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Free Courses and CEUs for Counselors 

Welcome to CEU By Net!  This Is Our 'Online CEUs Certificate' Information Page. Obtain Inexpensive and Relevant NBCC Approved Credit Hours and Certificates Online, and Free CEUs for Multiple Licenses.


Go Here for the Quick Guide to Enrolling in Courses, Taking Quizzes, and Earning Certificates.


NBCC_logo_ACEP_6338_ApprovedOn This Page, You Can Learn How to Do Everything With Your Certificate: How to Earn One.  How to Print It. Save It. Email It. Re-download It.  Who Approves Our Certificates - and Who Can Earn One.  And How to Get FREE CEUs and Credit Hours On This 'CEU By Net' Website.

We Are NBCC ACEP #6338.  Earn NBCC Approved Credit Hours for Every Course That We Offer. Likewise, Earn Approved CEUs for Florida, Texas, Alabama, and California Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Licenses, for Every Course on Our Website, and In Almost Every Other State


  Note:  FOR THE DEFINITION OF 'CEU', 'PDH', 'CLOCK HOURS' and 'NBCC CREDIT HOURS'  when earned on this site, CLICK HERE.


Are You Looking for Free Online Courses? NBCC approved CE Credit?  EACC approved CEAP PDH Courses? IC & RC and NAADAC CEUs for Addiction and Substance Abuse? Free CEUs for Social Workers, MFTs, LPCs, LMHCs, LMHPs, LCPCs and other counselors, approved or accepted by multiple state boards, in almost every state?  Then try our Unlimited CEUs Annual Subscription for only $54.95 per year.


Have mouse - get courseHow 'unlimited' is our Annual Subscription?  And how inexpensive? There are no restrictions or limitations on which courses you can take, or how many, for an entire year.  And the price is so unusual that we get calls every day asking if this is real.  Yes it is real, 365 days per year.  It's only $54.95, with no additional charges and no strings attached. Read about it here



CEU By Net Is an Approved Provider of Online Mental Health and Substance Abuse Continuing Education - Certified by NBCC, EACCTCBAP-TAAP (IC&RC and NAADAC pre-approved CE Provider) and Multiple State Boards. 


 Most State Boards for LPCs and Other Counselors, LMFTs, Addiction Counselors, and All Branches the US Military Accept Our CEU Credits Based Upon These Multiple Certifications.  The Majority of State Boards for Social Work Will Also Accept Our CEU Credit Hours.  


About Our Online CEU (Clock Hour) and PDH Certificates:

How Do You Get Your Certificate? Print It? Save It? Email It? Re-download It? Click Here for Details.       

Want to see how our courses and certificates actually work on this website? Then try one or both of our FREE COURSES.  You can earn two FREE CEUs or PDHs, and get two FREE certificates (earning 1 credit hour per certificate). 

One of the two free courses (Course 1B) is a self paced PDF slideshow .... and the other free course (Course 1D) is a 'quiz only' PDF text-style document. Try both, to see how the two different course formats work at CEU By Net.  'Quiz Only' courses are particularly popular.

The other free course (Course 1B) is a self-paced PDF slideshow that is entirely unique.  [In fact, you won't see any of our slide show courses anywhere else.  We at CEU By Net wrote them and copyrighted them.]  

Soon (but not quite yet) you will be able to view ALL of our courses and their quizzes before you decide if you want to enroll in a course - INCLUDING the slideshows!  

How do our quizzes work?MORE ON CERTIFICATES:   You're perhaps wondering how hard it is to take quizzes and earn certificates here on this site.  If so, here's some good information:  

Just print a copy of the quiz before you start the course, and mark your answers on the quiz copy as you move through the materials.  Take your time to work on the course.  There's no rush at our end.  Log out if you want, then log back in later.  Continue reading and marking answers on your quiz copy as you move along. 

