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California continuing education (CE) requirements:

Psychologists

California Board of Psychology
CE Required: 36 hours every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: 27 hours (9 hours must be live) 
License Expiration: DOB, every 2 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: APA (Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.)
Notes: CA laws & ethics required each renewal
Date of Info: 4/13/2018

Law & Ethics Requirement

Under the current regulations, there is no hour requirement or certificate required for Laws & Ethics. Licensees must check a box self-certifying that they have kept abreast of changes to laws (statutes and regulations) and ethics. There is no specified method regarding how the information must be obtained. Licensees can take a continuing education course, review Web sites, participate in grand rounds, etc.

Suicide Prevention Training Requirement

At the time of his or her first renewal after January 1, 2020, a licensee will be required to attest on the renewal form to meeting a one-time, six (6) hour suicide risk assessment and intervention coursework or applied experience requirement. For a licensee with an expired or inactive license, the six (6) hour requirement must be completed prior to renewing or reactivating his or her license.

California-licensed psychologists may earn up to 27 hours each renewal through online courses offered on the psychology page of this website. Click here to view APA-sponsored online CE courses.

 

Counselors

California Board of Behavioral Sciences
CE Required: 36 every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit
License Expiration: DOI, every 2 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC, APA, ASWB
Notes: 6 hours laws and ethics required each renewal (Click here to view additional one-time requirements)
Date of Info
: 10/13/2017

California counselors can earn all 36 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the counseling page of this website. Click here to view NBCC-approved online CE courses.

NOTE: The Board is discontinuing its approval of CE providers. Providers with a valid Board issued number may offer qualified CE courses only until the provider number expires. Effective July 1, 2015, these provider numbers will not be renewable. By June 30, 2017, all Board-issued CE provider numbers will have been canceled. CA BBS CE Regulations

 

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs)

California Speech Language & Audiologist Board
CE Required: 24 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed6 hours if ASHA approved (self-study)
License Expiration: DOB, every 2 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: ASHA
NotesContent must directly relate to practice
Date of Info
10/13/2017

California SLPs can earn up to 6 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

California Board of Behavioral Sciences 
CE Required: 36 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit 
License Expiration: DOI, every 2 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: ASWB, APA, NBCC
Notes: 6 hrs laws & ethics required each renewal (Click here to view additional one-time requirements)
Date of Info: 10/13/2017

California social workers can earn all 36 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the social work page of this website. Click here to view ASWB-approved online CE courses.

NOTE: The Board is discontinuing its approval of CE providers. Providers with a valid Board issued number may offer qualified CE courses only until the provider number expires. Effective July 1, 2015, these provider numbers will not be renewable. By June 30, 2017, all Board-issued CE provider numbers will have been canceled. CA BBS CE Regulations 

 

Occupational Therapists (OTs)

California Board of Occupational Therapists
CE Required: 24 PDUs (hours) every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit 
License Expiration: DOI, every 2 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: AOTA 
Notes12 hours must directly relate to OT service delivery
Date of Info: 10/17/2018

California-licensed OTs may earn all 24 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the Occupational Therapy page of this site. Click here to view AOTA-approved online CEUs

 

Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs)

California Board of Behavioral Sciences 
CE Required: 36 hours every two years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit
License Expiration: DOI, every 2 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: APA, ASWB, NBCC
Notes: 6 hrs laws & ethics required each renewal (Click here to view additional one-time requirements)
Date of Info
: 10/13/2017

California MFTs can earn all 36 hours for renewal through online courses offered on the marriage & family therapy page of this website. Click here to view APA/ASWB/NBCC-approved online CE courses.

NOTE: The Board is discontinuing its approval of CE providers. Providers with a valid Board issued number may offer qualified CE courses only until the provider number expires. Effective July 1, 2015, these provider numbers will not be renewable. By June 30, 2017, all Board-issued CE provider numbers will have been canceled. CA BBS CE Regulations 

 

Dietitians & Nutritionists (RDNs)

CA does not license dietitians 
Under California code, dieticians must be registered if they want to practice in the state. This includes fulfilling educational and experiential requirements of the Comission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR mandates that all Registered Dieticians in California complete education that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Date of Info: 11/10/2017

 

School Psychologists

California State Department of Education
California-licensed school psychologists must renew every 5 years through the website. There are no current continuing education requirements for renewal. 
Date of Info: 04/12/2016


Click here to view online CE courses for school psychologists.