Oregon Psychologists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Oregon 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 Oregon State Board of Psychologist Examiners requires the licensee to determine if the continuing education meets requirements of their scope of practice.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Oregon Psychologists: In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, and resulting social distancing initiatives, the Board determined that there is an immediate need to temporarily allow licensees who are due to renew their licenses in the upcoming months to complete all of their continuing education via home study (online programs). The Board has filed a Temporary Rule Amendment that suspends the 20 hour limit on home study (online) CE for licensees whose renewals are due between March 31, 2020 and August 31, 2020. For more information, please visit https://www.oregon.gov/psychology/Pages/COVID-19.aspx.

Psychologists are required 40 hours every two years, 20 of which may be completed by home study. A minimum of 4 of the 40 hours must be in ethics, and a new requirement of 4 hours in cultural competency every two years. There is a one-time requirement of 6 hours in pain management; plus an additional 1 hour that must be specific to Oregon provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Department of Human Services.

For More Information

Please contact the Oregon State Board of Psychologists Examiners at (503) 378-4154 or https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oa-rd/displayDivisionRules.action?selectedDivision=3998 for additional information regarding your continuing education.