Then, when you are ready to take the quiz online, TAKE JUST A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO TRANSFER YOUR ANSWERS from your quiz copy to the online quiz.  Then click 'Submit'!  Our automated system instantly grades it and gives you the results online, on your screen. 

A passing score is 75%.  You may take the quiz again immediately, if you don't pass it the first time (although almost everybody does pass it on the first try, because they have been marking answers as they find them in the study document). 

If you want to know more details about how to print, save, email, and re-download your certificates, just read on, below.    


Certificates!  How To!
View it. Print it.

Email it. Save it.

To see what you can do with your certificates, click the links in the box to the left - or click the links that you will find below.  

'How-To' for Certificates:  You Can Print Them Then and There.  And Save Them to Your Computer or a Memory Stick for Later Reference. You Can Re-Download Them At Any Time. You Can Even Email Them to Yourself Or to Someone Else, Directly from Your Screen. It's Very Flexible.  



* How to View and Print Your Continuing Education Certificates?

Upon completion of your quiz(zes) AND the submission of the STATE-REQUIRED Feedback form, we automatically show you a 'Congratulations' message with a BLUE LINK to download your certificate. Just click it once, and then again on the next page where it says "Click HERE to download your certificate".

The certificate will appear on your screen. And you can immediately SAVE IT.  And PRINT IT.  And EMAIL IT.  And RE-DOWNLOAD IT, any time, from any computer.

And If You Don't Have a Printer, We Will Mail or FAX It To You!  

You need to have Adobe Reader or another PDF program in order to print your certificate correctly.  If you need to download the free Adobe Reader, just click here. And if you are using a MAC and are having problems printing your certificate (maybe it's missing your name or other details), there's a simple fix for MAC pdf issues - click go here to access it. 



Here's how to locate and print your certificate if you want to view and print it at a later time: You can re-download these certificates any time.

1. Sign in and you will be on your 'My Home Page' where all your courses are listed.

2. Pick a completed course for which you need a certificate, and click the link.

3.  You'll then be on the 'Study Guides and Quizzes' page for that course.

4. Follow the DOWNLOAD YOUR CERTIFICATE link.   

* AND YOU CAN EVEN EMAIL IT, to yourself or someone else! Read on below!  


Remember that you can download your certificate and print it repeatedly, from any computer at any time. But if for some reason you want to EMAIL it to yourself or someone else, here's how: When your certificate appears on your screen, just email the certificate that you see. 

How to do that?   Depending upon which PDF reader you are using, you would do one of the following:  

(1)  Look for the 'mail icon' (which may be a little 'envelope' on the PDF program's tool bar) and click it, and then choose to 'send the file' or 'send the link' through your email program .... OR 

(2) You may need to click FILE on your tool bar, and then on the drop-down menu, click SEND, and then SEND PAGE or SEND LINK.       


When your certificate appears on the screen, do this:

1. Click FILE on your tool bar, and then on the drop-down list, click 'SAVE' or 'SAVE AS' or 'SAVE A COPY'.  [On some browsers, you don't have to click 'FILE' first;  you will simply see the SAVE A COPY or SAVE AS tabs right there near the top of your browser.]  

2.  The 'file name' should be visible in the file name field; if not, give it a name.

3.  Then save it to a folder on your hard drive, or on a memory stick. THIS IS A PDF FILE TYPE, and you are viewing it and saving it with a PDF Reader like Adobe.

Using this same approach, you may EMAIL the file that you have saved, at any time, to anyone. Or keep it forever, for posterity!   


* IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PRINTER? We can mail it to you by regular US Postal Service; all you have to do is request that we do this. Just email us!


 Details About Our Two FREE COURSES:  

We offer two course formats on this website:  Text-style documents (as in training manuals and professional publications) and self-paced slide shows.  You can take one free course in each of the two formats, to learn about how our site works.  

