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20% Off CE in Celebration of our 20th Anniversary!

We’ve reached a major milestone: 20 years of continuous operation as an accredited provider of continuing education! We couldn’t have done it without you.

In celebration of our anniversary, and to thank you for your support, we are offering a 20% discount on all of our CE courses through June 30, 2012.

Use coupon code 20YEARS to apply during checkout @ www.pdresources.org. Coupon valid on FUTURE orders only (cannot be applied retroactively). Expires 6/30/2012.

20% off CE Sale

A History of PDR

Professional Development Resources was incorporated on August 12, 1992 in the State of Florida as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Its mission was – and continues to be – to seek out the most recent scientific and clinical publications in selected professional areas of psychology, mental health, social work, nutrition, speech language pathology, and occupational therapy and to present continuing education topics of current clinical relevance to the named professions for the purpose of improving patient care.

The company’s founder, Leo Christie, PhD, is a Florida-licensed marriage and family therapist who was in private practice in Jacksonville, Florida from 1982 to 1992. With the intention of establishing an outlet for his interest in writing and teaching, Christie founded the new company and set out to explore the possibility of planning and delivering live educational seminars. The vice president and director of continuing education was – and still is – his wife, Dr. Catherine Christie, who is a registered dietitian.

Christie recalls the early years: “The first steps were to become credentialed by the professional boards, select and develop a topic, identify target audiences, implement a marketing plan, and arrange funding for a series of delivery sites in the State of Florida – a daunting process, to say the least. We set out to secure accreditations from some of the Florida licensing boards so that we could award official CE credit to those who attended our conferences. That process took over 8 months. I remember having some difficulty with the Florida Board of Psychology, and it required a personal appeal and some restructuring before we were eventually recognized as a CE provider. We also sought and received approval to offer CE to nurses, under the auspices of the New York Nurses Association, which was a widely accepted accrediting board at the time. In the early years, nurses represented more than 50% of our seminar attendees.

“During the summer and fall of 1993, we completed 12 six-hour seminars in 7 Florida cities. The summer seminars were titled ‘Fears, Phobia, and Panic’ and dealt with the full spectrum of anxiety disorders. In fall, we introduced a new topic ‘Compulsive Behaviors,’ which featured a study of obsessive compulsive disorder. As a startup year, 1993 generated enough revenue to make further planning and development possible for the new company.

From there, the company went on to secure provider accreditation credentials from a number of national and state boards, including the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) [now the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics]. The speaker circuit grew to the point at which there were four speakers on the road at one time presenting various topics in 46 of the 50 states.

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2012 in General

 

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Renewal Information for Florida Psychologists

Florida Psychologist earning CE credits online

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Florida psychologists have a biennial license renewal deadline of May 31st (of even-numbered years). Every licensee must complete 40 hours of approved continuing psychological education (CE) within the two year licensure period (biennium) including 2 hours on the prevention of medical errors, 3 hours on ethics and Florida laws, and 2 hours on domestic violence (every third renewal).

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content. Florida psychologists may earn all 40 required hours through coursework @ http://www.pdresources.org/Courses/Psychology/AllCourses/CourseID/1/

Continuing Psychological Education Credit

As a condition of biennial licensure renewal, each licensee must complete forty (40) hours of continuing psychological education.

