*The Board does not pre-approve CE courses or providers.
Basic Requirements (858-040-0015)
A licensee must earn at least 50 CE credits completed during the two-year period immediately preceding the renewal date (minimum 4 hours in ethics). New licensees (licensed less than one year) are not required to complete any CE until after their first renewal.
OAR 858 Division 40
- Continuing Education rules. Includes the criteria a course must meet in order to count as CE, along with the different categories and limits.
Pain Management CE
All licensees must report 7 hours of Pain Management education credits. This is a “one time only” requirement. One hour must be a course provided by the Oregon Pain Management Commission (OPMC); the 6 remaining hours can be of your choice of pain management topics.
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.