CEU Course Details


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Florida Laws and Rules Course required for Licensure under Chapter 491

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This course is specifically designed to meet the licensure renewal requirements for aspiring and provisional therapists in the state of Florida who wish to be licensed under Fl S. Chapter 491. The class of therapists who should take this course are hoping to become Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists; LCSW’s, LMHC’s and LMFT’s in the state of Florida.

The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling mandates that every applicant for licensure completes 8 hours of continuing education in the area of law and rules in order to obtain their license.

Ce-Classes.com has applied for and been approved for many years to provide this course.

This course will be conducted in two parts. The first part is an online study and review course. The Florida Laws and Rules are provided for review. A Powerpoint presentation is also included that highlight’s the most important points. Upon passing a quiz, users attend an interactive session via teleconference for open iscussion and questions and answers. The interactive session is informative and dynamic. Topics include how to complete the Baker Act form; “Certficate for Involuntary Examination”, how to use the Marchman act to involuntarily admit a person into substance abuse treatment, and the essentials needed for private practice. Ohio Professionals – This course is NOT accepted for license renewal by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapy board

Authors: Toni DiDona, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., Ron Black, L.C.S.W.

**This course is not included in our unlimited online course package**


An interactive teleconference is required after taking and passing the exam for this course.  The times of these teleconferences are listed below. Please call 954-290-8446 reservations are required. 



April 5th       12:30pm
April 12th     12:30pm
April 19th     12:30pm
April 26th     12:30pm

At the conclusion of the teleconference, certificates are emailed to the participants.


Log in or register (click on buttons on the top right of this page)

Purchase this course by clicking on the Take Exam button or link

The Laws and Rules can be viewed, downloaded and printed by clicking on the links provided below

For the Powerpoint overview, click on the “Get Course Materials” button

Read the course materials carefully

Click on the “Take Exam” button

Answer the exam questions, at the bottom of the exam, click on the box that says “I have taken this test . . . “

Click on the “Submit Exam” button – your exam will be scored instantly – if you score 75% or higher you have passed

Click on the “Print Certificate” button – this will take you to a course evaluation, answer every question (do not skip any)

Click on the “Submit” button – you will be directed to a webpage with instructions for the teleconference

Call and participate in the teleconference

You will receive your original certificate via email!


Outline of Course Content 


Chapter 491, F.S. Clinical, Counseling and Psychotherapy services,

Chapter 455, Part II, F.S. Regulation of Professions and Occupations, General Provisions,

Chapter 90.503 Psychotherapist – Patient Privilege,

Chapter 64B4, F.A.C. Rules of the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health,

Chapter 394 F.S. Part 1, Florida Mental Health Act,

Chapter 397 F.S. Substance Abuse Services,

Chapters 415 and 39, F.S. Protection From Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Participants will integrate knowledge about these laws and rules into clinical practice through discussion, case examples.


Please click on the links provided in the agenda (above) for full and current versions of the Florida Laws and Rules directly from Florida’s official website, MyFlorida.com

Learning Objectives: This course will provide a professional with an overview of the Florida Laws and Rules that govern the practice of therapy by professionals licensed under Chapter 491. Specifically, a professional will able to:

  • Recognize the roles that laws and rules govern the practice of your profession.

  • Discuss how the laws and rules affect therapy using case examples.


Citation:  Ce-Classes.com (2015)


Need more than just the 8 hour Laws and Rules course to obtain your license?  Purchase our Florida Intern Package and save over $25!



This course content is based on a publication that has been peer-reviewed, the scientific standard for evaluating academic work. All studies and scientifically derived evidence have limitations that should be considered. If you have any questions about the accuracy or limitations of the content, please contact us at support@ce-classes.com and we will get back to you.
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This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credit by:

  • The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Ce-Classes.com has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6320. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Ce-Classes.com is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2025
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-174-0225 Expires 2-2025

  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2024 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.

This course is Interactive .

If you would like to take this course for your CE program, it is recommended that you:

  1. Print this page
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  3. Click the “Get Course Materials” link above, if you do not currently possess the course material
  4. Answer the questions on this page as you study your course material
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  6. Click the Take Exam link above to purchase this course
  7. Submit your exam and score 75% – if you score lower, review your errors and retake exam.
  8. Click on the Print Certificate link
  9. Complete the course evaluation, (all items must be completed)
  10. Print your certificate

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