Alabama-licensed dietitians have a biennial license renewal with a September 30th deadline. Thirty (30) hours of continuing education are required in order to renew a license. There is no limit on home study. The board accepts CDR approval of continuing education hours.
Continuing education is the process by which professional licensees review psychological concepts and techniques, obtain new knowledge or skills relevant to the work they do, and enhance their competence in current abilities. These activities are intended to supplement what has already been acquired in training and practice.
Professional Development Resources is a CPE Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001). CPE accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of provider programs or materials.
Requirements for Continuing Education
Registered dietitians licensed in the state of Alabama are required as a condition of licensure to complete thirty hours of continuing education every two years with a September 30th deadline. There are no limits on home study, and the board accepts CDR approval of continuing education.
All Licensed Professional Counselor licenses expire biennially and on July 31 of the renewal year.
Alabama LPCs can earn up to 10 hours per renewal cycle online! Click to view NBCC-approved online and home study courses.
No license will be renewed unless the renewal request is accompanied by evidence satisfactory to the Board of the completion of relevant professional and continued education experience during the term of the current license.
A minimum of forty (40) formal contact clock hours of relevant professional and continued education experience shall be required for renewal of LPC license. The forty (40) hours of continuing education required for licensure renewal must contain a minimum of six (6) clock hours of continuing education devoted to ethical concerns for practice, assessment, supervision, or research in counseling.
The LPC is responsible for maintaining documentation to verify completion of all continuing activities listed on the renewal application. This documentation must be available for review by the Board upon request for a period of three (3) years following the renewal period in which the continuing education activities were used for licensure renewal.
Of the forty (40) formal contact clock hours required for renewal of LPC, ten (10) hours may be obtained by supplying documentation of two (2) of the activities listed below:
Services as a presenter for a seminar, workshop, or training conference that is primarily counseling in nature.
Publication of Peer reviewed material that is primarily counseling in nature.
Therapy received (counseling, psychotherapy, analysis) leading to certification or utilized as a learning modality that is preapproved by the Board and yields a certificate or similar document for inclusion in the licensure file.
Services on boards, commissions, and holding office in professional organizations, specifically related to counseling, and in which at least thirty (30) hours annually are devoted to such service.
Real-Time Participation in Continuing Education Activities
Effective August 1, 2011, a minimum of seventy-five percent (75%) of the continuing education activities required for any licensure renewal period must consist of real-time participation in seminars, classes, workshops, presentations, training programs, or similar activities. Such real-time participation must involve licensee presence in the location of the activity as it occurs or use of interactive technology by the licensee for the activity as it occurs. Self-contained activities (e.g., recorded presentations, reading, online study) that do not feature opportunities for dialogue and interaction for the licensee as the activity occurs do not qualify as real-time participation in continuing education.
Acceptable professional development activities for continuing education must reflect provider documentation from one of the following: the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC), or a statement of approval by another state counseling licensure board, and must be training in the professional field of counseling
All certificates of completion/verification of attendance must contain: licensee’s name, name of workshop/seminar/training, name of sponsoring entity, dates of the activity, and number of contact hours granted.
Audit of LPC Renewals
Beginning August 1, 2012, the Board will conduct a mandatory random audit of 10 percent (10%) of LPC renewal applications for the most recent renewal period. The audit is to ensure that the continuing education requirement is being met.
An LPC whose renewal is selected for audit is required to send verification of his/her continuing education to the Board office within thirty (30) days of the date of receipt of the audit notice. Failure to submit verification of continuing education within the thirty (30) day period automatically results in a formal disciplinary action by the Board.
Professional Development Resources is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer home study continuing education for NCCs (Provider #5590). We adhere to NBCC guidelines. Up to 10 hours per renewal cycle may be obtained by Alabama LPCs.
Alabama-licensed dietitians renew biennially on September 30th of odd years.
30 hours of continuing education are required to renew. Courses offered by CDR-approved providers are accepted by the board. No limit on courses earned online by approved providers.
Professional Development Resourcesis a CPE Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001). CPE accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of provider programs or materials.
Alabama-licensed psychologists can earn all 20 required continuing education hours online!
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.
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.