School Counselors and SCECHs

There are new SCECH rules for school counselors starting February 6, 2020.

Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 380.1233 (7-9) was amended in 2017 requiring school counselors to complete fifty (50) professional development hours specific to college and career preparation to renew effective February 6, 2020.

  1.   25 hours – college preparation and selection; and
  2.   25 hours – career consultation; 5 of which MUST include the exploration of military career     options.

Only State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) can be used to complete the 50 hours of professional development required by law.

Questions? Contact the Michigan Department of Education SCECH Coordinator at