  • Three (3) of the forty (40) hours must be on professional ethics and Florida Statutes and rules affecting the practice of psychology. Of those three hours, at least one hour shall be on professional ethics, and at least one hour shall be on Florida laws and rules relevant to the practice of psychology and shall include Chapters 456 and 490, F.S. and Rule Chapter 64B19, F.A.C.
  • Two (2) of the forty (40) hours must relate to prevention of medical errors. In addition to the study of root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety, the course content shall also be designed to discuss potential errors within a psychological setting, such as inadequate assessment of suicide risk, failure to comply with mandatory abuse reporting laws, and failure to detect medical conditions presenting as a psychological disorder. If the course is offered by a facility licensed pursuant to Chapter 395, F.S., for its employees, the Board will approve up to one (1) hour of the two (2) hour course to be specifically related to error reduction and prevention methods used in that facility.
  • Every six years, each licensee shall complete two (2) hours of continuing psychological education on domestic violence as defined in Section 741.28, F.S.; these two (2) hours shall be part of the forty (40) hours otherwise required for each biennial licensure renewal. The licensee shall maintain documentation to substantiate timely completion of these two (2) hours and make said documentation available upon request every third biennial licensure renewal period.
  • Passage of the laws and rules examination of the Board constitutes forty (40) hours of continuing education credit, including credit for professional ethics and Florida Statutes and rules affecting the practice of psychology. Passage of the laws and rules examination, however, does not satisfy the requirement for the two (2) credit hours of continuing education on domestic violence required every third biennial licensure renewal period, nor the requirement for two (2) hours relating to prevention of medical errors.

Continuing psychological education credit will be granted for:

  • Completion of graduate level courses approved for credit by sponsors approved by the American Psychological Association;
  • Completion of graduate level courses in psychology provided by a university or professional school which is regionally accredited, except that no more than ten (10) hours of continuing psychological education credit may be obtained for each semester hour;
  • Completion of a colloquium, a presentation, a workshop or a symposium offered for continuing education credit by a doctoral psychology program or an internship or residency which is part of a psychology program that is accredited by the American Psychological Association;
  • Full attendance at workshops/seminars offered by providers approved by the American Psychological Association or any of its affiliates, or providers approved by the Board. A list of Board approved providers is available from the Board office upon request;
  • Simple attendance at a state, regional or national psychology convention or conference. Only four (4) credits will be allowed each biennium regardless of how many state, regional or national conventions or conferences are attended during that biennium;
  • Attainment of diplomate status in a specialty area from the American Board of Professional Psychology, for which thirty-seven (37) continuing psychological education credits, not including the two-hour continuing education course on domestic violence required by Section 456.031(1), F.S., and the two-hour continuing education course on the prevention of medical errors required by Section 456.013(7), F.S., will be allowed only during the biennium during which the diplomate is first awarded;
  • Presenting or moderating for the first time only a continuing psychological education program sponsored by a provider approved by the Board, except that credit will be limited to the number of credits allowed by the program;
  • Each hour of attendance at a Board meeting or Board committee meeting. Only one credit will be granted for each hour of full attendance and only ten (10) credits will be allowed each biennium regardless of how many hours are attended during the biennium. Attendance at a Board or committee meeting shall also satisfy, hour by hour, the requirement of professional ethics and legal issues credit set out in subsection (3) of this rule.
  • Continuing education courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Department of Health, provided that such courses enhance the psychological skills and/or psychological knowledge of the licensee.
  • The provision of volunteer expert witness opinions for cases being reviewed pursuant to laws and standards relevant to the practice of psychology. Two hours of credit shall be awarded for each case reviewed up to a maximum of ten hours per biennium. In this regard, volunteer expert witnesses are expected to perform a review of the psychological, medical, legal, and/or ethical literature, as appropriate to the case being reviewed.

No continuing psychological education credit may be earned for:

  • Regular work activities as a psychologist;
  • Membership, office in, or participation on boards or committees of professional organizations;
  • Independent, unstructured or self-structured learning;
  • Personal psychotherapy or personal growth experience;
  • Authoring or editing books or articles;
  • Obtaining or providing supervision or consultation from or under a psychologist or other professional who is not a Board approved continuing psychological education provider;
  • Home study except from providers approved by the American Psychological Association or any of its affiliates.

The licensee shall maintain, and make available upon request, documentation to substantiate continuing psychological education credit required by the Board. The licensee shall retain such documentation for two (2) years following the renewal period during which the continuing psychological education credit was required.

