The TeleMental Health Institute is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP# 6708) and offers NBCC-approved clock hours for all training described on this page. TMHI is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Distance Credentialed Counselor Training (DCC)

TMHI is an approved Training Provider for the CCE Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) Program. Both in-person and online, “eLearning” training are available to you and your organization to provide an evidence-based “road map” to leverage both time and effort.

What do you need?

Whether your setting is in a school, hospital, clinic, agency, group or independent practice, and if you are seeking either the basics (fundamentals) or advanced training to ground yourself in distance counseling and telemental health, we have options that will surpass your expectations – guaranteed! When you train with TMHI, you will find the highest scholarship and service with:

  • 100% Evidence-based, specific material (no guesswork or vagueness!)
  • World-class faculty with decades of telemental health experience
  • Self-paced & self-directed with summaries, vignettes, checklists
  • Distilled, easy-to-absorb information from 4,000 research publications
  • Access from home or office – mobile compatible & available 24/7
  • Fully bookmarked materials to return anytime at your convenience
  • Variety of high quality, stimulating text-based, audio and video materials
  • Available with CE hours (or without, for a lower fee)
  • Ability to pass tests & print CE certificates online
  • Preferred listing in telemental health employment service
  • Private, secured, international community forum to answer questions 24/7
  • If we can’t answer your question, we’ll tell you exactly who to ask!
  • No risk with TMHI’s 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee



1. Learn Everything Online
No Book Purchase Necessary
2. Pass Post Test Online
Print CE Hours Certificate
3. Deliver Services Online
Enjoy the Convenience

Platinum Certificate Program 

Discounted Training Package

Courses available anytime, 24/7
100% Online Training

  • Easy-to-understand overview of the field; definitions; fundamental concepts; reimbursable, evidence-based models
  • In-depth discussion of telephone and video applications
  • Basic legal & ethical applications (HIPAA, Hi-Tech, referrals, security, confidentiality, intake, termination)
  • Advance telepractice models; preventing and handling emergencies
  • Focused on private practitioners, clinical directors or department managers
  • Legal/ethical policy information & templates
  • Advanced Legal/Ethical issues, including informed consent, social media, and more
  • Video-based office-setup demos
  • Documentation guideline checklist
  • Texting Do’s and Don’ts
  • Reimbursement (essential processes & CPT codes)
  • Monthly Group Consultation
  • 1-hour Private Consultation
  • 39 CE Hours also available

As low as $159/month

Without CE Hours



Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how to legally practice over state lines
  • Identify which of the many technologies used today meets HIPAA, HITECH and PIPEDA requirements
  • Name 2 instances when to avoid working with a client/patient online
  • Name 10 things you can immediately implement to manage risk in your online practice
  • Name one way you can unwittingly void your malpractice liability insurance coverage with online practice
  • Name which is the most important for remote mental health care: the audio (telephone) or video channel
  • Name at least two approaches to handling clinical emergencies in telepractice

  • Describe the 5 most important issues to consider when setting up your video-based office
  • Outline 3 elements of proper documentation of telemental health service
  • List at least 3 legitimate ways to approach online assessment
  • Intelligently discuss at least 3 poorly-understood yet key legal concerns to be addressed in telemental health
  • List at least 7 issues to address in your informed consent
  • List at least 5 important telemental health CPT codes to consider when billing

Continuing Education


TeleMental Health Institute Inc. (TMHI) has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6708. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC Credit are clearly identified. TMHI is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Psychologists (in 50 states and Canada)

The TMHI is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists in all 50 states and Canada.

Social Workers

TeleMental Health Institute, Inc., #1328, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/18/2015 – 11/18/2016. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

California Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors & Nurses

When California MFTs, LCSWs and LPCCs turn in certificates to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), they will accept the CE credit hours based on TMHI’s APA approval.

TMHI has partnered with Alliant International University to bring you Continuing Education for the training you complete at TMHI. Alliant is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider #CEP11235). Alliant maintains responsibility for the program and its content.


Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your discipline or state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted. In many cases, they will be.

Please verify the appropriateness of TMHI training for your needs by contacting your state/provincial board or your state/provincial professional organization. Some state and provincial regulations are in flux, complex and can be confusing. Some require additional documentation. Some states restrict the number of online CE hours you can complete online. TMHI is does not accept responsibility for being aware of or meeting your state’s requirements.

Search for your licensing board or association online and find their contact information. If you send them an email with the link to the current page, you can expect a written response within 4 – 72 hours.  (If you need in-person training, write to us to ask about our speaking schedules for your geographic area.)

TMHI Training has also been approved for AMA CME Hours. Contact us for details.

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