Recorded hours are the hours exactly as you enter them. Valid hours are your hours after: 1) subtracting any hours that are over a category maximum; 2) subtracting hours logged in weeks where you didn't have any supervision and; 3) adding in hours based on the appropriate multipliers for specific categories (not all licensure regulations apply multipliers). The valid hours provide you with a solid estimate of the number of hours you will be able to claim.
In some instance your valid hours will be lower than your recorded hours. This is the result of hours being excluded from your valid total due to the aforementioned factors.
OPTION 2 (OLD REQUIREMENTS) ONLY: In some instances your valid hours will be higher than your recorded hours. The is the result of the category multipliers. For example, California MFT regulations apply 3:1 and 2:1 multipliers to Individual Psychotherapy and Conjoint Incentive hours respectively.