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Colorado continuing education (CE) requirements:

Psychologists

Colorado Psychologist Examiners Board
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: No limit
License Expiration: 8/31, odd years  
National Accreditation Accepted: APA
Notes: Professional Development Hours (PDH) must be relevant to learning plan
Date of Info: 5/14/2018

Colorado psychologists can earn all 40 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the Psychology page of this site. Click here to view APA-sponsored online CE courses.

Counselors

Colorado LPC & MFT Examiners Boards
CE Required: 40 (PDH) each renewal cycle 
Online CE Allowed20 (PDH)
License Expiration8/31, odd years
National Accreditation Accepted: Board Approved
Date of Info
: 5/14/2018


Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs)

Colorado Office of Audiology & Hearing Aid Provider Registration
CE Required10 per year
Online CE Allowed: 10 per year in category of coursework
License Expiration: 3/31, even years 
National Accreditation Accepted: N/A (Board will not preapprove CE, but is deemed acceptable if it is listed in the Current Program Manual)
NotesSLP's not licensed
Date of Info
: 5/14/2018


Social Workers

Colorado Social Work Examiners Board  
CE Required40 PDH every two years
Online CE Allowed: 20 PDH 
License Expiration: 8/31, odd years 
National Accreditation Accepted:  N/A (Board will not preapprove CE, but is deemed acceptable if it is listed in the Current Program Manual)
Date of Info: 5/14/2018

Occupational Therapists (OTs)

Colorado Office of OT Registration 
CE Required: 24 (PDA) every two years 
Online CE Allowed: 12 (PDA) Coursework
License Expiration: 1/31, odd years 
National Accreditation Accepted: NA
Notes: Course must include specific learning objectives, a course evaluation and provide a certificate of completion.
Date of Info: 5/14/2018

Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs)

Colorado LPC & MFT Examiners Boards 
CE Required: 40 (PDH) every two years 
Online CE Allowed20 (PDH)
License Expiration8/31, odd years
National Accreditation Accepted: Colorado Board 
Date of Info
: 5/14/2018

 

Dietitians & Nutritionists (RDNs)

Colorado Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
CE RequiredN/A
Online CE Allowed: N/A 
License Expiration: Not Licensed
National Accreditation AcceptedN/A
Notes: Colorado does not accept any multi-state, group study or self study programs. PDR is not an approved provider. 
Date of Info: 5/14/2018



School Psychologists

Colorado State Department of Education 

In Colorado, certification as a school psychologist is granted by the Department of Education (DOE). School psychologists must acquire 90 clock hours of professional development every 5 years for those with the Professional credential. Renewal is required after 3 years for those with the Provisional credential. The SEA accepts NASP-approved continuing professional development credits toward renewal.

Date of Info: 7/08/2016

Click here to view online CE courses for school psychologists.