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Texas continuing education (CE) requirements:

Psychologists

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists 
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit if APA-approved
License Expiration: Last day of birth month, every other year
National Accreditation Accepted: APA (Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Texas psychologists.)
Notes: 6 hours must be in ethics, Board Rules of Conduct, or professional responsibility (Ethics Course Guidelines). 6 hours must be in the area of cultural diversity.  Areas of cultural diversity include, but are not limited to, age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, national origin, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and social-economic status.

Licensees must also complete state-mandated training on Human Trafficking Prevention. PDR's course will NOT meet this requirement. See below for details.

Date of Info: 4/20/2020

Texas psychologists can earn all 40 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the psychology page of this website. Click here to view online CE courses for psychologists

 

Notice of Human Trafficking Prevention Training Requirement

The Board is required to notify its licensees of the mandatory training that each licensee must undergo in human trafficking prevention as a condition of license renewal.  The requirement for this training will not begin until September 1, 2020, but the training is now available for those who would like to complete it ahead of their license renewal date.

You may access the SOAR to Health and Wellness course that has been certified as meeting the requirements for human trafficking prevention training by clicking here.  There you may sign-up for this free training course.  As additional courses are developed or approved by HHSC, licensees may elect to take one of those courses in lieu of SOAR to Health and Wellness, if they prefer.

Licensees who complete the SOAR to Health and Wellness course are entitled to 1 hour of professional development credit.

Step-by-step instructions on how to register for the SOAR training can be downloaded by clicking here.


Counselors (LPCs)

Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors 
CE Required: 24 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit (effective 2/28/2019)
License Expiration: Last day of birthmonth, every 2 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC, APA, ASWB 
Notes: 4 hours in ethics, 2 of which must be directly related to Texas LPC ethics, required each renewal. Completion of the Jurisprudence exam will count as 1 hour of Texas LPC ethics and is required each renewal. A licensee holding the supervisor status must complete 6 hours of continuing education in supervision each renewal.
Date of Info: 3/3/2020

Texas LPCs can earn all 24 hours per renewal (limited only by jurisprudence exam) through online courses offered on the counseling page of this website. Click here to view board-approved online CE courses.

 

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs)

Texas Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Advisory Board
CE Required: 20 hours every 2 years (30 if dual licensed) 
Online CE Allowed: No limit if ASHA-approved 
License Expiration: Date of issue, every 2 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: ASHA
Notes: 2 hrs ethics required each renewal
Date of Info: 9/25/2019

Texas 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

Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners 
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit (independent study)
License Expiration: Last day of birthmonth, every 2 years 
Accreditation Accepted: Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).
Notes: 6 hours in professional ethics & social work values required each renewal 
Date of Info: 9/24/2019

Texas social workers can earn all 30 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the social work page of this website. Click here to view board-approved online CE courses.

 

Occupational Therapists (OTs)

Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners 
CE Required: 24 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit if AOTA-approved
License Expiration: Last day of birthmonth, every 2 years 
Accreditation Accepted: AOTA (PDR is an AOTA-approved provider #3159)
Notes: Reduction in hours required (from 30 to 24) effective 9/1/2019 
Date of Info: 9/13/2019

Texas OTs can earn all 24 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the Occupational Therapy page of this website. Click here to view AOTA-approved online CE courses.


Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs)

Texas State Board of Examiners of MFTs 
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit (effective 5/26/2019)
License Expiration: Birthmonth, every 2 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: Professional Development Resources is approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (Provider #114)
Notes: 6 hours ethics required each renewal (jurisprudence exam can count for 1 hr); 3 hr supervision course for supervisors
Date of Info: 9/25/2019

Texas MFTs can earn all 30 hours per renewal through online courses offered on the marriage & family therapy page of this website. Click here to view board-approved online CE courses.

 

Dietitians & Nutritionists (RDNs)

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) 
CE Required: 12 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: 6 hours (must have posttest)
License Expiration: Birthmonth, every 2 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: CDR
Notes: 1 hr jurisprudence exam required each renewal
Date of Info: 08/24/2017

Texas dietitians/nutritionists can earn up to 6 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

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists 
CE Required: 20 hours per year 
Online CE Allowed: No limit 
License Expiration: Last day of birth month, annually 
National Accreditation Accepted: APA
Notes: 3 hours in ethics & 3 hours in cultural diversity (areas of cultural diversity include, but are not limited to, age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, national origin, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and social economic status) are required each renewal
Date of Info: 5/2/2019

Texas school psychologists (LSSPs) can earn all 20 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the school psychology page of this website. Click here to view APA-approved online CE courses