Professional Psych Seminars - Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals

Continuing Education Credit

Professional Psych Seminars offers high quality live and online continuing education courses, which are approved by all of the organizations listed below. Rest assured that if you are a psychologist, social worker (LCSW, LICSW) marriage and family therapist (LMFT, MFT), professional counselor (LPC, LPCC), educational psychologist (LEP), or nurse (RN), you can take our classes to obtain your continuing education credits for licensure renewal. Please review the approvals below and make sure they are accepted by your state board. We are an approved continuing education sponsor/provider for the American Psychological Association (APA), Associated Social Work Boards (ASWB), National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), and the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work.


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PPS is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. PPS maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Effective December 31, 2006, California psychologists can obtain 27 credits each license renewal cycle through independent learning (formerly called distance learning). Our online classes qualify as independent learning.

For the exact number of online / home study credits for psychologists allowed per state, click here.



As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved sponsor, PPS's programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC.

Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa; however, PPS is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 11823, which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.



National Board For Certified Counselors

Professional Psych Seminars has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5892. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Professional Psych Seminars is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Online courses that are co-sponsored or listed as a partnership with another organization (e.g., CAMFT, CPA) are no longer eligible to CE credit by NBCC per their new Continuing Education Policy effective May 1, 2015. This only impacts 4 of our over 60 online classes.

LCSWs and MFTs

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Effective 7/1/17, the BBS no longer has its own approved providers. Rather, the BBS will recognize CE classes offered organizations approved by a few agencies, including ASWB, NBCC, and APA. PPS is an approved CE provider for all three of these organizations, meaning that any CE class you take with PPS will be approved by the BBS to meet your continuing education requirements. California LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, and LPCCs can now obtain all 36 credits required each license renewal cycle through interactive, electronic means. Our online classes qualify under this regulation..


Social Workers

Professional Psych Seminars, provider # 1213, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Professional Psych Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/15/2017-5/15/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers can receive 6.0 Clinical continuing education hours for most PPS courses. Some online courses are 3.0 CE hours.

New York Social Workers

Professional Psych Seminars, Inc., is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0200.


Drug and Alcohol Counselors

Continuing Education Credit

PPS is approved by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals, provider number 2N-97-346-0720.

California CE Update

Current and Required CE Classes in California

Note: CE requirements vary by licensure and jurisdiction. Please check your State requirements.

Course Requirement CE Credit Frequency Effective Date Required by Whom
Legal and Ethical Issues 4 Each Renewal Cycle In Effect Now Psychologists
Legal and Ethical Issues 6 Each Renewal Cycle In Effect Now MFTs/LCSWs
Clinical Supervision 6 Each Renewal Cycle In Effect Now Persons supervising an MFT intern
Clinical Supervision 6 Each Renewal Cycle In Effect Now Primary supervisors of psychology trainees