Continuing Education (CE) for Psychologists in Pennsylvania

Attention: Several states and disciplines have relaxed requirements regarding live / in person Continuing Education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with your board to see the most current requirements.

Continuing education (CE) requirements for psychologists (PhD, PsyD) in Pennsylvania:

  • 30 hours of continuing education (CE) every 2 years, including 3 hours of ethics, at least 1 hour of CE on suicide assessment and treatment, and 2 hours in child abuse recognition and reporting
  • Maximum of 15 of the required 30 hours may be taken via home study courses. The PA Board of Psychology has defined home study as any program where the learner and the instructor are separated by distance and/or time.

Renewal date: Nov 30 – odd numbered years

Supervisors of psychology residents are required to complete 3 hours of supervision every 2 years.

CE Approvals

The Pennsylvania Board accepts courses provided by APA approved sponsors. At Health, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Pennsylvania psychologists can earn fifteen (15) of their CE credits online through

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Our course, Suicide Assessment and Intervention, meets the PA requirement for CE on suicide assessment and treatment.

Act 31 Child Abuse: All health-related licensees applying for the renewal of a license issued by the Board shall be required to complete at least 2 hours of Board approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements. The reporting for this mandatory training program differs from the reporting for ordinary continuing education. Currently, does not have a course that meets this 2-credit requirement. For additional information, see PA Act 31 FAQs.

State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the PA continuing education regulations, click the button below.

CE Requirements for PA Psychologists

Page last modified or reviewed by on Sep 28, 2020.

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