Tennessee Psychologists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Tennessee Psychologists: On May 12, 2020, Governor Lee signed Executive Order 36 to extend the current expiration dates for health care professionals to renew their license, certificate, or registration set to expire between March 12, 2020 and May 31, 2020, during which time the holder of each license, certification, or registration may continue to legally operate or practice their profession. Any renewal application received by the Tennessee Department of Health by August 31, 2020, shall be accepted as timely, and when each license, certificate, or registration is renewed, its new expiration date shall be twenty-four months after the expiration date it had prior to this Order.

Additionally, the requirement that individuals complete or submit proof of completing continuing education requirements or otherwise demonstrate continuing competence as a condition of reinstating a license, certification, or registration, has been suspended. The Commissioner of Health shall reasonably extend the deadline for these requirements as necessary to respond to the effects of COVID-19. For more information, please visit https://sos.tn.gov/products/division-publications/executive-orders-governor-bill-lee.

Psychologists are required 40 hours every two calendar years prior to license renewal, all of which may be taken by Type 1.* A minimum of 3 of the 40 hours must be in TN rules and APA ethics, and a new requirement of 3 hours in cultural diversity every two calendar years prior to license renewal.

*NetCE courses are considered Type 1.

For More Information

Please contact the Tennessee Board of Examiners of Psychology at (615) 741-5735 or (800) 778-4123 or https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/psychology-board/psych-board/continuing-education.html for additional information regarding your continuing education.