Florida Board of Psychology: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/psychology/

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2012 in General

 

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Ethics & Law in Florida Psychology 2012 Edition

Ethics & Law in Florida PsychologyThe 2012 edition of the required course, Ethics and Law in Florida Psychology, is now available for Florida-licensed psychologists. The purpose of this course is to ensure that Florida-licensed psychologists are fully aware of the ethical and legal privileges and constraints under which they are licensed to practice in the State of Florida. It provides the opportunity for a comprehensive reading of the APA Code of Ethics and the three sets of statutes and rules governing the practice of psychology in Florida. Completing this course will fulfill the requirement that licensed psychologists in Florida complete each biennial renewal period three hours of continuing education on professional ethics and Florida Statutes and rules affecting the practice of psychology.

Customer Reviews:

“One of the best CEs I have taken. Excellent.” – P.S. (Psychologist)

Learning Objectives:

1. Distinguish between the concepts of law and ethics
2. Identify ethical courses of action when the law and ethics are in conflict
3. List circumstances under which multiple relationships may not be unethical
4. Identify exceptions to the requirement that psychologists maintain clients’ confidentiality
5. Describe ethical dilemmas for psychologists posed by the Patriot Act
6. Identify legal restrictions placed upon sexual intimacies between psychologists and clients

About the Author(s):

Leo Christie, PhD, is a Florida-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. Dr. Christie is president and CEO of Professional Development Resources, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to deliver continuing education credit courses to healthcare professionals throughout the United States. Dr. Christie has more than 20 years of experience in private practice with a specialty in child behavior disorders and as an instructor for over 500 live continuing education seminars for healthcare professionals.

Accreditation Statement:

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and the Office of School Psychology and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635).
 
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Posted by on January 13, 2012 in General

 

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Renewal Information for Oregon Psychologists

Oregon Psychologists may now earn all 50 continuing education hours for license renewal online!

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Psychologists in Oregon are required to renew their licenses every 2 years. The Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners has transitioned to a birth-month renewal process. Even-numbered licensees renew in odd years, and odd-numbered licensees renew in even years. Payments are due by the last day of the licensees birth month.

A licensee must earn at least 50 CE credits completed during the two-year period immediately preceding the renewal date (minimum 4 hours in ethics). New licensees (licensed less than one year) are not required to complete any CE until after their first renewal.

Pain Management CE

All licensees must report 7 hours of Pain Management education credits. This is a “one time only” requirement. One hour must be a course provided by the Oregon Pain Management Commission (OPMC); the 6 remaining hours can be of your choice of pain management topics.

Qualified Programs

Specific programs qualify as acceptable continuing education if they are formal programs of learning that contribute directly to the professional competence of the licensee.

Continuing Education programs shall qualify for credit if:

  • The subject matter deals primarily with substantive psychological issues, skills or laws, rules and ethical standards related to one’s role as a psychologist or psychologist associate.
  • The program is conducted by a qualified instructor or discussion leader. A qualified instructor or discussion leader is a person whose background, training, education, or experience makes it appropriate for the person to make a presentation or lead a discussion on the subject matter.
  • A record of attendance, such as a certificate of completion, is obtained.

Programs that do not qualify: computer skills, case staffing meeting, yoga, marketing, investments, managed care organization meetings, among others.

Credit Hours Granted

One credit hour = one actual hour attended. For an instructor/discussion leader/speaker: one credit hour = one hour of presentation time, and one credit hour = one hour of preparation time for new material only (limit 2 hours of preparation per one hour of presentation). Some limits apply to the number of hours accepted for specific categories.

WHEN to Report

Licensees report their CE credits at renewal. Renewal notices are mailed about 6 weeks prior to the due date. The renewal form contains a “continuing education report” section for you to fill in how many CE credits you have earned during the preceding licensing period.

Exception: If your last renewal period was the prorated transition period (for birth month renewals), then you may count any CE earned during that time towards the next full license period. For odd licensees, CE hours must be reported at the end of your birth month in 2012. For even licensees, CE hours must be reported at the end of your birth month in 2013.

