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Connecticut continuing education (CE) requirements:

Psychologists

COVID 19 Note: Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7DD suspending the continuing education requirements for psychologists.  Licensees with expiration dates between March 10, 2020 and February 28, 2021 are not required to complete the continuing education required for license renewal.

Connecticut Department of Public Health - Psychologist Licensure 
CE Required10 hours every year
Online CE Allowed5 hours
License Expiration: Annually  
National Accreditation Accepted: APA 
Date of Info: 9/25/2020

For registration periods ending after January 1, 2016, each licensee applying for renewal is required to complete not less than two contact hours of training or education (and not less than once every six years thereafter) on the topic of mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans, including (A) determining whether a patient is a veteran or family member of a veteran, (B) screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief, and (C) suicide prevention training. 

Connecticut psychologists can earn up to 5 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the psychology page of this website.Click here to view online CE courses for psychologists


Counselors

COVID-19 Note: Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7DD suspending the continuing education requirements for professional counselors. Licensees with expiration dates between March 10, 2020, and February 28, 2021 are not required to complete the continuing education required for license renewal.

Connecticut Department of Public Health - Professional Counselor Licensure
 

CE Required: 15 hours per year 
Online CE AllowedNo limit (must have post-test & certificate)
License ExpirationBirthmonth, annually 
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC, APA, ASWB  
Date of Info
: 9/25/2020

For registration periods ending after January 1, 2016, each licensee applying for renewal is required to complete at least two contact hours of training or education (and not less than once every six years thereafter) on the topic of mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans, including (A) determining whether a patient is a veteran or family member of a veteran, (B) screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief, and (C) suicide prevention training.

Minimum 1-hour training annually must be on the topic of cultural competency.

Connecticut counselors can earn all 15 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)

COVID-19 Note: Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7DD suspending for six (6) months the continuing education requirements for speech and language pathologists. Licensees with expiration dates between April 30, 2020, and October 31, 2020 are not required to complete the continuing education required for license renewal.

Connecticut Department of Public Health - SLP/A Licensure

CE Required: 20 hours every 2 years  
Online CE AllowedNo limit (must have posttest & certificate)
License Expiration: Birth month, every 2 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: ASHA
Notes: 10 hrs must be in the area of licensure
Date of Info
: 9/25/2020

Connecticut SLPs can earn all 20 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

COVID-19 Note: Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7DD suspending the continuing education requirements for social workers.  Licensees with expiration dates between March 10, 2020, and February 28, 2021 are not required to complete the continuing education required for license renewal.

Connecticut Department of Public Health - Social Work Licensure 

CE Required: 15 hours per year 
Online CE Allowed: 6 hours (must have post-test & certificate) 
License Expiration: Birth month, annually 
National Accreditation Accepted: ASWB
Date of Info: 9/25/2020

For registration periods ending after January 1, 2016, each licensee applying for renewal is required to complete at least two contact hours of training or education (and not less than once every six years thereafter) on the topic of mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans, including (A) determining whether a patient is a veteran or family member of a veteran, (B) screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief, and (C) suicide prevention training.

Minimum 1-hour training annually must be on the topic of cultural competency.

 

Occupational Therapists (OTs)

Connecticut Department of Public Health - Board of OT 
CE Required24 hours every 2 years
Online CE AllowedNo limit (must have posttest & certificate)
License Expiration7/31, odd years
National Accreditation Accepted: Not specified 
Date of Info: 9/25/2020

 

Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs)

COVID-19 Note: Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7DD suspending the continuing education requirements for marital and family therapists.  Licensees with expiration dates between March 10, 2020, and February 28, 2021 are not required to complete the continuing education required for license renewal.

Connecticut Department of Public Health - MFT Licensure 

CE Required: 15 hours per year 
Online CE AllowedNo limit (must have post-test & certificate)
License Expiration: Birth month, annually 
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC, APA 
Date of Info
: 9/25/2020

For registration periods ending after January 1, 2016, each licensee applying for renewal is required to complete at least two contact hours of training or education (and not less than once every six years thereafter) on the topic of mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans, including (A) determining whether a patient is a veteran or family member of a veteran, (B) screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief, and (C) suicide prevention training.

Minimum 1-hour training annually must be on the topic of cultural competency.

 

Dietitians & Nutritionists (RDNs)

Connecticut Department of Public Health - Dietitian Certification 
CE Required: No 
Online CE Allowed: N/A 
License Expiration: Birth month, Annually 
National Accreditation Accepted: N/A
Notes: Certified (not licensed) Applicants 
Date of Info: 9/25/2020

School Psychologists

Connecticut State Department of Education
The Connecticut State Department of Education certifies school psychologists. Candidates may apply for certification as school psychologists in Connecticut through the traditional pathways. Completion of 90 contact hours of continuing education activities, during each successive 5-year period is required for school psychologists. Such hours may include a combination of continuing education activities or any successfully completed graduate course related to the individual's endorsement area. One graduate credit used for the purpose of continuing the professional educator certificate shall represent 15 contact hours. 
Date of Info: 07/06/2016


Click here to view online CE courses for school psychologists
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