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Arkansas Continuing Education (CE) Requirements:

Psychologists

Arkansas Psychology Board
CE Required: 20 hours per year 
Online CE AllowedNo limit - but "shall not be exclusively by home study or online means"
License Expiration6/30, annually
National Accreditation Accepted: APA (Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists)
Date of Info: 10/12/2017

Arkansas psychologists can earn some (but not all) of their required continuing education hours through online courses offered on the Psychology page of this website. Click here to view APA-sponsored online CE courses.

 

Counselors

Arkansas BOE in Counseling & MFT  
CE Required: 24 every 2 years (per license) 
Online CE AllowedNo limit 
License Expiration6/30, every 2 years from initial
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC 
Notes: 3 hrs ethics required each renewal; 21 of 24 hours must support the licensees statement of intent; May not exceed 3 online CEU's for the Supervision Specialization License; No more than 6 CEU's for reading or reviewing newsletter or journal articles.
Date of Info
10/12/2017

Arkansas counselors can earn all 24 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the counseling page of this website. Click here to view NBCC-approved online CE courses.


Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs)

Arkansas Board of Examiners in SLP/A 
CE Required10 hours per year (15 if dual licensed)
Online CE Allowed: No limit
License Expiration6/30, annually 
National Accreditation AcceptedASHA (not required)
NotesMinimum 5 hrs from Content Area I (professional) (2 related)
Date of Info
10/13/2017

Arkansas SLPs can earn all 10 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the speech-language pathology page of this website. Click here to view ASHA-approved online CEU courses.


Social Workers

Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board  
CE Required48 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: 20 hours 
License Expiration: DOI, every 2 years 
National Accreditation AcceptedNo pre-approval; licensee responsible for determining if applicable & appropriate
Notes: 3 hrs prof ethics required each renewal
Date of Info10/13/2017

Arkansas social workers can earn up to 20 hours for renewal through online courses offered on the social work page of this website. Click here to view ASWB-approved online CE courses.


Occupational Therapists (OTs)

Arkansas State Medical Board
CE Required10 hours per year
Online CE Allowed: No limit, board determines contact hours awarded 
License Expiration: DOB, annually  
National Accreditation Accepted: AOTA 
NotesCourse outline & certificate must be submitted 30 days prior to license expiration 
Date of Info10/13/2017

Arkansas OTs can earn all 10 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the occupational therapy page of this website. Click here to view AOTA-approved online CEU courses.


Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs)

Arkansas BOE in Counseling & MFT 
CE Required: 24 every 2 years (per license) 
Online CE AllowedNo limit
License Expiration6/30, every 2 years from initial
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC 
Notes: 3 hrs ethics required each renewal; 22 hours must support licensees statement of intent 
Date of Info
10/12/2017

Arkansas MFTs can earn all 24 hours per renewal through online courses offered on the marriage & family therapy page of this website. Click here to view NBCC-approved online CE courses.


Dietitians & Nutritionists (RDNs)

Arkansas Dietetics Licensing Board 
CE Required: 12 hours per year 
Online CE Allowed: No limit if CDR approved 
License Expiration: 11/30, annually 
National Accreditation Accepted: CDR
Date of Info10/13/2017

Arkansas dietitians/nutritionists can earn all 12 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the nutrition & dietetics page of this website. Click here to view CDR-approved online CE courses.


School Psychologists

Arkansas State Department of Education

Sixty (60) contact hours are required every five years. NASP-approved CPD hours are accepted towards renewal. 

Date of Info: 04/12/2016

Click here to view online CE courses for school psychologists.