New licensees (licensed less than one year) are not required to complete or report any CE. After a new licensee’s first renewal, they will begin accumulating their 50 hours to be reported at their second renewal. The pain management requirement must be completed during in the first CE reporting period.

HOW to Document CE (Audits)

Acceptable documentation includes: transcripts, certificates of attendance, study group syllabus, copies of published materials, copies of cancelled checks (for paid supervision or consultation), among others. You must retain documentation for two years after the reporting period. You will only submit your “CE tracking tool” and CE documentation if you are randomly selected for an audit. Please do not send these materials in with your renewal.

Random Audit: OBPE randomly audits 20% of licensees for compliance with the CE requirements. Licensees selected for a random audit will be asked to submit documentation of all continuing education for the preceding two year licensure period. Licensees will be notified and given 30 days to correct any deficiencies.

Hardship: The Board may grant exemptions in whole or in part from continuing education requirements, including extension of deadlines, in documented hardship cases.

Failure to Comply: Licensees who submit incomplete, unacceptable, or late CE Reports will be assessed a $200 delinquent fee.

Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners: http://www.obpe.state.or.us/OBPE/index.shtml

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content. Over 150 online and home study courses (including ethics and pain management) are available for Oregon Psychologists @ http://www.pdresources.org/Courses/Psychology/AllCourses/CourseID/1/.

 

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in General

 

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Renewal Information for DC Psychologists

DC Psychologists can earn up to 15 hours for renewal online!

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Psychologists licensed in Washington DC are required to renew their licenses biennially on December 31st of odd-numbered years. 30 hours of continuing education (CE) are required to renew. 3 hours must be on ethics and 3 hours must pertain to cultural competence. 15 hours are allowed from APA-approved online or home study courses.

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content. Over 100 online and home study courses are available at: http://www.pdresources.org/Courses/Psychology/AllCourses/CourseID/1/

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

An applicant for renewal of a license shall submit proof of having completed thirty (30) hours of approved continuing education credit during the two-year (2) period preceding the date the license expires.

An applicant under this section shall prove completion of required continuing education credits by submitting with the application the following information with respect to each continuing education program or activity:

  • The name and address of the sponsor of the program;
  • The name of the program, its location, a description of the subject matter covered, a complete schedule with time allotments for each topic or subtopic and lunch or breaks, and the name of each instructor or speaker;
  • The date(s) on which the applicant participated in the program;
  • The hours of continuing education credit claimed; and
  • A copy of the continuing education completion verification document that includes the sponsor’s signature and seal.

A licensee shall complete three (3) continuing education credits in each of the following:

  • Ethics or risk liability; and
  • Cultural competence.

APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES 

The Board may, in its discretion, approve continuing education programs and activities that contribute to the growth of an applicant in professional competence in the practice of psychology and which meet the other requirements of this section.

The Board may approve the following types of continuing education programs:

  • A seminar or workshop;
  • An education program given at a conference;
  • In-service training; and
  • An online or home study course; or
  • An undergraduate or graduate course given at an accredited college or university provided that the undergraduate course shall be acceptable only if the Board determines that the course is required or needed by the licensee as an introductory component of a professional development plan for the purpose of entering an area of psychology for which the licensee is currently not qualified to practice independently.

To qualify for Board approval, a continuing education program shall do the following:

  • Be current in its subject matter;
  • Be developed by qualified individuals of whom one shall be a psychologist;
  • Be taught of facilitated by at least one qualified individual; and
  • Meet one of the following requirements:
    • Be administered by an accredited college or university;
    • Be approved by a Board-recognized psychology organization, accredited health care facility, or other legally constituted organization; or
    • Be submitted by the program sponsor to the Board for review no less than sixty (60) days prior to the date of the presentation and be approved by the Board before the program or activity starts.

