State Requirements for Psychologists


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Information from: http://www.apa.org/ce/mcesurvey03.html

ALABAMA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  20/1
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  20/1
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Board Weblink:   http://psychology.state.al.us/cont_ed.htm
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  10/29
Notes:  Homestudy accepted if offered by APA and/or APA-approved sponsors only. All homestudy, courses, and professional meetings must meet Category I requirements.
ALASKA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  20/1
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  Does not specify
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Board Weblink:  http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/ppsy5.htm
Specific Content?  Yes – 3 Ce in Ethics
Submission Deadline:  7/31
Notes:  -
ALBERTA
CE Required  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  -
ARIZONA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year   60/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  20/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 4 HRS ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  4/30-Audit
Notes:  40 hrs earned must be Category I; the other 20 hrs can be from Category I or II; 4 hrs of Ethics
ARKANSAS
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  40/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  1/15-Renewal
Notes:  -
BRITISH COLUMBIA
CE Required  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  Province is considering legislation to require the Board to implement CEP. Projected date: Unknown.
CALIFORNIA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  36/2
Homestudy Accepted  You can accrue up to 27 hours or 75% of continuing education through independent learning for each renewal cycle.
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  8/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 4 HRS LAWS & ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  Renewal
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. http://www.psychboard.ca.gov/
COLORADO
CE Required  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  State is not considering mandating CE.
CONNECTICUT
CE Required  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  -
DELAWARE
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  40/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  No
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  7/31-Odd
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:  
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  40/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  40/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 1 HR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, 3 HRS ETHICS, 2 HRS PREVENTION OF MEDICAL ERROR
Submission Deadline:  5/31-Even Years (2010, 2012)
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:  
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  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  State is not considering mandating CE.
IDAHO
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  20/1
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  6/1
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  6/30
Notes:  6 hrs of professional mtg. attendance accepted for MCE.
ILLINOIS
CE Required  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  State is not considering mandating CE.
INDIANA
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?  No
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  8/30-Even
Notes:  Homestudy accepted if offered by APA and/or APA-approved sponsors only.
IOWA
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:  
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  12/31-Odd
Notes:  -
KANSAS
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  50/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  40/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  No
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – Yes
Submission Deadline:  Yes
Notes:  -
KENTUCKY
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  30/3
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  6/3
Automatically accept APA approval?  No
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  Renewal
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:  
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:  
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  1/1-Renewal
Notes:  -
MANITOBA
CE Required  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
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:  
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  20/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  20/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  6/30-Even
Notes:  -
MICHIGAN
CE Required  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  State has enabling legislation but no regulations are in process
MINNESOTA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  40/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  No
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  Renewal
Notes:  -
MISSISSIPPI
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  20/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  20/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 2 HRS ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  6/30
Notes:  -
MISSOURI
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  14/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  11/30-Renewal
Notes:  -
MONTANA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  No
Automatically accept APA approval?  40/2
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  Renewal
Notes:  Professional meeting attendance may be accepted dependent upon subject matter.
NEBRASKA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  24/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  24/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  1/1-Odd
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  30/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  15/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  No
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 6 HRS ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  12/31-Even
Notes:  Course for the Ethics Requirement must be approved by board
NEW BRUNSWICK
CE Required  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  Province is considering legislation to enable the Board to require CEP. Projected date unknown.
NEW FOUNDLAND
CE Required  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  -
NEW HAMPSHIRE
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:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 6 HRS ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  6/30
Notes:  -
NEW JERSEY
CE Required  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  -
NEW MEXICO
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  60/3
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  40/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 6 HRS CULTURAL DIVERSITY
Submission Deadline:  6/30
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:  
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  18/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  18/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 3 HRS LEGAL ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  MCE was Implemented: 8/1/02
NORTH DAKOTA
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:  
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  12/15
Notes:  Homestudy must be APA Approved courses
NOVA SCOTIA
CE Required  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  
OHIO
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  23/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  23/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 3 HRS ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  9/30-Even
Notes:  Homestudy must be APA and/or OPA approved — No specific limit on homestudy- reviewed on case-by-case basis; professional mtg. attendance accepted if certificate is issued.
OKLAHOMA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  20/1
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  20/1
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 3 HRS ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  9/30-Renewal
Notes:  Homestudy accepted if offered by APA and/or APA-approved sponsors only.
ONTARIO
CE Required  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  Province already has enabling legislation, and is now considering or developing regulations to be implemented by the Board. Note that the College of Psychologists of Ontario has the authority to require members to participate in MCE on professional issues
OREGON
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  50/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  25/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  No
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  No
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 4 HRS ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  12/31 even or odd year , depending on licence
Notes:  
PENNSYLVANIA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  30/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  15/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  No
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 3 HRS ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  11/30-Odd
Notes:  
PRINCE EDWARDS ISLAND
CE Required  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  
PUERTO RICO
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  45/3
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  6/3
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  No
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – HIV AND MENTAL HEALTH FOR ADOLESCENTS
Submission Deadline:  Every 3 years, depending on when licenses expires
Notes:  
QUEBEC
CE Required  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  Province is considering legislation to enable the board to require CEP. Projected date unknown
RHODE ISLAND
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:  
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  6/30-Even
Notes:  Homestudy courses fall into Category 2 and the maximum of 10 credit hrs can be completed per year.
SASKATCHEWAN
CE Required  No
Credits/year  -
Homestudy Accepted  -
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  -
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  
SOUTH CAROLINA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  12/1
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  12/1
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  11/30-Renewal
Notes:  Effective 2004 24/2
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:  
Specific Content?  -
Submission Deadline:  -
Notes:  State is not considering mandating CE.
TENNESSEE
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  40/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  22/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  12/31
Notes:  
TEXAS
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  12/1
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  12/1
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  No
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes — Effective 2004 – 3 HRS ETHICS, RULES OF CONDUCT, or PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
Submission Deadline:  End of Birth Mo.
Notes:  Homestudy accepted if signed certificate is issued.
UTAH
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  48/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  48/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  10/1-Even
Notes:  Homestudy is unlimited if it meets the board’s qualifications for CE.
VERMONT
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  60/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  30/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 6 HRS ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  2/1-Renewal
Notes:  
VIRGINIA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  14/1
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  7/1
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 1.5 HRS ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  Random Audit
Notes:  
WASHINGTON
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  60/3
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  60/3
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  No
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 4 HRS ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  Renewal on birthday
Notes:  
WEST VIRGINIA
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  20/2
Homestudy Accepted  No
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  -
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  Yes
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 3 HRS ETHICS
Submission Deadline:  Conitnuous
Notes:  
WISCONSIN
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?  No
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  Yes – 6 HRS ETHICS ALSO, NEW REQUIREMENT BEGINNING OCTOBER 2003. 2 CREDITS IN ONE OF 3 AREAS:SUPERVISION, AODA ISSUES, OR MULTICULTURAL COMPETENCE.
Submission Deadline:   9/30-Odd
Notes:  
WYOMING
CE Required  Yes
Credits/year  30/2
Homestudy Accepted  Yes
Credits of Homestudy Accepted/Year:  10/2
Automatically accept APA approval?  Yes
Accept Professional Meetings as CE?  
Board Weblink:  
Specific Content?  None
Submission Deadline:  Continuous
Notes:  

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