Licensed North Carolina psychologists have a license renewal every two years with a deadline of September 30th, even years. 18 board-approved continuing education hours are required to renew a license. All 18 hours of continuing education is allowed for home study, if APA approved. The board recognizes The American Psychological Association as a provider of North Carolina psychologists continuing education.
Of the 18 hours of continuing education required for renewal, 9 hours must be considered Category A courses, including 3 hours of ethical and legal issues.
The top goal of continuing education is to ensure the highest standards for the psychologist profession. All licensees are required to participate in continuing educational activities that will add to the existing competence and knowledge gained through prior educational experiences.
Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains all responsibility for programs and content. North Carolina psychologists can earn all 18 hours of continuing education hours through online coursework at http://www.pdresources.org.
Continuing Education Requirements
North Carolina psychologist licensees are required as a condition of renewal to complete a minimum of 18 hours of continuing educational activities per licensure period, every two years. Nine (9) hours of continuing education must be considered Category A courses, and include 3 hours of ethical and legal issues.
The North Carolina Psychology Board: http://www.ncpsychologyboard.org/