With its tally of 8,419, Texas may have the highest number of psychologists at the moment, but how many of these can continue to practice when their licenses expire? Just like most of the other state boards, the Texas Psychologist Licensing Renewal Board also has its own requirements. So, if you are practicing in Texas and need to get your license renewed, you will have to complete at least 12 continuing education hours with the aid of home study courses unless you have the time to go to a regular college and attend the classes. Things are not so different as far as other states are concerned, with Pennsylvania State Board acknowledging a minimum of 15 psychologist continuing education hours for license renewal.
Nevertheless, whichever state you are in, you always have the option of picking up some of the home study courses to earn your CEU credits. However, when it comes to psychologist continuing education, you may have to be a bit careful while choosing between courses. There are several institutes that are yet to gain the accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA). Obviously, it does not make any sense to choose any of these institutes. In addition to APA’s approval, you also need to focus on the number of credits that you need to earn in order to get your license renewed.
Interestingly, continuing education credits are not only applicable to psychologists, but to counselors as well. The latter also have to earn the necessary CEU credits in order to remain abreast with the latest developments pertaining to their field and for getting their licenses renewed.