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Connecticut continuing education (CE) requirements:

Psychologists

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 Info10/13/2017

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 APA-approved online CE courses

 

Counselors

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
10/13/2017

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)

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 area of licensure
Date of Info
10/13/2017

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

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 Info10/13/2017

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: 10/13/2017

 

Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs)

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
: 10/13/2017

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: 10/13/2017

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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