FREE Course 1B introduces you to our slide show format. It's 'Intro to Behavioral Health Programs Within a Managed Care Environment – It’s Not Your Grandpa’s Chevy'.  It awards 1 FREE Credit Hour (1 CEU) and a downloadable instant CE certificate.  Our FREE CE COURSE

Click the red image to your right, to read details about Free Course 1B, and/or to enroll in the course.  For a quick SUMMARY of this course, read on.  (And if you want to view a free Ethics slide show demo, click HERE for a preview.) 

This free course for AOD and Mental Health Counselors, LPCs, Social Workers and LMFTs is a basic but highly informative introduction to the changes brought by Managed Care to the mental health and AOD fields.  So what's really changed here, in the delivery of mental health and AOD services? A lot! It's a whole new way to deliver treatment which requires a new way of thinking and documenting. Read more about this course in the catalog.  Why not try it now?  It's a FREE COURSE!  Get a free CEU and learn how our site works at the same time!

 Course 1B is a self-paced slideshow offered in both Adobe Flash and in a PDF format so that those with mobile devices can view it.  This course addresses the key clinical issues facing providers under the managed care health care reform initiative - a non-traditional course that you won't find anywhere else.       

This free course introduces you to the format in which most of our courses appear - i.e., easy to read professional training manuals and journal articles in a PDF format, which you can read, download, and print BEFORE deciding if you want to enroll in the course.  You can even read and print a copy of the quiz before deciding to enroll. 

Summary of Free Course 1D:  This free mini-course is appropriate for Counselors, LPCs, LMFTs, Social Workers and other Mental Health, AOD, and Dual Diagnosis treatment providers. This informative publication SUMMARIZES the current National Guideline for providing Intensive Outpatient Programs to persons with SA-CD-AOD and Dual Diagnosis issues. The Guideline was created by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Its Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). 

Please click here to read details about Free Course 1D, or to enroll in the course.  It's in our 'Quiz Only' catalog. You can read all of the course materials and their quizzes for FREE before deciding to enroll.



Learn More Details About Our ONLINE AOD and Mental Health CEU and PDH Certificates, Below. 

What kind of online CEU certificates do we issue?  And to whom?

Downloadable Certificates for Our Online CE Courses Are Approved by Social Worker Boards, NBCC, EACC, and Multiple State Boards for Counselors, LMFTs, and AOD Addiction Counselors. 

On this site, a 'CEU' is equivalent to one credit hour (one clock hour) - and if you need NBCC Credit Hours, your credits are determined according to the NBCC standard of 6000 words per clock hour awarded.  Most other certification organizations have not adopted the NBCC 6000 word criteria, but many State Boards have, for counselors. [This does not include Texas or Florida State Boards.]  

We provide credit hour certificates in a PDF Format, with all goals of the course listed and all certifying entities listed.  You can download and save these certificates, print them, re-download them, and even email them. 

Don't_FAX_those_quizzes_We're_onlineAnd like most online CE Providers, you don't have to fax quizzes in to us, to get your certificate.  It's all online. Our automated Pendragon Associates database system scores your quizzes and awards your certificates electronically - so you don't have to wait for us to return from lunch or dinner to get that certificate in hand. Our web site is fully automatic, 24/7, 365 days per year.  



WHO TAKES OUR COURSES to earn CEUs? Aside from the State Licensing Boards for whom we are a certified CE Provider, we are approved by NBCC and EACC, and we are a licensed CE Provider for an IC&RC Member Board (TCBAP) and a NAADAC pre-approved CE Provider (TAAP) - and therefore our Continuing Education Certificates are accepted by most states for most Addiction and Mental Health licenses

We serve LPCs, LPCCs, LMHPs, LMHCs, and other counselors, LMFTs, MFTs, CEAPs, AOD addiction counselors, and other behavioral health professionals from all over the country.  More than 10,000 individuals have taken courses on our website.

Approved_StatesDOES YOUR STATE ACCEPT OUR CERTIFICATES?  You can jump over to the Interactive Map - click on YOUR state to see if YOUR license is covered. 

