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State Requirements for Psychologists

State Requirements for Psychologists

State Requirements for Psychologists
ALABAMA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  20 hours / every year
Homestudy Accepted  Yes, no limit
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:20/1
Automatically accept APA approval?Yes
Board Weblink: http://psychology.alabama.gov/conted.aspx
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:9/30
Notes: 
ALASKA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  20 hours / every year
Homestudy Accepted  –
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  Does not specify
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Board Weblink:  https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofPsychologists.aspx
Specific Content?  Yes – 3 Ce in Ethics
Submission Deadline:  6/30
Notes:  –
ARIZONA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year   40 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  –
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  –
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Board Weblink:  https://psychboard.az.gov/
Specific Content?  4 hours of ethics, 4 hours of domestic violence
Submission Deadline:4/30 even numbered years
Notes:  
ARKANSAS
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  20 hours / every year
Homestudy Accepted  Yes, CE shall not be exclusively by home study and/or on-line means.
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Board Weblink:  http://www.psychologyboard.arkansas.gov/
Specific Content?  –
Submission Deadline:  6/30
Notes:  –
CALIFORNIA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  36 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  yes, a minimum of 25%
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Board Weblink:  http://www.psychology.ca.gov/licensees/ce.shtml
Specific Content?  Under the current regulations, there is no hour requirement or certificate required for Laws & Ethics
Submission Deadline:  
Notes:  California will accept courses from APA approved sponsors, which no longer need separate approval from CA Accrediting Agency. Ce-classes.com is an APA approved sponsor. Four Hour of Ethics are required for each renewal.
COLORADO
CE Required  No
Credits/year  –
Homestudy Accepted  –
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  –
Automatically accept APA approval?  –
Board Weblink:  https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Psychologist
Specific Content?  –
Submission Deadline:  –
Notes:  State is not considering mandating CE.
CONNECTICUT
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  10 hours / every year
Homestudy Accepted   yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  a max of 5 hours
Automatically accept APA approval?  yes
Board Weblink:  http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3121&q=546850
Specific Content?  –
Submission Deadline:  –
Notes:  –
DELAWARE
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Board Weblink: http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/psychology/
Specific Content: 3 hours of ethics
Submission Deadline: 7/31 odd numbered years
Notes:
 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  30/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  12-15/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:   http://doh.dc.gov/service/psychology-licensing
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  12/31-Odd
Notes:  Homestudy offered by APA and/or APA approved sponsors are automatically accepted; other homestudy course subject matter is reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis. MCE requirements became effective with the 12/2001 renewals.
FLORIDA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://floridaspsychology.gov/
Specific Content?  2 hours of medical errors, 3 hours of ethics and Florida psychology law/statutes, 2 hours of domestic violence (every 3rd biennium)
Submission Deadline:  5/31
Notes:  Homestudy accepted if offered by APA and/or APA-approved sponsors only.Professional mtg. attendance accepted for FL Board mtgs. only.
GEORGIA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  10/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/44
Specific Content?  Yes – 3 HRS ETHICS, 3 HRS PSYCHOPHARM, 3 HRS DIVERSITY
Submission Deadline:  12/31-Even
Notes:  3 hours in diversity required for 1st renewal only.
HAWAII
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  18 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  –
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  –
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/psychology/
Specific Content?  –
Submission Deadline:  6/30 even numbered years
Notes:  
IDAHO
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  20 hours / every year
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  max 10 hours
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  https://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardAdditional.aspx?Bureau=PSY&BureauLinkID=130
Specific Content?  4 hours of ethics
Submission Deadline:  
Notes:  
ILLINOIS
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year   24 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted   Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:   18 hours
Automatically accept APA approval?  – Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  https://www.psychologist-license.com/states/illinois-psychologist-license.html
Specific Content?  3 hours related to the ethical practive of Clinical Psychology
Submission Deadline:  – 9/30 Even numbered years
Notes:  
INDIANA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40 hours /every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  20 hours
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE? 
Board Weblink:  http://www.in.gov/pla/2606.htm
Specific Content?  6 hours of ethics
Submission Deadline:  8/31
Notes:  
IOWA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40 hours / every 2 hours
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://idph.iowa.gov/licensure/iowa-board-of-psychology/continuing-education
Specific Content?  6 hours of laws and regulations, 6 hours of ethics
Submission Deadline:  6/30 even numbered years
Notes:  –
KANSAS
