District of Columbia Psychologists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

District Of Columbia 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 District of Columbia Department of Health Board of Psychology accepts courses from any provider who is approved by the American Psychological Association.

Continuing Education Requirement

Psychologists and Psychology Associates are required 30 hours every two years, 15 of which may be completed by home study. Three of the 30 hours must be in ethics or risk liability, 3 hours in cultural competence, and 2 hours must be in cultural competency focusing on patients who identify as LGBTQ.

All licensees must complete 3 of the 30 hours required for renewal on topics designated by the Director of the DOH as a public health priority.
Current topics include:

Effective August 11, 2021, the DC Department of Health now requires all licensees to complete 2 contact hours of continuing education on COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and effectiveness on or before September 30, 2021.

For More Information

Please contact the Department of Health Board of Psychology at (877) 672-2174, or refer to http://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/DC%20Board%20of%20Psychology%20Current%20Regulations%20%207-25-2014.pdf - Psychologist; or http://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/Psychology_DC%20Municipal_Regulations_for_Psychology_Associate.pdf - Psychology Associate; for additional information regarding your continuing education.