Continuing Education Requirements:
Professional Certificate: completion of 90 contact hours of continuing education activities, during each successive 5-year period. Such hours may include a combination of continuing education activities or any successfully completed graduate course related to the individual’s endorsement area. One graduate credit used for the purpose of continuing the professional educator certificate shall represent 15 contact hours.
Provisional Certificate: valid for 8 years, but individuals working in the school move on to a professional educator Certificate.
The Initial Certificate in nonrenewable; however, if all other requirements except the internship are met in an approved program for school psychology, the initial certificate may be issued and reissued once with some conditions. The SEA does not accept NASP-approved continuing professional development credits toward renewal.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
CE4Less is not an approved provider for NASP. However, NASP does accept up to 25 credit hours from “Self-Study” that don’t need NASP approval.
Sequenced Programs are self-studies developed and published to provide training in specific knowledge or skill areas. A test is typically given at the end of the course and usually a certificate of completion is issued. This can include courses taken on the Internet.
25 CPD credits may be earned from CE4Less.com, since our courses are considered sequenced programs. You should be able to answer “yes” to the following four questions about the course you take:
- Did the activity enhance or upgrade my professional skills or add to my knowledge base?
- Was the activity relevant to the professional practice of school psychology?
- Did the activity fit into my personal plan for continuing professional development?
- Did the activity go beyond the ordinary aspects of my employment?
You can view this information under “Category H: Self-Study” at the NASP website: http://www.nasponline.org/certification/renew_cpdcategories.aspx