Kentucky Psychologists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Kentucky 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 Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology accepts courses from any provider who is approved by the American Psychological Association.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Kentucky Psychologists: Due to impacts from COVID-19, expiration dates of all currently held licenses, and temporary licenses, however, including but not limited to renewal requirements such as statutory or regulation deadlines and continuing education required for renewal, shall be suspended until 90 days after the state of emergency is lifted. Licensees shall have until expiration of this period of time to submit renewal information including continuing education credits, and make payments of licensure fees. Licenses will not expire or be cancelled, nor cease and desist orders issued, until after expiration of this period of time. All deadlines for obtaining continuing education course credits are suspended until 90 days after the state of emergency is lifted. Any continuing education course approved as an in person, face-to-face course shall remain approved if to be presented by electronic media, so long as the content and the qualifications of the presenter remain the same as previously approved. Any deadlines for the review and approval of continuing education courses for providers and sponsors are suspended until the state of emergency is lifted. For more information, please visit http://psy.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

Psychologists are required 39 hours every three years, 12 of which may be completed by home study. A minimum of 3 of the 39 hours must be in ethics or risk management every three years; and, 6 hours in suicide assessment, treatment, and management in the first year of licensure and every 6 years thereafter.

For More Information

Please contact the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology at (502) 564-3296 or http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/201/026/175.pdf for additional information regarding your continuing education.