Renewal Information for North Dakota Psychologists

Psychologists in North Dakota renew their licenses annually on January 1st.

  • North Dakota Psychologists can earn up to 20 hours of continuing education online!

    Click to view APA-approved online CE!

    40 hours of continuing education are required every 2 years to maintain licensure. The CE cycle runs from November 1st of initial licensure year to October 31st every 2 years

  • 3 hours in ethics, law or jurisprudence are required each cycle
  • 20 hours are allowed from online and home study courses (category 4)
  • Courses offered by APA-approved providers are accepted by the North Dakota Board of Psychologist Examiners

For full description of current CE categories and their CE credit values, go to:

  • Category 1: Formal CE programs that may consist of courses, workshops, professional psychology conventions, conferences or institutes
  • Category 2: Postgraduate courses offered by an accredited college or university which are relevant to the applicant’s practice
  • Category 3: Writing or speaking, publication in professional journal or book; see NDAC 66-03-01-04 (3) for CE credits granted
  • Category 4: Correspondence or online courses, tapes, or independent readings approved by the board (maximum 20 CE in this category)

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 for North Dakota Psychologists @

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