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Utah continuing education (CE) requirements:

Psychologists

Utah DOPL - Psychology 
CE Required: 48 hours every two years, of which:
6 hours Ethics/Law is required each renewal
Online CE Allowed: 18 hours (must have posttest & be APA approved)
License Expiration: 9/30, even years 
National Accreditation Accepted: APA
Notes:
Date of Info: 8/27/2018

Utah psychologists can earn up 18 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

Utah DOPL - Professional Counseling 
CE Required: 40 hours every two years, of which:
6 hours Ethics/Law is required each renewal (3 of which must be specific to MFT)
2 hours Suicide Prevention is required each renewal
Online CE Allowed: 10 hours
License Expiration: 9/30, even years 
National Accreditation Accepted: Not specified
Notes:  The Utah DOPL website states, "Continuing education under this section shall: (a) be relevant to the licensee's professional practice; (b) be prepared and presented by individuals who are qualified by education, training and experience to provide continuing education regarding clinical mental health counseling; and (c) document and verify attendance and completion."
Date of Info: 8/27/2018


Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs)

Utah DOPL - Speech Language Pathology & Audiology
CE Required: 20 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: Not specified in board rules 
License Expiration: 5/31, odd years 
National Accreditation Accepted: Not specified
Notes: The Utah DOPL website states, "Continuing professional education under this section shall: (a) have an identifiable clear statement of purpose and defined objective for the educational program directly related to the practice of speech-language pathology, audiology or both; (b) be relevant to the licensee's professional practice; (c) be presented in a competent, well organized, and sequential manner consistent with the stated purpose and objective of the program; (d) be prepared and presented by individuals who are qualified by education, training, and experience; and (e) have associated with it a competent method of registration of individuals who actually completed the professional education program and records of that registration and completion are available for review."
Date of Info: 8/27/2018

 

Social Workers

Utah DOPL - Social Work  
CE Required: , every 2 years
CE Required: LCSW: 40 hours, and SSW: 20 hours, every two years, of which:
3 hours Ethics/Law is required each renewal 
2 hours Suicide Prevention is required each renewal 
Online CE Allowed: 15 hours 
License Expiration: 9/30, even years 
National Accreditation Accepted: Not specified
Notes: The Utah DOPL website states that: "c) Course Provider or Sponsor. The course shall be approved by, conducted by, or under the sponsorship of one of the following: (i) a recognized accredited college or university; (ii) a community mental health agency or a public agency that provides mental health services; (iii) a professional association or society involved in the practice of social work; or (iv) the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Date of Info: 8/27/2018



Occupational Therapists (OTs)

Utah DOPL - Occupational Therapy
CE Required: 24 hours every two years, of which:
2 hours legal and ethical principles of practice is required each renewal 
Online CE Allowed: Not specified
License Expiration: 5/31, odd years 
National Accreditation Accepted: Not specified
Note: The Utah DOPL website states. "(4) The standards for qualified continuing professional education include: 2 (a) an identifiable clear statement of purposed and defined objective for the educational program directly related to the practice of occupational therapy; (b) relevance to the licensee's professional practice; (c) presentation in a competent, well organized, and sequential manner consistent with the stated purpose and objective of the continuing education; (d) preparation and presentation by individuals who are qualified by education, training, and experience; (e) completion of a minimum of two hours related to legal and ethical principles of practice; and (f) verification from the continuing education provider to licensee of the completed continuing education."
Date of Info: 8/27/2018


Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs)

Utah DOPL - Professional Counseling 
CE Required: 40 hours every two years, of which:
6 hours Ethics is required each renewal (3 of which must be specific to MFT)
2 hours Suicide Prevention is required each renewal
Online CE Allowed: 15 hours
License Expiration: 9/30, even years 
National Accreditation Accepted: Not specified
Notes: According to the Utah DOPL website, "unlimited hours shall be recognized for continuing education completed in blocks of time of not less than one hour in formally established classroom courses, seminars, or conferences which meet the criteria listed in Subsection (4) above, and which are approved by, conducted by, or under the sponsorship of universities, colleges or professional associations, societies and organizations representing a licensed profession whose program objectives relate to the practice of mental health therapy" 
Date of Info: 8/27/2018

 

Dietitians & Nutritionists (RDNs)

Utah DOPL - Certified Dietitian 
CE Required: No 
Online CE Allowed: N/A
License Expiration: 9/30, even years 
National Accreditation Accepted: N/A
Notes: Certified, not licensed; CDR must be in effect and in good standing.
Date of Info: 8/27/2018