The program or activity shall include each of the following:

  • The sponsor’s name and address;
  • The program’s name;
  • The location;
  • A description and specific goals;
  • The target audience’s maximum size and professional level (Master’s or doctorate);
  • The program’s tentative or actual schedule, including the allotted time for lunch, breaks and topic headings or subheadings;
  • An appropriately constructed evaluation form and continuing education completion verification document;
  • The name and credentials of each instructor or speaker including relevant education, training, research, publications, work samples(s), honor or awards, special recognition and, if applicable;
  • The evaluation results of comparable programs or activities previously conducted.

An applicant shall have the burden of verifying whether a program is approved by the Board pursuant to this section prior to attending the program.

The Board may approve the following continuing education activities:

  • Serving as an instructor or speaker at a conference, seminar, workshop, or in-service training;
  • Being the author or coauthor of an article (including “critiques” and “responses”) or a book review in a professional journal or periodical, or author or coauthor of a book or book chapter;
  • Serving as an editor (including “associate” and “junior” levels) for a professional journal, periodical or book;
  • Serving as an article reviewer for a professional journal or periodical; or
  • Having developed an online or home study continuing education course.

A licensee shall receive no more than fifteen (15) continuing education credits for completing any combination of online and home study courses.

The District of Columbia Board of Psychology: http://hpla.doh.dc.gov/hpla/cwp/view,A,1195,Q,488253,hplaNav,%7C30661%7C,.asp

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2011 in General

 

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Renewal Information for Tennessee-Licensed Professional Counselors and MFTs

Tennessee LPCs and MFTs can earn 5 hours per year online

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Professional Counselors and Marital & Family Therapists (MFTs) in Tennessee are required to renew their licenses every 2 years. 10 hours of continuing education (CE) are required during each calendar year. 5 hours are allowed from online courses each year. Online courses must be offered by an approved provider and include a posttest.

Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC Provider #5590) and by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer online continuing education for Tennessee-licensed Professional Counselors and MFTs. Over 100 courses are available at: http://www.pdresources.org/Index.aspx

The administrative staff of the Division of Health Related Boards supports the Board by issuing licenses to those who meet the requirements of the law and rules. Renewal notices are mailed from the Board’s administrative office forty-five (45) days prior to the expiration of the license to the current address on record. Licenses can be renewed on-line one hundred twenty (120) days prior to expiration at Tennessee.gov/health. Click on the “License Renewal” link and follow the prompts. Licensees are responsible for renewing their licenses on time and keeping the Board apprised of current information. It is a violation of the law and of the board’s rules to practice on an expired license.

The due date for certificate and license renewal is the last day of the month in which a licensee’s birthdate falls pursuant to the Division of Health Related Board’s biennial birthdate renewal system as contained as the expiration date on renewal certificates.

Continuing Education

Each person registered with the board is required to complete 10 clock hours of continuing education during each calendar year.

Those persons who hold two (2) certificates and/or licenses regulated by the Tennessee Board for Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists and Clinical Pastoral Therapists shall complete fifteen (15) clock hours of continuing education each calendar year. A person who holds three (3) certificates and/or licenses shall complete twenty (20) clock hours of continuing education each calendar year. In each case, at least five (5) clock hours shall be directly related to the practice of each profession for which the person is licensed or certified.

Ethics and Jurisprudence Course Requirement

Three (3) clock hours of the ten (10) clock hour annual requirement shall, every two (2) years, pertain to the following subjects:

  • Professional ethics; and/or
  • Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapter 22; and/or
  • Official Compilation, Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee, Chapter 0450-1.

Those persons who hold two (2) certificates and/or licenses regulated by the Tennessee Board for Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists and Clinical Pastoral Therapists shall have three (3) clock hours of the fifteen (15) clock hour annual requirement pertain to ethics and jurisprudence every two (2) years. A person who holds three (3) certificates and/or licenses shall have three (3) clock hours of the twenty (20) clock hour annual requirement pertain to ethics and jurisprudence every two (2) years.

A person is not required to complete continuing for a profession in the calendar year that his/her license and/or certificate was initially approved.

Acceptable Continuing Education

Acceptable continuing education shall consist of master or doctoral level course work from a nationally or regionally accredited institution of higher education; attendance at educational events sponsored or approved by national, state, regional, or local professional associations in the field; or events related to the practice of the profession for which a nationally or regionally accredited institution of higher education grants CEUs.

