Alabama-licensed psychologists renew licenses annually on October 15th.
The continuing education requirement for license renewal of Alabama psychologists is 20 hours per year. One hour of continuing education is defined as no less than 50 minutes of learning in one hour. Credit is accrued on an annual basis (October 1 – September 30). A maximum of 6 hours accrued during a given year may be credited (carried over) to the subsequent year and must be submitted by the annual renewal date of October 15. Hours cannot be carried over for more than one year.
The American Psychological Association (APA) defines “Continuing Professional Education (CPE)” in psychology as, “an ongoing process consisting of formal learning activities at the postgraduate level that are (1) relevant to psychological practice, education, and science, (2) enable psychologists to keep pace with emerging issues and technologies, and (3) allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.”
Programs offered by agencies which have been approved to provide continuing education activities by the APA qualify for continuing education credit, including, but not limited to home, independent, distance, book-based, or online study programs approved by the APA.
Information provided by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology.
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.