Illinois Psychologists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Illinois Psychologists

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

The Illinois Clinical Psychologists licensing & Disciplinary Committee accepts courses from any provider who is approved by the American Psychological Association.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Illinois Psychologists:

Due to a variance issued by the Governor, all continuing education may be completed by home study until further notice. For more information, please visit https://www.idfpr.com/Forms/COVID19/Variance%20for%20Clin%20Psyc%20Pres%20Psych.pdf.

Psychologists are required 24 hours every two years, 18 of which may be completed by home study.* A minimum of 3 of the 24 hours must be in ethics every two years. Prescribing psychologists are required 20 hours of continuing education in pharmacology in addition to the 24 hours required to renew a clinical psychologist license every two years.

NEW Beginning January 1, 2022, a health care professional who has continuing education requirements for license registration or renewals must complete at least a one-hour course in training on implicit bias awareness per renewal period. A health care professional may count this one hour for completion of this course toward meeting the minimum credit hours required for continuing education.

Beginning January 1, 2021, all licensees who are considered mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect are required to complete training on the subject within 3 months of engagement in a professional or official capacity as a mandated reporter. Psychologists must complete the training at least every 3 years thereafter. The training will count toward meeting a licensee's required continuing education, and is provided by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

For More Information

Please contact Illinois Clinical Psychologists licensing & Disciplinary Committee at (800) 560-6420 or http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/068014000A00600R.html for additional information.

Licensees may complete the DCFS mandated reporter training online at https://www.dcfstraining.org/vtc/home/home.action.