Multi-Media – continuing education courses may be presented in the traditional lecture and classroom formats or, with successful completion of a written post experience examination to evaluate material retention, in Multi-Media formats.

A maximum of five (5) clock hours may be received for multi-media courses during each calendar year. Those persons who hold two (2) certificates and/or licenses regulated by the Tennessee Board for Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists and Clinical Pastoral Therapists may receive a maximum of seven and one-half (7½) clock hours for multi-media courses during each calendar year. Those persons who hold three (3) certificates and/or licenses may receive a maximum of ten (10) clock hours for multi-media courses during each calendar year.

Each person registered with the board must retain proof of attendance and completion of all continuing education requirements. This documentation must be retained for a period of four years from the end of the calendar year in which the continuing education was acquired. This documentation must be produced for inspection and verification, if requested in writing by the board during its verification process. The board will not maintain continuing education files.

The board will conduct a randomly selected audit of individual records to assure that the continuing education requirements have been met. An individual’s records may be audited during consecutive renewal periods.

Pre-approved course providers – Continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of counseling shall be considered approved if provided or sanctioned by the following entities:

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

The Tennessee Board for Professional Counselors and Marital and Family Therapists: http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/PC_MFT&CPT/index.htm

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2011 in General

 

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Renewal Information for Maryland Psychologists

Maryland Psychologists may earn up to 20 CE hours online!

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Continuing Education:

Maryland-licensed psychologists are required to complete a minimum of 40 continuing education (CE) hours during each reporting period to renew their license.

A maximum of 20 CE hours are allowed from independent study courses that are approved by the American Psychological Association.

[Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content. Over 100 online (independent study) courses are available at www.pdresources.org, including courses on ethics, risk management and cultural diversity]

A minimum of 3 CE hours must be in activities whose content area is:

  • Laws pertaining to the practice of psychology;
  • Ethics and professional conduct in the practice of psychology; or
  • Managing risks associated with the practice of psychology; and

A minimum of 3 CE hours must be in activities designed to enhance competence in the provision of psychological services to culturally diverse populations.

During each reporting period, CE hours may be earned only once for the same activity.

Reporting Period:

The reporting period for psychologists with license numbers ending with an odd digit will be March 31 of odd years; and for those ending with an even digit or 0 will be March 31 of even years.

For psychologists receiving their license with less than 12 months before the end of their reporting period, CE hours are not required for that reporting period.

Psychologists receiving their license with 12 months or more before the end of their reporting period shall be required to complete 20 CE hours.

CE Audits:

The Board shall audit the continuing education documentation of all psychologists randomly selected by license numbers.

Within 30 days following notification by the Board, a psychologist who is audited shall provide:

  • Proof of completion of continuing education activities;
  • A completed continuing education reporting form; and
  • Any additional information that may be requested by the Board to evaluate completion of CE requirements.

Proof of completion as required of this regulation may include:

  • Certificates of attendance;
  • Transcripts or course syllabi;
  • Reprints of publications;
  • Test results; or
  • Any other proof of completion acceptable to the Board.

To earn CE credits for independent study, a psychologist shall:

  • Pass an examination on the activity; and
  • Be awarded a certificate of completion.

The Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists: http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/psych/

The Board of Examiners of Psychologists is a group of seven licensed psychologists and two consumer members appointed by the Governor to administer and regulate the laws regarding the practice of psychology in Maryland. The Board’s mission is to ensure that consumers in Maryland receive quality psychological services in accordance with the laws in Maryland. The Board has been in existence since July 1, 1981. The original Psychologist’s Certification Act was enacted into law in Maryland on July 1, 1957 by the General Assembly. The Board functions include licensing psychologists, approving psychology associates, renewing licenses, reviewing continuing education, promulgating regulations, interpreting the scope of practice, educating licensees, and investigating complaints.

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in General

 

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