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Iowa continuing education (CE) requirements:


Psychologists

Iowa Board of Psychology 
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit (must have certificate) 
License Expiration: 6/30, even years 
National Accreditation Accepted: APA
Notes: 6 hrs Iowa mental health laws and regulations are required in the first renewal period. Thereafter 6 hrs Ethics or 6 hrs Federal mental health laws and regulations or 6 hrs Iowa mental health laws and regulations are required each renewal period.
Date of Info: 11/10/17

Iowa psychologists can earn up to 40 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

Iowa Board of Behavioral Science 
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: 20 hours, if NBCC approved 
License Expiration: 9/30, even years 
Notes: 3 hours of ethics required at each renewal; As of 10/1/2022 if a supervisory position is held, 3 hours of supervision CE is required.
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC
Date of Info: 11/10/2017

Iowa counselors can earn up to 20 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)

Iowa Board of Speech Pathology & Audiology  
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: 30 
License Expiration: 12/31, odd years 
National Accreditation Accepted: ASHA
Date of Info: 11/10/2017

Iowa SLPs can earn up to 16 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

Iowa Board of Social Work 
CE Required: 27 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: 12 hours (independent study - must have posttest) 
License Expiration: 12/31, even years 
National Accreditation Accepted: ASWB
Notes: 3 hours of Ethics ; If applicant holds a supervisory position, 3 hours CE in supervison is required
Date of Info: 11/10/2017

Iowa social workers can earn up to 12 hours for renewal through online courses offered on the social work page of this website. Click here to view ASWB-approved online CE courses.

 

 

Occupational Therapists (OTs)

Iowa Board of PT & OT  
CE Required: OT-30, OTA-15 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: OT- 30, OTA-15 hours (must have post-test & certificate) 
License Expiration: 15th of birthmonth, every 2 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: Does not pre-approve - licensee responsible for choosing appropriate courses
Notes: A minimum of 20 hours for the OT and 10 hours for the OTA must be directly related to the clinical application of occupational therapy.
Date of Info: 11/10/2017

Iowa OTs can earn up to 20 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the occupational therapy page of this website. Click here to view AOTA-approved online CEU courses.

 

 

Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs)

Iowa Board of Behavioral Science 
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: 20 hours, if NBCC approved 
License Expiration: 9/30, even years 
Notes: 3 hours of ethics required at each renewal; As of 10/1/2022 if a supervisory position is held, 3 hours of supervision CE is required.
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC
Date of Info: 11/10/2017

Iowa MFTs can earn up to 20 hours per renewal through online courses offered on the marriage & family therapy page of this website. Click here to view NBCC-approved online CE courses.

 

 

Dietitians & Nutritionists (RDNs)

Iowa Board of Dietetics  
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit 
License Expiration: 15th of birthmonth, every 2 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: CDR
Date of Info: 11/10/2017

Iowa dietitians/nutritionists can earn all 30 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the nutrition & dietetics page of this website. Click here to view CDR-approved online CE courses.



School Psychologists

Iowa State Board of Education

The Iowa State Board of Education certifies school psychologists. Standard continuing education requirements include 6 credits (or 90 CPD hours) after 5 years, which then leads to earning the Master license. Acceptable credits include semester hours of college credit from a regionally accredited college or university staff development license renewal credit from an Iowa area education agency. Candidates may apply for certification as school psychologists in Iowa through the traditional pathway or the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) pathway. Psychologists who wish to practice outside a school setting must have a license issued by the Iowa Board of Psychology (Iowa Department of Public Health). The Iowa Board recognizes school psychology as a specialty within professional psychology.
 

Date of Info: 08/23/2016