Psychology Accreditations & State CE Requirements
  • Western Schools is approved as a continuing education provider for Psychologists and other behavioral health professionals by the following organizations and state licensing boards:  


     

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


     

    Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

    Western Schools, provider # 1147, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org , through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: May 5, 2014 to May 5, 2017. Western Schools maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in these courses will receive the specified number of continuing education clock hours.


     

    National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - Provider #6257

    Western Schools is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for courses that meet NBCC requirements. Western Schools is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


    Florida Board of Psychology

    Provider #50-2165. Western Schools submits course records to CE Broker upon successful course completion.


    California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)  

    The California BBS accepts Western Schools’ courses because we are approved by the following board recognized approval agencies: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and American Psychological Association (APA)

    Courses meet the qualifications for the specified number of hours of continuing education credit for MFCCs and/or LCSWs as required by the Board of California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


    California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC)

    Provider #0S-92-244-1116


    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    Provider #50-2165. Western Schools submits course records to CE Broker upon successful course completion.

     

    * Contact Western Schools directly with concerns or grievances pertaining to any course.


     

     

  • Continuing Education Requirements for Psychologists

    We make every effort to keep this information up-to-date. However, it is the responsibility of each licensed professional to understand what his or her state licensing board requires for license renewal, as well as what that licensing board identifies as acceptable continuing education. Please contact your board for verification if you are unsure of your continuing education requirements.


    Find your state below to view the total amount of hours of CE credits allowed through home study to renew your license.
    State Our psychology-related courses are acceptable in your state through these organizations # of Home Study Hours Allowed Total # of Hours Required
    ALABAMA APA 20 20
    ALASKA APA 20 40
    ARIZONA ** See note below 20 60
    ARKANSAS APA <20 20
    CALIFORNIA APA 27 36
    COLORADO CE not required N/A N/A
    CONNECTICUT APA 5 10
    DELAWARE APA 40 40
    D.C. APA 15 30
    FLORIDA Florida Board of Psychology Provider #50-2165. Western Schools submits course records to CE Broker. 40 40
    GEORGIA APA 10 40
    HAWAII APA 18 18
    IDAHO APA 10 20
    ILLINOIS APA 18 24
    INDIANA APA 10 40
    IOWA ** See note below 40 40
    KANSAS ** See note below 40 50
    KENTUCKY APA 6 30
    LOUISIANA APA 30 30
    MAINE APA 40 40
    MARYLAND APA 16 40
    MASSACHUSETTS APA 20 20
    MICHIGAN CE not required N/A N/A
    MINNESOTA APA 40 40
    MISSISSIPPI APA 20 20
    MISSOURI APA 40 40
    MONTANA APA 40 40
    NEBRASKA APA 24 24
    NEVADA APA 15 30
    NEW HAMPSHIRE APA, NBCC 20 40
    NEW JERSEY CE not required N/A N/A
    NEW MEXICO APA 25 40
    NEW YORK CE not required N/A N/A
    NORTH CAROLINA APA 18 18
    NORTH DAKOTA APA 20 40
    OHIO APA 23 23
    OKLAHOMA APA 20 20
    OREGON ** See note below 25 50
    PENNSYLVANIA APA 15 30
    RHODE ISLAND APA 20 40
    SOUTH CAROLINA APA 24 24
    SOUTH DAKOTA ** See note below 6 6
    TENNESSEE APA 40 40
    TEXAS ** See note below 20 20
    UTAH APA 18 48
    VERMONT APA 30 60
    VIRGINIA APA, NBCC 7 14
    WASHINGTON APA 60 60
    WEST VIRGINIA - Psychologist APA 20 20
    WEST VIRGINIA - School Psychologist APA 30 30
    WISCONSIN APA 40 40
    WYOMING APA 10 30

     

    ** Licensing boards in these states do not pre-approve programs. The state licensing board retains final approval.

     

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We are continuously acquiring additional accreditations. Please check back for updated information.

Last Updated: 12/08/15