All BCCTR credential holders are required to obtain fifteen (15) Continuing Education hours every two years according to their particular level of credentialing and these hours must incorporate biblical principles and crisis trauma response counseling skills with clinical theory, knowledge, and practice.
Continuing Education is defined as follows: This is an all encompassing term that applies to obtaining contact hours (clock hours) across a broad spectrum of college level learning activities and programs. Some examples include degree credit courses, non-degree career training, self-directed learning, experiential learning, seminars, workshops, conference presentations, and classroom lectures. The method and format of delivery may be face-to-face, distance/online learning, printed texts/workbooks, the use of videotaped/CD/DVD material, etc.
BCCTR approved Continuing Education and competency activities can occur in the following categories:
Category #1: Continuing Education Activities that you PARTICIPATE in as a RECIPIENT.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are credentialed at any level as a crisis responder (BCFR, BCCRS, BCCRC, or BCCRT), a minimum of (10) of the hours of your required total number of hours must be from Category #1.
- Formally organized learning (college/university courses, workshops, seminars, professional or ministerial conferences, presentations, home study, etc.). The delivery of content may be either face-to-face or electronic (e.g. CD, DVD, computer, web-based, etc.).
- Training experiences at churches or other Christian organizations that resulted in a certificate of completion or other verifiable documentation of participation.
- Publications (e.g. journals, magazines, etc.) that have a CE component and a process that provides verification of completion.
Category #2: Continuing Education activities that you PROVIDE as a PRESENTER.
- Facilitating, training, or presenting at an organized conference/seminar/class that incorporates biblical principles and crisis response skills with clinical theory, knowledge, and practice. The same presentation may only be used once and only during the current renewal period.
- Teaching a college-level (post-secondary) class that incorporates biblical principles and crisis response skills with clinical theory, knowledge, and practice. The same course may only be used once and only during the current renewal period.
- Producing new training materials and/or curriculum that incorporate biblical principles and crisis response skills with clinical theory, knowledge, and practice.
- Publishing (a book, book chapter, journal/magazine article, etc.).
If audited, the following are acceptable forms of documentation for Continuing Education activities:
- Certificates of Completion
- CE letters or other forms documenting participation
- Official transcripts and/or diplomas
- Reprints of published articles, book chapters, training materials, etc.
- Proof of presentations that were given and/or courses that were taught
- Formal letters from supervisors and/or consultants