California-licensed psychologists have a license renewal every two years with a date of birth deadline. Thirty-six (36) continuing education hours are required to renew a license every two years. Twenty-seven (27) hours are allowed from online CE courses (75% independent learning) if APA-approved. California laws and ethics are required at each renewal.
California Board of Psychology
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CE Required: 36 hours every two years
Online CE Allowed: 27 hours (75% – independent learning)
License Expiration: DOB, every 2 years
National Accreditation Accepted: APA
Notes: CA laws & ethics required each renewal
Date of Info: 5/29/2015
Under the current regulations, there is no hour requirement or certificate required for Laws & Ethics. Licensees must check a box self-certifying that they have kept abreast of changes to laws (statutes and regulations) and ethics. There is no specified method regarding how the information must be obtained. Licensees can take a continuing education course, review Web sites, participate in grand rounds, etc.
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