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Kentucky continuing education (CE) requirements:


Psychologists

Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology 
CE Required: 39 hours every 3 years 
Online CE Allowed: 12 hours 
License Expiration: DOI, every 3 years
National Accreditation Accepted: APA 
Notes:
 6 hours in suicide prevention required every 6 years, 3 hours in ethical practice or risk management required each renewal, 3 hours in supervision required each renewal for supervisors
Date of Info: 8/2/2017

Kentucky psychologists can earn up to 12 hours per renewal through online courses offered on the psychology page of this website. Click here to view APA-approved online CE courses

 


Counselors

Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors  
CE Required: 10 hours per year 
Online CE Allowed: No limit 
License Expiration: 10/31, annually 
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC, APA
Notes: A minimum of six (6) hours of continuing education in suicide prevention (assessment, treatment, and management) are required every six (6) years. A minimum of three (3) hours of continuing education in domestic violence are required within three (3) years of initial licensure. 
Date of Info: 8/2/2017

Kentucky counselors can earn all 10 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)

Kentucky Board of Speech Language Pathology & Audiology  
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years (50 if dual licensed)
Online CE Allowed: No limit if ASHA approved - no more than 10 hrs per day
License Expiration: 1/31, every 2 years (even/odd license # - even/odd years)
National Accreditation Accepted: ASHA 
Notes:
 4 hour max on related courses, 2 hours of ethics required each renewal
Date of Info: 8/2/2017

Kentucky SLPs can earn all 30 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

Kentucky Board of Social Work  
CE Required: CSW: 30 every 3 years / LSW: 15 every 3 years
Online CE Allowed: No limit (except LCSW supervision must be live)
License Expiration: DOI, every 3 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: ASWB, APA, NBCC 
Notes: 6 hours on suicide prevention required every 6 years; 3 hours in ethics required each renewal (must be KBSW approved), 3 hours in domestic violence required once during initial 3-year licensing period; 1.5 hours on pediatric abusive head trauma required every 6 years; supervisors must complete 3 hours in supervision each renewal (must be live)
Date of Info: 8/2/2017

Kentucky social workers can earn all 30 hours required for renewal (except ethics) through online courses offered on the social work page of this website. Click here to view ASWB-approved online CE courses.

 


Occupational Therapists (OTs)

Kentucky Board of Occupational Therapy
CE Required: 12 CCUs per year (1 CCU = 1 hour)
Online CE Allowed: No limit 
License Expiration: 10/31, annually 
National Accreditation Accepted: AOTA
Notes:  6 hours on suicide prevention required every 6 years
Date of Info:
 8/2/2017

Kentucky OTs can earn all 12 CCUs (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)

Kentucky Board of MFTs  
CE Required: 15 hours per year 
Online CE Allowed: No limit 
License Expiration: DOI, annually 
National Accreditation Accepted: AAMFT, KMFT
* PDR is NOT an approved provider
Notes: 3 hours ethics required each renewal; 6 hours suicide prevention required every 6 years
Date of Info: 8/2/2017

 

Dietitians & Nutritionists (RDNs)

Kentucky Board of Dietitians/Nutritionists  
CE Required: 15 hours per year 
Online CE Allowed: No limit 
License Expiration: 10/31, annually 
National Accreditation Accepted: CDR 
Date of Info: 8/2/2017

Kentucky dietitians/nutritionists can earn all 15 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

Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)

Kentucky school psychologists are credentialed by the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). Certification is based on graduate education, internship, and examination. The standard school psychology certificate is issued for five years. During this time, school psychologists are expected to do 72 hours of professional development or pursue six semester hours of academic coursework. They are also expected to practice at least three years during the renewal cycle (http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/016/002/090.htm).

Date of Info: 8/2/2017