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).

Continuing Education Clock Hours (CE Hours) Counselors

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – Online Campus; Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program is an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3036, with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Sessions that qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – Online Campus; Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program is solely responsible for all aspects of the sessions.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)- Applied Behavior Analysts

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology- Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Department is an Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) provider, ACE provider number OP 08-0178 with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Sessions that qualify for ACE CEUs are clearly identified. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) program is solely responsible for all aspects of the sessions.