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Approval for Psychologists in North Carolina

Overview: North Carolina Psychology Board

  • Provider: APA provider
  • Cycle: Renewal every 2 years
  • Next Renewal: Oct 1, 2020
  • Total Requirement: 18 credit hours required; All 18 may be earned with
    North Carolina Psychology Board has special CE requirements. Those requirements are listed below.
  • Requirement: Ethics, 3 credit hours

    The following list of courses include ethics, boundaries, and safety practices. To best meet your ethics requirement, we recommend you select a relevant ethics course preferably with the word ethics in the title.

    4 courses available. View Courses

General Information

Provider Info

  • APA provider’s distant learning courses meet qualifications for continuing education credit for psychologists as required by the North Carolina Psychology Board. is a service of CE Learning Systems LLC, which is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content. No provider number is listed because the APA does not issue a provider number.

18 credit hours by October 1st every even-year. 1 CE credit hour = 1 contact hour.

18 credit hours in the licensing renewal period may be distant learning (online/homestudy) courses.

At least 9 credit hours must be for Category A courses.

3 credit hours for Category A courses in ethical and legal issues in psychology. See below for a list of relevant courses.

Category A vs. Category B

The NC Psychology Board distinguishes between Category A courses and Category B courses. This is is summarized in the Board’s CE 101 document and described fully in 21 NCAC 54.2104. There are main 5 points to consider whether a course qualifies as Category A. Four points apply to all of our courses:

  • The program is sponsored by CE Learning Systems LLC, an APA-approved CE sponsor.
  • Credit hours are clearly indicated for every course.
  • A CE certificate is issued immediately upon course completion.
  • All courses help the licensee maintain and upgrade skills and competencies within his/her scope of practice, and/or covers ethical and legal issues in the professional practice of psychology. Obviously this one is subject to your own educational needs and requirements!

One more point applies to most of our courses, but not all: to qualify for Category A credits, a program must specifically identify psychologists in the target audience statement. This statement will be found under the heading Recommended For on the details page for any course. If psychologists are not identified specifically, or if there is no Recommended For heading for that course, then the course does not qualify for Category A credit. However it would qualify for Category B credit.

Contact Info

North Carolina Psychology Board
Phone: 828-262-2258

Applicability and Disclaimer

This CE approval information applies to these professionals in North Carolina:

  • Psychologists

Please Note:

Carefully read your state licensure renewal requirements as some jurisdictions have specific topic requirements or limits on the number of accepted Online/Home Study credits.

State laws often change, so please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.