Compiled by Cassie Jewell, M.Ed., LPC, LSATP
Updated January 13, 2020
Are you looking to expand your clinical knowledge or do you need CEs to renew your license? In-person workshops and seminars are ideal for learning up-to-date practices and the latest research, but they’re often expensive and/or require travel. And while there are plenty of online programs that offer CEs, most charge a fee.
The following list is comprised of over 50 sites that offer free online courses and webinars. Please note that only a few of the sites offer CEs. However, all of the courses offer opportunities to grow as a clinician and expand your knowledge.
An educational course designed for professionals to learn the basic principles for the diagnosis and treatment of borderline personality disorder. There are six 20-minute modules.
Trainings on Hepatitis/HIV/AIDS and medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction
Free courses on stress management, burnout, and more
The AIS Learning Center offers videos and online courses.
Addiction medicine webinars
Free monthly webinars. You can access archived webinars. You can also watch a six-part series for professionals on treating anxiety disorders.
Access recorded webinars on sexual violence prevention and policy.
A variety of webinars. (Sign up for the newsletter to be notified when new webinars are available.)
Basic mental health tutorials
Over 1,000 public health training opportunities, many offering free CEs. Create an account to access a variety of online courses.
CME/CE Courses on Topics Related to Opioid and Substance Use Disorders from the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Courses on opioids, opioid overdose, and opioid prescribing
Free training modules from the University of South Florida
Free course through Relias Learning
View recorded webinars on topics related to eating disorders.
SocialWork.Career posts a list of free webinars every month
LearningPath.org provides links to a variety of psychology courses
View recorded webinars on topics relating to violence against women and children.
Free online courses on a variety of topics including clinical supervision, substance use, and behavioral health. You must create a free account and login to access the courses.
A public television series on mental health (and ending stigma)
Webinars and online modules on drug education and treatment. You must register to access the courses. Free CEUs.
Register for a free account to access web-based training (webinars and online courses) on addiction and recovery topics. Free CEUs for NAADAC and Social Work.
Free webinars. The site also offers videos and tools for clinicians.
IPSRT is an evidence-based treatment for bipolar disorder. With registration, this course offers a free 8-hour online training.
Professional learning opportunities. Many of the continuing education courses offer free CEs approved by the following organizations: APA, ASWB, NBCC, and NAADAC.
Several free courses, some offering CEs. Must register for a free account.
Free education (CE credits) for mental health, primary care, and nursing professionals. Create a free account to access online learning programs.
Recorded webinars on various mental health topics
Australia-based site. Webinars on topics ranging from complicated grief, complex trauma, anxiety, LGBT issues, and more.
On-demand webinars on using WRAP – Wellness and Recovery Action Plan.
75-minute interactive course
Several free courses, including a suicide risk and prevention course. Other courses for a fee.
Learn mindfulness with this free 8-week course
Webinars on addiction
Training materials, online courses, information, and tools for professionals
Free webinars and seminars. (You must register for the webinars.) The site also provides free toolkits and other resources.
Sign up for free online tutorials. (An access key will be sent via email you register.) CEUs offered for NAADAC professionals.
Online courses and webinars on childhood trauma. CE’s for social workers, counselors, and psychologists
Webinars on various topics related to behavioral health
The multimedia section has a variety of webinars and recorded series.
Videos and CE opportunities
Free webinars and learning modules
Access the learning portal for online learning modules and webinars, along with supporting materials and related resources.
Online learning campus
Offers both free and paid Webinars on a variety of topics, some offering CEs
Pathways aims to improve the lives of young people with severe mental illness. Register for upcoming webinars or access previous webinars on-demand.
Free courses on military cultural competence, PTSD, combat stress, and other related issues.
Tools, training, and technical assistance to practitioners in the fields of mental health and substance use disorders
A 3.5-hour self-paced course on screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use. Offers free CEs for NAADAC and NBCC (among others).
A free 20-hour course with seven comprehensive classes that teaches how to navigate the SSI/SSDI application process with clients with mental illness, who are at risk of homelessness, have a medical impairment, or a co-occurring disorder. CEUs offered for NASW.
Free health and medical courses
Online courses on suicide prevention
Access archived webinars on topics related to treatment services for the lesbian, gay, and transgender population. You can also access a monthly webinar series held on the 4th Friday of each month. CEs may be offered.
Readings, tools, videos, and webinars
If you know of a site that offers free courses or trainings, please list in the comments section!