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New York continuing education (CE) requirements:

Some regulations restrict licensees to a certain percentage of self-study for continuing education requirements. In response to the evolving situation with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and for those licensees whose registrations are due to renew March 1, 2020 – January 1, 2023, the Department will grant an adjustment to all licensees to complete up to 100% of the continuing education as self-study, provided that it is taken from a Department-approved provider and is in an acceptable subject area for the specific profession.

Additionally, the Department will grant an adjustment to all licensees, regardless of registration renewal date, to utilize self-study for any coursework taken during the period from March 1, 2020 – January 1, 2023, provided that it is taken from a Department-approved provider and is in an acceptable subject area for the specific profession. Coursework taken outside that timeframe must meet the continuing education requirements in each individual profession’s laws and regulations.

NYSED is working closely with other New York State agencies and the Governor’s Office to tackle issues relating to COVID-19. Please continue to monitor the Department’s website for updated guidance.

 

Psychologists

Effective January 1, 2021, New York State Education Law requires each licensed psychologist to complete 36 hours of acceptable formal continuing education during each three-year registration period. However, there is a phase-in period for this requirement for licensees whose next registration period starts during the first three years after January 1, 2021. These licensees will have to complete one hour of acceptable formal continuing education for each month in their registration period after January 1, 2021. Please refer to the chart on the continuing education FAQ page for the continuing education hours required during this initial phase-in period.


New York Board for Psychology
CE Required: 36 hours every 3 years (effective 1/1/17) 
Online CE Allowed12 hours per renewal (self-study) Note: All 36 hours may be taken through self study activities from approved providers until December 31, 2022
License Expiration: Three-year registration period 
National Accreditation Accepted: Must be department approved. Professional Development Resources, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #PSY-0145. Course type: Self-study. 
Notes: Provider status obtained 10/25/2021 - courses taken before that date will not be accepted by the board; 3 hours NY ethics & law required each renewal
Date of Info: 6/10/2022

New York Psychologists can earn all 36 hours (due to COVID-19) required for renewal through online (self-study) courses offered on the psychology page of this website. Click here to view NY Board approved online (self-study) CEU courses.

Counselors

New York Mental Health Practitioners Board 
CE Required: 36 hours every 3 years (effective 1/1/17) 
Online CE Allowed: 12 hours per renewal (self-study) Note: All 36 hours may be taken through self study activities from approved providers until December 31, 2022
License Expiration: Three-year registration period 
National Accreditation Accepted: Must be department approved. Professional Development Resources, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0135. Course type: Self-study. 
Notes: Provider status obtained 7/25/2018 - courses taken before that date will not be accepted by the board.
Date of Info: 6/10/2022

New York Counselors can earn all 36 hours (due to COVID-19) required for renewal through online (self-study) courses offered on the counseling page of this website. Click here to view NY Department approved online (self-study) CEU courses.

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs)

New York Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 

CE Required: 30 hours every 3 years 
Online CE Allowed: 20 hours if ASHA approved (self-study) Note: All 30 hours may be taken through self study activities from approved providers until July 1, 2022
License Expiration: Birth month, every 3 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: ASHA 
Notes: 20 hours must be in "professional" area 
Date of Info: 6/10/2022

New York SLPs can earn all 30 hours (due to COVID-19) 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

New York Board of Social Work 
CE Required: 36 hours every 3 years
Home Study Allowed: 12 hours (self-study) Note: All 36 hours may be taken through self study activities from approved providers until December 31, 2022
License Expiration: Three-year registration period 
National Accreditation Accepted: Must be department approved. Professional Development Resources Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0664. Course Type: Self-Study
Notes: Provider status obtained 8/11/2021 - courses taken before that date will not be accepted by the board.
Date of Info: 6/10/2022

New York Social Workers can earn all 36 hours (due to COVID-19) required for renewal through online (self-study) courses offered on the social work page of this website. Click here to view NY department approved online (self-study) CEU courses.

Occupational Therapists (OTs)

New York Board of OT  

CE Required: 36 hours every 3 years 
Online CE Allowed: 24 hours (self-study) Note: All 36 hours may be taken through self study activities from approved providers until December 31, 2022
License Expiration: Birthmonth, every 3 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: AOTA accepted
Notes:  See http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/ot/otcco.htm
Date of Info: 6/10/2022

New York OTs can earn all 36 hours (due to COVID-19) 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)

New York Mental Health Practitioners Board 
CE Required: 36 hours every 3 years
Online CE Allowed: 12 hours (self-study) Note: All 36 hours may be taken through self study activities from approved providers until December 31, 2022
License Expiration: Three-year registration period 
National Accreditation Accepted: Must be department approved. Professional Development Resources Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0100. Course Type: Self-Study.
Notes: Provider status obtained 8/11/2021 - courses taken before that date will not be accepted by the board.
Date of Info: 8/17/2021

New York Marriage and Family Therapists can all 36 hours (due to COVID-19) required for renewal through online (self-study) courses offered on the marriage and family therapy page of this website. Click here to view NY Department approved online (self-study) CEU courses.

Dietitians & Nutritionists (RDNs)

New York State Board for Dietetics & Nutrition 
CE Required: Not specified
Online CE Allowed: Not specified
License Expiration: Not specified
National Accreditation Accepted: Must be certified
Date of Info: 10/28/2021