 The information that we have for your State Board is presented there.  But remember, we are also approved or automatically accepted by other State Boards and by national organizations such as NAADAC and EACC.  These credentials are important, too!  Based upon our multiple certifications outside of your state, CEU By Net may be an 'acceptable source' for continuing education. 

For example:  Because we are a licensed CE provider for an IC&RC Member Board (TCBAP - Texas), IC&RC automatically accepts our course credits.  Because we are licensed CE provider for a NAADAC approved CE Provider (TAAP - Texas), NAADAC automatically accepts our course credits.  Therefore, most State Addiction Boards - such as Florida Certification Board (FCB) - accept our credits.

And because we are an approved provider for NBCC and for multiple state boards for counselors, social workers, and LMFTs, most other state boards will automatically accept our CE credits.  

State Boards for various license types have approved or accept our courses, in  these and other states:  Texas, Alabama, California, Florida, New Jersey, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee, Vermont, Missouri, Delaware, Iowa, Idaho, Utah, Maryland, Maine, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming,  Alaska, Ohio, Minnesota, Kansas, Arizona, Connecticut, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, New Hampshire,  Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Georgia, District of Columbia (DC), and more - almost every state.

  • Some licenses for which we provide online CEUs and certificates include LPC LMFT MFT LCSW LMSW LCDC, MFT, LPCC, LEP, CP, CPC, LCPC, LGPC, LPCMH, LMHC, LMHP, PLCP, LPCA, LCDP, LPAT, AADC, CCDS, CCS, CAP, MHSP, CSW, LAMSW, APSW, LBSW, LMSW, LAMSW, LSW, LSWA, LICSW, LGSW, LISW, SWA, SWT, RIC, RP, MFTI, Pastoral Therapists and Counselors, and more.   


Try Our 'Quiz Only' Courses.  With these online courses, you can read, download, print, and save the Quiz and the Course Materials for FREE before you decide to enroll.  Pay only if you want to take the quiz and earn the certificate! 

Please Note

And please note, unlike many 'quiz only' or 'exam only' courses offered elsewhere on the Internet, you DON'T have to buy a separate book from Amazon or from the CE Provider, prior to taking the quiz.  With our courses, you can download  course materials FOR FREE on this website - immediately.  Then pay only if you want to take the quiz (exam).   

Take a look at the 'Quiz Only' Catalog, to see the courses we offer.  Or click COURSES on the menu bar above, and scroll down the drop-down list. 




       CEU By Net offers interesting AOD and Mental Health Continuing Education Programs - relevant and practical courses for Counselors, Social Workers, LMFTs, MFTs and others who are looking for useful material that you haven't seen several times before. Some of our courses are actually rather unique and non-traditional.  And we offer some special features that you have come to expect in online continuing education courses.


special_site_featuresWhat Popular Features Does This Site Offer to Addiction and Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, LMFTs, Some Psychologists Including California LEPs, and Other Mental Health Professionals?

An Annual Subscription for $54.95 per Year! Take All the Courses You Want on This Site for An Entire Year - Just $54.95! 




Some of Our Most Popular Topics

Our_courses_are_diverseOur continuing education courses address multiple Addiction, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health clinical issues which are quite RELEVANT for Counselors, Social Workers, and other Therapists. The subject-specific Course Catalogs offer INEXPENSIVE online courses in a variety of subject areas related to mental health and addiction work with multiple populations:


Below are DIRECT LINKS to a few of the most popular ONLINE Continuing Education courses on our site. 

Course 6A Terrorism and Mass Violence: A Training Manual - 6.5 Credit Hours  The immediate and long term traumatic impact of mass violence upon victims and survivors, and upon first responders.   


Here are some Quick Links to PROGRAM AREAS and a few FAQs.  The program areas may have several courses to choose from within the topic.   






Thanks for visiting CEU By Net for Your Mental Health and AOD Continuing Education Needs!


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