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  50 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  https://ksbsrb.ks.gov/professions/psychologists2
Specific Content?  3 hours of ethics, 6 hours of diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
Submission Deadline:  6/30 even numbered years
Notes:  –
KENTUCKY
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  39 hours / every 3 years
Homestudy Accepted
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  No
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://psy.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Specific Content?  3 hours of ethical practice or risk management (every 3 years), 6 hours in suicide assessment, treatment and management within the first year of licensure and every six years
Submission Deadline:  
Notes:  –
LOUISIANA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  30/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  30/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  http://www.lsbep.org/
Specific Content?  Yes – 2 HRS ETHICS OR FORENSICS
Submission Deadline:  6/30
Notes:  Homestudy accepted if offered by APA and/or APA-approved sponsors only.-
MAINE
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  20/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/psychologists/
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  1/1-Renewal
Notes:  –
MARYLAND
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  16/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  https://health.maryland.gov/pages/index.aspx
Specific Content?  Yes – 3 HRS ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  1/31
Notes:  Homestudy accepted if offered by APA and/or APA-approved sponsors only.
MASSACHUSETTS
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  20 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/py/
Specific Content?  
Submission Deadline:  6/30-Even numbered years
Notes:  –
MICHIGAN
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  30 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_27552—,00.html
Specific Content?  2 hours of pain and symptom management, 3 hours of ethics
Submission Deadline:  
Notes:  
MINNESOTA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  no limit
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://mn.gov/boards/psychology/
Specific Content?  –
Submission Deadline:  date of issue – last day of month
Notes:  –
MISSISSIPPI
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  20 hours /every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://www.psychologyboard.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Specific Content?  2 hours of Ethics
Submission Deadline:  6/30 odd numbered years
Notes:  –
MISSOURI
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://pr.mo.gov/psychologists-rules-statutes.asp
Specific Content?  
Submission Deadline:  
Notes:  –
MONTANA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/psy_board/board_page.asp
Specific Content?  
Submission Deadline:  12/31 (if license ends in an even # renewal on even years, if license ends in an odd # renewal odd years)
Notes:  
NEBRASKA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  24 hours /every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Psychology.aspx
Specific Content?  
Submission Deadline:  1/1-Odd numbered years
Notes:  Only courses approved by the following organizations are considered acceptable for continuing education: APA, American Medical Assn., or American Nursing Assn.
NEVADA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  30 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  15 hours
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://psyexam.nv.gov/
Specific Content?  6 hours of ethics, 2 hours of evidence based suicide prevention and awareness
Submission Deadline:  12/31
Notes: 
NEW HAMPSHIRE
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://www.nh.gov/
Specific Content?  6 HRS ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  
Notes:  –
NEW JERSEY
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  -40 every two years
Homestudy Accepted  -Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -No Limit
Automatically accept APA approval?  -YES
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Check Board
Board Weblink:  http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/psy/
Specific Content?  -4 Hours of Domestic Violence
Submission Deadline:  6/30 renews every 2 years on odd numbered years
Notes:  4 hours of Domestic Violence Required with each renewal
NEW MEXICO
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  25 hours
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/psychologist_examiners.aspx
Specific Content?  4 hours of cultural diversity, 5 hours of ethics
Submission Deadline:  
Notes:  –
NEW YORK
CE Required  No
Credits/year  –
Homestudy Accepted  –
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  –
Automatically accept APA approval?  –
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/psych/
Specific Content?  –
Submission Deadline:  –
Notes:  State is not considering mandating CE at this time. The NY State Psychological Association may seek to introduce a bill in the future (date unknown).
NORTH CAROLINA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  18 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://www.ncpsychologyboard.org/
Specific Content?  3 hours of ethics
Submission Deadline:  9/30 even numbered years
Notes:  
NORTH DAKOTA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40 hours /every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  20 hours
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://www.ndsbpe.org/index.html
Specific Content?  3 hours of ethics
Submission Deadline:  10/31
Notes:  
OHIO
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  23 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  http://psychology.ohio.gov/License-Certificate-Holders/Psychologist
Specific Content?  4 hours of ethics
Submission Deadline:  8/31 even numbered years
Notes:  
OKLAHOMA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  20 hours / every year
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  http://www.ok.gov/psychology/
Specific Content?  3 hours of Ethics
Submission Deadline:  12/31
Notes:  
OREGON
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted : Yes 
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  20
Automatically accept APA approval?  NO- 

