Tennessee Psychologists Continuing Education Requirements

Tennessee Psychologists Continuing Education Requirements
Tennessee-licensed psychologists have a biennial license renewal with a deadline of the applicant’s date of birth.

Continuing education is due December 31st prior to the license renewal year.

Forty hours of continuing education are required to renew a license, and there are no limits on home study (type 1) if APA approved.

Courses must have a post-test. Three hours in Tennessee code, rules and ethics are required at each renewal.

Tennessee Board of Examiners of Psychology
View the Board Website
or Email the Board
Phone: 615-532-5127
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years
Home Study Allowed: No limit if APA approved (type 1) must have posttest
License Expiration: DOB, every 2 years (CE due 12/31 prior to license renewal year)
National Accreditation Accepted: APA
Notes: 3 hrs in TN code, rules & ethics required each renewal
Date of Info
: 05/06/2015

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Continuing Education Courses for Psychologists:

Helping Your Young Client Persevere in the Face of Learning Differences is a 3-hour online video continuing education course. Clinicians and teachers working with students struggling at grade level are committed to raising their students’ achievement potential by creating opportunities to learn. In order to accomplish this, they need to learn new techniques that can help encourage discouraged students – particularly those who have different ways of learning – by supporting and motivating them without enabling self-defeating habits. This course will provide strategies and techniques for helping students minimize the patterns of “learned helplessness” they have adopted, appreciate and maximize their strengths, develop a growth mindset, value effort and persistence over success, view mistakes as opportunities to learn, and develop a love of learning that will help them take personal responsibility for their school work. The course video is split into 3 parts for your convenience. Click Here to Learn More…

Improving Communication with Your Young Clients is a 3-hour online CE course. Healthy professional and personal relationships rely heavily on effective communication techniques and respectful conversational skills. Clinicians and other professionals who work with children and their families can benefit from adding to their repertoire by learning communication techniques that improve the quality of these relationships. The correct use of language can increase your young clients’ self-esteem, motivate children to learn, engage their willing cooperation, defuse power struggles, and teach conflict resolution skills. With this information, you will also be better prepared to manage difficult conversations. The purpose of this course is to teach clinicians effective and practical communication and conversational skills to use in the classroom and in one-on-one situations with young clients and their families. Click Here to Learn More…

The Healing Power of Emotion is a 7-hour test online CE course. This CE test is based on the book “The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice” (2009, 349 pages). In it, leading neuroscientists, developmental psychologists, therapy researchers, and clinicians illuminate how to regulate emotion in a healthy way. A variety of emotions, both positive and negative, are examined in detail, drawing on both research and clinical observations. The role of emotion in bodily regulation, dyadic connection, marital communication, play, well-being, health, creativity, and social engagement is explored. The Healing Power of Emotion offers fresh, exciting, original, and groundbreaking work from the leading figures studying and working with emotion today. Contributors include: Jaak Panksepp, Stephen W. Porges, Colwyn Trevarthen, Ed Tronick, Allan N. Schore, Daniel J. Siegel, Diana Fosha, Pat Ogden, Marion F. Solomon, Susan Johnson, and Dan Hughes. Click Here to Learn More…