology (2 semester units or 3 quarter units)

Click here: BBS Website – Additional Coursework Requirements for verification.

CA BBS Accepts Aspira CE Courses

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (CA BBS) accepts all courses offered by However, the BBS does not approve providers directly (they stopped approving providers and renewing approvals in 2015).  Thus, the BBS now defers out to other agencies and boards.  AspiraCE is approved by the NBCC which the BBS accepts.  Therefore, the BBS will continue to accept all courses offered by AspiraCE.

For all other states other than CA please see your particular State Board for the requirements in pursuing licensure as an MFT.

Another resource to find one’s licensing requirements would be this website:

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Continuing education (CEU) courses offered

Aspira Continuing Education’s courses encompass all areas of mental health practice. Whether you are completing CEUs for your certification or maintain your license, our online continuing education courses provide the fastest, low cost, convenient way to fulfill your CEU requirements. We offer courses in the following subjects: