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Continuing Education

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements
40 Hours Total are Required for Psychologists

Required Subject Area Required Number of Hours Important Information
General Hours 35  
Medical Error 2  
Ethics and Florida Law 3  
Domestic Violence
2 Due every third biennium beginning July 2006 and is included in the 40 hours required

CE Requirements for First Time Renewal
  • Psychologists initially licensed within the biennium are exempt from continuing education with the exception of the two hour course relating to the prevention of medical error

CE Reporting Information

Board Rule Approved Providers
  • American Psychological Association
  • Completion of approved Graduate level courses – no more than 10 hours per semester
  • Courses approved by any Board within MQA that enhances psychological skills and/or knowledge

Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Education per Biennium
  • Presenting or moderating a continuing education course sponsored by a Board approved provider
  • Full attendance at a workshop/seminar approved by the APA or any affiliates
  • Attendance at a state, regional or national psychology convention or conference
  • Attainment of Diplomate status in a specialty area from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
  • Attendance at a Board meeting
  • Serving as a volunteer expert witness
  • Home Study courses approved by the APA or its affiliates – not applicable to Medical Errors unless specifically approved by the Florida Board

The Department of Health will now verify a practitioners continuing education records in the electronic tracking system at the time of license renewal. Please visit for more information. For information on continuing education requirements please review Rule 64B19-13,F.A.C.