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Conference FAQs

Have a question about the conference?

We’d love to help! Look at the list below for commonly asked questions. Don’t see your question on the list below? Email Kristine at to learn more.

Conference Format

Q: How much does the event cost?

 A: It is totally free! Thank you to funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) we have been enabled to put on this high-quality week-long event totally for free!

Q: How long will each session be?

You can expect each session to be approximately 75-80 minutes in length.

Q: How will this virtual format work?

A: The conference will take place every day during the week of February 1st. Each day there will be several sessions offered via Zoom. Links to all sessions will be provided to registered attendees. Conference attendees just need to log into the sessions they are interested in. Please note that you can pick and choose which dates to attend.

Q: How many sessions can I attend?

A: You can attend all 15 sessions that we are offered or simply one day of events. You will need to reserve an EventBrite ticket for each day of the conference that you hope to attend.


Q: How do I register for the event?

A: You will need to reserve tickets through EventBrite. You can find the link for EventBrite on our website tabbed label –registration. Please select a ticket for the days that you wish to attend. Please note that as this is a free virtual event, tickets are first come, first come serve and we have a limited capacity.

Q: Can our organization attend this event as a group?

A: Absolutely! As there is a limited capacity for the event – we recommend attending as groups to ensure more people can take advantage of this free professional development. It is essential that we are informed beforehand who is attending the event each day to ensure that everyone receives their continuing education hours.

Q: What should I do, the day that I wanted to attend all the tickets are sold out.

A:  Unfortunately, once the tickets are sold out – they are sold out. You can email Charlotte Heckmann to request to be put on a waitlist for the event in case any tickets because available at the last minute. After the conference is over, recordings will be put up online for individuals to review but we will not be able to provide CEs. 

Conference Materials

Q: Will I receive copies of the presentations for review later?

A: Yes. All presentations will be available for review and use after the conference. You will need to have either registered/attended one day of the conference or requested to be put on the list to watch sessions after. Want to be on the list? Email Charlotte Heckmann.

After the Conference

Q: What happens after the conference?
A: You will receive continuing education hours for the time you attended the conference. We will email these in a timely manner after the event is completely finished. Please note that attendance will be monitored and you will be required to be logged in to receive your continuing education.
Q: Who can receive continuing education hours?
A: We are an Approved Provider of NBCC Continuing Education Hours. You will need to confirm with your licensing board if they accept NBCC Hours (all counseling boards should accept NBCC hours). We are also an approved provider of South Dakota and North Dakota Social Works CE Hours. We do not have plans to extend our SW CE scope at this time. If you are an SW in a state other than SD or ND, please work with your board to gain approval for CEs from this event.
Q: How many Continuing Education Hours will we receive?

Each session is worth 1.5 Continuing Education Hours. If you attend all three sessions a day, you will receive 4.5 for that day. If you receive all 15 sessions of the conference – you’ll receive 22.5 CE Hours.

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The Counseling and Human Resource Development program at South Dakota State University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Prover, ACEP No. 4142. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Counseling and Human Resource Department is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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