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Washington DC continuing education (CE) requirements:

Psychologists

Washington DC Board of Psychology  
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: 15 hours (15 hours must be live)
License Expiration: 12/31, odd years 
National Accreditation Accepted: APA
Notes: 3 hours in ethics and 2 hours in LGBTQ required each renewal
Date of Info: 6/8/2020 

Washington DC psychologists can earn up to 15 hours per renewal through online courses offered on the psychology page of this website. Click here to view online CE courses for psychologists. 

 
 

Counselors

Washington DC Board of Professional Counseling 
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit 
License Expiration: 12/31, even years 
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC 
Notes: 6 hrs ethics & 4 hrs trauma counseling required each renewal
Date of Info: 10/16/2017

Washington DC counselors can earn all 40 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)

The DC Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology 
CE Required: 20 hours, every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit
License Expiration: 12/31, even years
National Accreditation Accepted: ASHA - Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology.
Notes: 1 hour in ethics required each renewal
Date of Info
: 10/16/2017

DC 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

Washington DC Board of Social Work 
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: 12 hours 
License Expiration: 7/31, odd years 
National Accreditation Accepted: ASWB
Notes:For renewals before 7/31/2017 6 hrs ethics req'd each renewal (not allowed from HS), 3 hours of HIV AIDS training (allowed from HS) - OR - For renewals expiring on 7/31/2019 or thereafter: Min 6 hours in ethics (Not allowed home study) and min 2 hrs LGBTQ CE (allowed from home study)
Date of Info: 10/17/2017

Washington DC social workers can earn up to 12 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)

Washington DC Board of OT 
CE Required: OT-24/OTA-12 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit
License Expiration: 9/30, odd years
National Accreditation Accepted: AOTA
Notes: 2 hours of LGBTQ CE required each renewal
Date of Info: 1/19/2018

Washington DC 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 CEU courses.

 

 

Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs)

Washington DC Board of MFT  
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: 15 hours (15 must be live) 
License Expiration: 12/31, even years 
National Accreditation Accepted: APA, NBCC
Notes: 6 hrs ethics required each renewal - AND - Applicants renewing before 12/31/2018 may complete CE in current and emerging issues in MFT, including not-traditional families, domestic violence, HIV, Aging, End of life issues, Addiction and Psychopharmacolgy or trauma  -OR- Applicants renwing after 12/31/2018 shallhave min 2 hours LGBTQ and may complete CE in emerging issues in MFT as listed previously. 
Date of Info: 10/17/2017

Washington DC MFTs can earn up to 15 hours per renewal 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)

Washington DC Board of Dietetics & Nutrition
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years 
Online CE Allowed: No limit 
License Expiration: 11/1, odd years 
National Accreditation Accepted: CDR  
Date of Info: 10/17/2017

Washington DC dietitians/nutritionists can earn all 30 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.