Welcome to the Office of Continuing Education
The purpose of the Office of Continuing Education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is to provide life-long learning for professionals in the fields of psychology and related behavioral and social sciences. Core values of diversity, innovation, community, and service ground each program. Skilled professionals and experienced scholar-practitioners lead our work in support of the ongoing advancement of psychology locally, nationally, and internationally.
Live and Homestudy Programs
The Office of Continuing Education offers both live [synchronous] and Homestudy [asynchronous] programming to meet your professional development needs.
Information on our upcoming live training events can be found here
Information on available homestudy programs can be found on the Homestudy Courses page.
Continuing Education Definitions:
Continuing Education Credits (CEs) – Psychologists The term “CEs” refers to Continuing Education Credits earned by psychologists. To offer CE for psychologists, programming must follow the criteria established by the American Psychological Association (APA). Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by APA; non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is accepted.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) – Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists
The term “CEUs” refers to continuing education units earned by mental health disciplines including LCPCs, LCSWs, and MFTs. Programs offering CEUs for LCPCs, LCSWs, and MFTs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology follow the criteria outlined by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).
Professional Development Credits (PDCs) – Human Resource Professionals
The term “PDCs” refers to Professional Development Credits earned by Human Resource professionals. To offer PDCs for human resource professionals, programming must follow the criteria outlined by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Continuing Professional Development (CPDs) – School Psychologists
The term “CPDs” refers to Continuing Professional Development credits earned by school psychologists. To offer CPDs for school psychologists, programming must follow the criteria established by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) – Educators
The term “CPDUs” refers to continuing professional development units earned by educators. Programs offering CPDUs for educators at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology follow the criteria outlined by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).