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Approval for Psychologists in California

Overview: California Board of Psychology

  • Provider: APA provider
  • Cycle: Renewal every 2 years
  • Total Requirement: 36 credit hours required; 27 may be earned with

General Information

Provider Info

  • APA provider’s distant learning courses meet qualifications for continuing education credit for psychologists as required by the California Board of Psychology.

36 credit hours at your licensure renewal date.
9 credit hours must be live

Our courses, as an approved CE provider, are considered organized and directed learning experiences and are available for your 27 credit hours.

Only 18 credit hours of distant learning continuing education is allowed for the first time license renewal.

Under the current regulations, there is no hour requirement or certificate required for Laws & Ethics. Licensees must check a box self-certifying that they have kept abreast of changes to laws (statutes and regulations) and ethics. There is no specified method regarding how the information must be obtained. Licensees can take a continuing education course, review Web sites, participate in grand rounds, etc.

Effective 1/1/20: There will be a one time requirement of 6 hours in suicide /risk assessment., a service of CE Learning Systems, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. No provider number is listed because the APA does not issue a provider number.

Contact Info

California Board of Psychology Board’s CE Regulations
Phone: 916-286-7980 (916) 574-7720

Applicability and Disclaimer

This CE approval information applies to these professionals in California:

  • Psychologists

Please Note:

Carefully read your state licensure renewal requirements as some jurisdictions have specific topic requirements or limits on the number of accepted Online/Home Study credits.

State laws often change, so please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.