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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: 9/25/2020

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 online CE courses for psychologists.

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
: 9/25/2020


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
: 9/25/2020


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: 9/25/2020

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: Courses must include specific learning objectives, course evaluation, and provide a certificate of completion.
Date of Info: 9/25/2020

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
: 9/25/2020

 

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: 9/25/2020



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: 9/25/2020

Click here to view online CE courses for school psychologists.