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Tennessee continuing education (CE) requirements:

Psychologists

Tennessee Board of Examiners of Psychology 
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: 20 hours if APA approved (type 1) must have posttest
License Expiration: DOB, every 2 years (CE due 12/31 prior to license renewal year)
National Accreditation Accepted: APA 
Notes: 3 hrs in TN code, rules & ethics required each renewal, 3 hours of cultural diversity also required at each renewal
Date of Info
: 11/17/2017

Tennessee psychologists can earn 20 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

Tennessee Board for Professional Counselors & MFTs 
CE Required: 20 hours
Online CE Allowed: 10 hours (multi-media) must have posttest Note: For persons holding 2 certificates and/or licenses for Professional Counselors and Marital and Family Therapists or Pastoral Therapist may receive a maximum of 15 clock hours for multi media courses may be taken during the two year period. For those people with all three licenses or certificates, a maximum of 20 clock hours for multimedia course for the 2 calendar year period.
License Expiration: Birthmonth, every 2 years (CE due 12/31, prior to license renewal year)
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC, APA
Notes: 3 hrs ethics required each renewal
Date of Info
: 11/17/2017

Tennessee counselors can earn up to 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)

Tennessee Board of Communication Disorders & Sciences 
CE Required: 10 hours per year 
Online CE Allowed: 10 hours (multi-media) must have posttest
License Expiration: CE due 12/31, annually ; CE reported biennially
National Accreditation Accepted: Licensee responsible for determining appropriateness of courses
Notes: 5 hrs must directly relate to area of practice
Date of Info: 11/17/2017

Tennessee SLPs can earn up to 10 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

Tennessee Board of Social Workers 
CE Required: BA in social work = 9 hours; MA in social work = 12 hours; Advanced practice or Licensed clinical = 15 hours
Home Study Allowed: 2/3 of total hours required for specific license (multi-media)
License Expiration: CE due 12/31, annually 
National Accreditation Accepted: Licensee responsible for determining appropriateness
Notes: BA licensees need 4 CE hours related to social work and 3 hours CE related to ethics; MA licensses need 7 CE hours related to social work and 3 CE hours CE related to ethics; Advanced Practise and Licensed Clicnical social workers need 10 hours CE hours related to social work and 3 CE hours related to ethics.
Date of Info: 11/17/2017

Tennessee social workers can earn up to 10 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)

Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy 
CE Required: 24 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: 1 hour of online study = 2 credits. 12 credits maimum is allowed towards license renewal
License Expiration: DOB, every 2 years (CE due 12/31 prior to license renewal year)
National Accreditation Accepted: AOTA
Notes: 1 hr AOTA ethics & 1 hr TN rules required each renewal, 12 hrs must directly relate to deliver of OT services
Date of Info: 11/17/2017

Tennessee OTs can earn up to 12  credits (24 online 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)

Tennessee Board for Professional Counselors & MFTs 
CE Required: 20
Online CE Allowed: 10 hours (multi-media) must have posttest A maximum of 5 clock hours each calendar year. Those persons holding 2 certifciates or licenses may recieve a maximum of 7 1/2 hours for multi media courses and those having 3 certificates or licneses ( counseling, marriage and family therapy, pastoral therapy) may receive a maximum of 10 clock hours for multi media courses each calendar year. 
License Expiration: Birthmonth, every 2 years (CE due 12/31, prior to license renewal year)
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC, APA
Notes: 3 hrs ethics required each renewal
Date of Info
: 11/17/2017

Tennessee MFTs can earn up to 10 hours per year 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)

Tennessee Board of Dietitian/Nutritionist Examiners 
CE Required: No
Online CE Allowed: N/A
License Expiration: DOB, every 2 years 
National Accreditation Accepted: N/A 
Notes: Continuing education for license renewal is not mandatory in Tennessee. However, continuing competency is the standard in Tennessee. In order to maintain competency, each dietitian/nutritionist is encouraged to attend and participate in professional continuing education programs.
Date of Info: 11/17/2017