Professional Currency Requirements

Within the three years preceding the registration or renewal, the applicant must have done one of the following:

  • Completed a master's degree program in counselling therapy or education and training that the Council considers substantially equivalent;
  • Completed at least 750 currency hours; or
  • Completed a refresher program as approved by Council.

Currency hours activities

A broad range of activities directly related to the practice of counselling therapy counts as professional currency, including:

  • Direct client contact work;
  • Record-keeping and preparation related to direct client work;
  • Conducting research or writing in the field of counselling therapy;
  • Supervising;
  • Teaching (must be a course directly related to counselling therapy);
  • Managing those in the field of counselling therapy;
  • Consulting; and
  • Other professional activities that impact the practice of counselling.

Members of the College track their professional currency hours in the HMS online registration system.