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Online Approved Supervision Refresher Course

To maintain the highest quality supervisors in the field, AAMFT requires that Approved Supervisors take a refresher course prior to the renewal of their designation. As of the January 2014 supervision standards, the refresher course can be taken no sooner than two years prior to a person's designation expiration. This course is designed specifically to meet that requirement and to keep participants up to date on the practice of clinical supervision. This online course includes a didactic portion of viewing presentations, reading articles, writing a short reflection paper, and uploading a supervision contract which should be made to the Approved Supervision Network Community; as well as attending a 3-hour online interactive session. There are no tests or quizzes for this course. 

As of July 1, 2015, all refresher courses are offered exclusively through AAMFT. If you attended a refresher course prior to that date through another provider, you are welcome to contact central@aamft.org to make sure we can still accept that course toward your renewal.

In order to renew your AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation, you must also complete the AAMFT Approved Supervisor Renewal Form and submit it to AAMFT. If you do not complete and return this form, your supervisor designation will not be renewed.

NOTE: There is a high demand for this course. We at AAMFT will try to meet this demand as best we can; however, to guarantee availability, early registration is strongly advised.

This online course consists of three parts:

  1. Completion of the online didactic portion to be completed on your own.
  2. Readings and short assignments as directed by the instructor.
  3. Participation in one three-hour interactive, online discussion group.

We ask that you please use a headset, earbuds, or any type of personal earphone for the interactive portion of this class. Access and use of a webcam is required for this session, and lack thereof may result in removal from the session. Please be sure to test using the equipment (i.e. computer, browser, headset, etc.) that you are planning to use to complete the course. Access to interactive webinars needs to be from a non-distracting, private place because of confidentiality and security. Please avoid accessing the interactive webinars from public areas (coffeehouses, restaurants, etc.). Please e-mail learning@aamft.org for any questions regarding this.

 Click here to access the didactic portion of your course! 

For the best user experience, please use either Google Chrome or Safari when accessing your course.

Upcoming Online Discussion Group Times:

  • Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET   SOLD OUT!
  • Friday, October 14, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET   SOLD OUT!
  • Monday, October 17, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET 
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET 
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET 
  • Friday, November 4, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET 
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Monday, November 14, 2016 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET 
  • Friday, December 2, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Friday, December 9, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET 
  • Friday, December 16, 2016 from 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET 
  • Monday, December 19, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET 


Continuing Education:

5 hours of CE credit will be received after the full completion of this course. Please keep in mind that this is a course, not a workshop.


$215 - Each participant will receive a certificate of completion as well as credit for five continuing education hours


AAMFT is more than happy to provide visual and audio accommodations for those interested in taking this course. If you require accommodations to take this course, please contact learning@aamft.org at least three weeks before your interactive session.

Technical Requirements for Interactive Portions:

Technical requirements for the online discussion groups are listed below. It is your responsibility to ensure your computer system meets these needs prior to your discussion groups session.


To ensure that the course starts smoothly and on-time, please test the system that you are planning to use for the course by clicking on this test link. If this is your first time accessing a BlueJeans meeting, you will likely need to give permission/allow your browser to download the plug-in. This helpful PDF can walk you through the process of downloading the plug-in and allowing its use on your computer. If you are having any technical issues or would like to further test your system, please contact your education coordinator at learning@aamft.org.


  • Internet connection with cable modem, DSL or better.
  • PC or Mac Computer
    • PC: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server. Dual core 2.4 GHz CPU or faster with at least 2 GB of RAM.
    • Mac: Mac OS® X 10.6 Snow Leopard®, Mac OS® X 10.7 (Lion®) or Mac OS® X 10.8 (Mountain Lion®). 2.4GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo) or faster with at least 1 GB of RAM.
  • Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 or newer, Google Chrome™ 5.0 or newer or Safari® 3.0 or newer.
  • Additional software: JavaScript™
  • 700Kbps or more bandwidth recommended per participant for simultaneous screen sharing, audio and video conferencing.
  • Webcam
  • Headsets, headphones, earbuds, or any personal earphone. 

Cancellation Policy:

In the case of circumstances beyond its control, the AAMFT reserves the right to make necessary changes in presenters and content of all AAMFT Approved Supervision Refresher Courses.

Due to the limited availability of spaces in the online Approved Supervision courses, cancellations and any subsequent request for refund must be made 30 days prior to the start of your scheduled interactive session. Cancellations made within 30 days of the course, will be eligible for a 25% refund. Requests to move your registration to another class time is subject to availability of classes and will be subject to a $50 administrative fee.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing, and can be sent to central@aamft.org.

If you have questions regarding the Approved Supervision designation, please email central@aamft.org.

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