*The Board does not pre-approve CE courses or providers.
A licensee must earn at least 40 CE credits completed during the two-year period immediately preceding the renewal date. New licensees (licensed less than one year) are not required to complete any CE until after their first renewal.
Licensees' CE must include at least 4 hours of professional ethics and/or Oregon State laws and regulations related to the practice of psychology for each reporting period. This is a continuous requirement.
Pain Management CE
Licensees must report 7 hours of Pain Management
education credits. This is a one time only
requirement. Click here
for more information.
NEW: Cultural Competency CE (CCCE)
For all renewal periods beginning January 1, 2016 or later, licensees must complete 4 hours of CCCE within each reporting period. This is a continuous requirement. Click here
for more information.
CE Audit Report
- Fillable form* required to keep track of CE. Maintain for your record, but do not submit unless you are audited.
Some computer settings will block this fillable form. If this happens, please contact your IT provider, or try our non-fillable form
- Fillable form* required form to track articles read from peer review articles that you are claiming for CE credit. Non-fillable form.
Study Group Form
- This template is used for keeping record of study group meetings.
* It is recommended that you save these forms to your computer, and type in your entries as you complete CE. These forms will allow you to save your work.
CE Audit 2015
132 odd-numbered licensees have been randomly selected for the 2015 audit of continuing education (CE) compliance. Notice letters were mailed on 4/15/15, and submissions are due no later than 6/15/15.
As you know, the CE rules have changed beginning 2015. Here are the OARs that were in place during the audit period: CE Rules
For CE Providers
The Board does not pre-review or pre-approve continuing education programs. Therefore it is not appropriate to advertise that any program has been approved by OBPE. However, you may state that a program is designed to meet OBPE's requirements. To qualify, there are three basic requirements:
(a) The subject matter deals primarily with substantive psychological issues, skills or laws, rules and ethical standards related to one's role as a psychologist or psychologist associate.
(b) The program is conducted by a qualified instructor or discussion leader. A qualified instructor or discussion leader is a person whose background, training, education, or experience makes it appropriate for the person to make a presentation or lead a discussion on the subject matter; and
(c) A record of attendance, such as a certificate of completion, is obtained.
The record of attendance should contain, at minimum, the title and location of the program, the sponsor, the date and duration, and the name and degree of the qualified instructor.