Ce-Classes programs are designed to meet OBPE’s requirements based on subject matter, qualified instructor and record of attendance (certificate).

Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  No
Board Weblink:  http://www.oregon.gov/obpe/Pages/renewals_ce/Renewals_CE.aspx
Specific Content?  4 hours of ethics, 4 hours of Cultural Competency, 7 hours of pain management (one time only)
Submission Deadline:  Last day of birth month (Even-numbered licensees renew in odd years, and odd-numbered licensees renew in even years.)
Notes:  We Are approved to provide CE’s in Oregon for Psychologists.  Please see the Statement Above
PENNSYLVANIA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  30 hours /every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  15 hours
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  No
Board Weblink:  http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Psychology/Pages/default.aspx
Specific Content?  3 hours of ethics
Submission Deadline:  11/30-Odd numbered years
Notes:  
RHODE ISLAND
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  24 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  http://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=241
Specific Content?  
Submission Deadline:  6/30-Even numbered years
Notes:  
SOUTH CAROLINA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  24 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  https://llr.sc.gov/psych/
Specific Content?  
Submission Deadline:  11/30
Notes:  
SOUTH DAKOTA
CE Required  No
Credits/year  –
Homestudy Accepted  –
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  –
Automatically accept APA approval?  –
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/psych/psych.aspx
Specific Content?  –
Submission Deadline:  –
Notes:  State is not considering mandating CE.
TENNESSEE
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  20 hours
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/psychology-board.html
Specific Content?  3 hours of cultural diversity, 3 hours of ethics
Submission Deadline:  12/31
Notes:  
TEXAS
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  20 hours / every year
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  No
Board Weblink:  http://www.tsbep.texas.gov/
Specific Content?  3 hours of ethics, 3 hours of cultural diversity
Submission Deadline:  
Notes:  
UTAH
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  48 hours /every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  18 hours
Automatically accept APA approval?  
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/psychology.html
Specific Content?  6 hours of ethics/law
Submission Deadline:  9/30 even numbered years
Notes:  
VERMONT
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  60 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  24 hours
Automatically accept APA approval?  
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/psychological-examiners.aspx
Specific Content?  6 hours of ethics
Submission Deadline:  1/31
Notes:  
VIRGINIA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  14 hours / every year
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/psychology/
Specific Content?  1.5 hours of ethics
Submission Deadline:  6/30
Notes:  
WASHINGTON
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  60 hours /every 3 years
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  no limit
Automatically accept APA approval?  
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  No
Board Weblink:  http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/Psychologist
Specific Content?  4 hours of ethics, 6 hours of suicide assessment (every 6 years)
Submission Deadline:  
Notes:  
WEST VIRGINIA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  20 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  https://psychbd.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Specific Content?  3 hours of ethics
Submission Deadline:  
Notes:  
WISCONSIN
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  No
Board Weblink:  https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/Psychologist/Default.aspx
Specific Content?  6 hours of ethics
Submission Deadline:   9/30-Odd numbered years
Notes:  
WYOMING
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  45 hours / every 2 years
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  
Automatically accept APA approval?  
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  http://mentalhealth.wyo.gov/
Specific Content?  
Submission Deadline:  date of birth (biennially)
Notes:  

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