Required Training CCE Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) Program

Specialized Clinical Supervision Training Requirement

Clinical supervision training must be specific to providing clinical supervision or becoming a clinical supervisor. You must document completion of one of the following:

a. A three-semester-hour graduate course in clinical supervision from a CACREP-accredited program


b. A total of 45 clock hours of clinical supervision training specific to providing clinical supervision or becoming a clinical supervisor, which must include each of the following content areas:

  1. Roles and functions of clinical supervisors
  2. Models of clinical supervision
  3. Mental health-related professional development
  4. Methods and techniques in clinical supervision
  5. Supervisory relationship issues
  6. Cultural issues in clinical supervision
  7. Group supervision
  8. Legal and ethical issues in clinical supervision
  9. Evaluation of supervisee competence and the supervision process

You must provide documentation of this training by submitting a transcript and/or certificate(s) of completion verifying that you attended a total of 45 hours of training covering each required area.

In addition, be prepared to submit the course syllabus/outline or workshop content descriptions, learning objectives, and agendas demonstrating that each content area was covered.

If you are searching for clinical supervision training, here are some helpful tips:

  • Search for course options in the CE Calendar of Events on NBCC’s website
  • Find providers in the NBCC ACEP Directory and explore the provider’s website to find clinical supervision training
  • Search online for “clinical supervision training” appropriate to the mental health profession

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