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Approval in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology CE Information

  • APA

30 CE credit hours required every 2 years — 15 may be earned with

Applies To:

  • Pennsylvania Psychologists’s distant learning courses meet qualifications for continuing education credit for psychologists as required by the State Board of Psychology.

30 credits needed by November 30 of every odd number year. Which shall include at least 3 contact hours per biennium in ethical issues, 2 hours per biennium in child abuse recognition and reporting (we do not offer a course that meets this requirement.), and 1 hour per biennium in suicide prevention.

15 CE credits in the licensing renewal period may be distant learning (online/homestudy) courses.

Up to 10 hours in excess of 30 from the immediately preceding biennium may be carried over to the next. However, this doesn’t apply to ethic requirements., 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.

Board Contact Info

State Board of Psychology
Phone: 717-783-7155

Suicide, 1.00 CE credit hour

Completion of at least 1 hour of continuing education in suicide prevention is required. If the word “suicide” or a derivative
of the word “suicide” is contained in the title of a suicide prevention course/program taken through an approved sponsor,
the continuing education earned can be used towards satisfying the suicide prevention continuing education requirement.
If the course/program pertains to suicide prevention and the title of the course/program does not contain the word
“suicide”, the provider of the course/program must indicate on the certification of attendance/completion the number of
hours of suicide prevention continuing education earned.

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