Continuing Education Units For Therapists At BetterHelp

Medically reviewed by Paige Henry
Updated February 20, 2024by BetterHelp Editorial Team

In many states, licensed therapists may be required to sign up for continuing education units (CEUs), courses designed to bring up-to-date industry information to working professionals. Although the hourly requirements for each state can vary, many include requirements for over 30 hours during each one to three-year license registration period. Therapists can take these courses in person or online. 

For telehealth counselors, online CEUs may be more accessible and easier to complete alongside a busy schedule. For this reason, BetterHelp has partnered with a CEU provider to offer free and accessible accredited learning materials for BetterHelp therapists with at least one client. Keep reading to learn more about becoming a licensed online therapist with BetterHelp and how to take advantage of these free CEUs.

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Further your knowledge with free accredited CEUs

BetterHelp partners with a CEU provider 

In 2023, BetterHelp is partnering with a CEU provider to offer free access to their learning library for mental health professionals hoping to further their knowledge in the realm of mental healthcare or meet licensure requirements in their state.

Any therapist that joins BetterHelp and sees their first client before September 30th, 2023, may be eligible for this offer. Access to this CEU library typically costs $250 on its own. With the BetterHelp partnership, there is no cost for eligible counselors.

What is included in the CEU library for counselors at BetterHelp? 

Therapists, social workers, counselors, and psychologists working through the BetterHelp platform can gain access to the CEU library, including: 

  • 390 industry-specific courses, totaling over 462 training hours, including access to board accredited courses 
  • Completely free access to courses, learning materials, and the platform
  • Reminders on licensure or certification renewal
  • Print and email form certificates for credit on recertification through your state (depending on your license, completions may be automatically sent through the platform) 
  • Announcements on company-wide notices
  • Resources on company-wide policies and procedures 
  • A self-service help center 

As a professional, if you qualify for this offer, you will have access to the above library materials until September 30th, 2023. If you’re looking to complete your certification requirements for your state board before the end of the year, you may be able to complete them at no additional cost to you.

How can therapists use the CEU library?

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After connecting with your first client through the BetterHelp platform, you will be eligible to access the CEU library. Once you receive your login, enter the site to view available license-specific courses. Course topics may include setting therapeutic boundaries, suicide prevention methods, treating personality disorders, managing therapeutic session challenges, and building a professional client-provider relationship. 

You may be prompted to add your license details when you log in. Adding these details allows you to search for courses specific to your license and specialty. You might also be reminded of any license or certification renewal dates and receive course completion certificates after the successful completion of courses. 

Each course may take from one to three hours. You can pause the course and return to it later if you cannot complete it in one setting. Many therapists choose to utilize the platform between online sessions with clients. You can also use the “on-the-go” training features, which offer quick refreshment courses on specific topics.

Can current BetterHelp therapists take advantage of this offer? 

BetterHelp is offering continuing education courses for all therapists through the platform who have at least one client, including therapists that have already been working for BetterHelp prior to this offer. If you have not received information about this offer yet, you can reach out to BetterHelp to learn more.

New therapist benefits 

Outside of receiving access to 390 continued learning courses, new BetterHelp therapists may have other perks upon hire, including the following: 

  • First Client Bonus: Available to US therapists who join BetterHelp and see their first client within 14 calendar days
  • Flexibility: Set your own hours and work from the comfort of home
  • Consistent Referrals: You determine your caseload and work as much or as little as you want
  • Competitive Compensation: 40 hours per week = $100K+ per year and health stipend 
  • We handle insurance, billing, & paperwork: We take care of the overhead so you can spend more time with clients 
  • Clinical Autonomy: You can provide care in a way that you see fit 

BetterHelp often looks for varying methods to support therapists and psychologists throughout the platform. New incentives, bonuses, and perks may be available in the coming months or years. All offers are subject to change.   

To be eligible for a new therapist bonus, you must be a) a U.S. resident therapist and b) start engaging* with your first client within 15 calendar days of your application being accepted by BetterHelp. *whereas “engaging” means initiated “back and forth” messaging with a client or commenced your first live or scheduled session with the client.”

Continued education can mean that therapists have the most up-to-date information and theory possible to help their patients succeed and grow. Through BetterHelp’s free CEU program, you as a therapist can ensure you are bringing your patients the best possible care throughout your career.

Further your knowledge with free accredited CEUs

How to become a therapist at BetterHelp

Therapists, social workers, counselors, and psychologists interested in joining the BetterHelp platform can apply through the counselor application page. The requirements for therapists to join the platform include the following: 

  • Licensing by a state board to provide therapy (e.g., LCSW, LMFT, LPC, PsyD, or similar credentials)
  • Experience in therapy for adults, couples, or teens
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A reliable internet connection
  • Currently residing in the US

Disclaimer: Therapists are not BetterHelp employees but independent providers. If you are an intern or require supervision to provide therapy services, you cannot be a provider at BetterHelp at this time. BetterHelp only accepts licensed mental health therapists. 

Takeaway

As a therapist, you might enjoy having freedom when deciding where to work and how often to meet with clients. With online therapy, you may be able to have even more control over your schedule while also gaining more access to the educational resources you need. In 2023, signing up for BetterHelp and taking your first client can grant you access to over 390 continuing education courses. If you’re interested in the opportunity or have further questions, apply to gain further insight and support. Additionally, if you need to talk over your decision with a qualified professional, consider trying online therapy yourself to get advice, guidance, and support.

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