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BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGIST EXAMINERS

 

DIVISION 40

CONTINUING EDUCATION

858-040-0015

Basic Requirements

(1) Licensees must earn at least 50 continuing education credits during the period between license renewals. Continuing education credit must be reported as follows:

(a) Licensees must submit a Renewal Notice and Reporting Affidavit to the Board office with the fee on or before the due date printed on the notice.

(b) An unsigned or incomplete Renewal Notice and Reporting Affidavit shall be returned to the licensee.

(2) New Licensees. There is no continuing education reporting required for individuals licensed twelve months or less on their first renewal date.

(3) All active and semi-active licensees must complete four hours of professional ethics in each reporting period.

(4) All active and semi-active licensees must complete a minimum of seven hours of continuing education dedicated to the topic of pain management. This is a one time requirement.

(a) One hour must be a course provided by the Oregon Pain Management Commission.

(b) The pain management requirement must be reported within twenty-four months of the first Renewal Notice and Affidavit.

(5) No continuing education reporting is required for licensees requesting a change from active or semi-active to inactive status.

(6) No continuing education reporting is required for inactive licensees.

(7) The Board may grant exemptions in whole or in part from continuing education requirements, including extension of deadlines, in documented hardship cases.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.110(14)
Hist.: BPE 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-6-99; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-04; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10; BPE 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-25-11; BPE 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-25-11

858-040-0020

Failure to Comply

(1) A Renewal Notice and Reporting Affidavit shall be deemed timely if it is postmarked by the stated due date of the reporting year. Burden of proof of mailing is on the licensee.

(2) A licensee whose Renewal Notice and Reporting Affidavit is not postmarked by stated due date shall pay a delinquent fee.

(3) An individual whose license has lapsed for failure to submit a Renewal Notice and Reporting Affidavit and delinquent fee within 30 days after the due date must submit re-apply for licensure according to OAR 858-010-0010.

(4) An individual whose license has been revoked for noncompliance of continuing education requirements must re-apply for licensure.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.110(3)(14)
Hist.: BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10

858-040-0025

Continuing Education Reporting

(1) Before a license will be renewed under ORS 675.110 a licensee must a Renewal Notice and Reporting Affidavit.

(a) A copy of the Renewal Notice and Reporting Affidavit is available on the Board’s website at www.obpe.state.or.us.

(b) A paper copy of the form may be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the Board’s office with a request for the form.

(2) Renewal Notice and Reporting Affidavits must be postmarked by the due date printed on the notice to be timely. Burden of proof of mailing is on the licensee.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.110(14)
Hist.: BPE 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-6-99; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10

858-040-0026

Continuing Education Random Audit

(1) The Board will conduct a random audit of continuing education compliance each year.

(2) Unless the licensee is contacted for an audit, certificates of attendance or other proof of continuing education activities should not be sent to the Board, but must be retained by the licensee for two years after the reporting period.

(3) To obtain credit during an audit, the following information must be typed or printed provided in legible form on the Board’s Continuing Education Audit Report:

(a) Activity title for multi-session or multi-day activities, titles of separate sessions attended;

(b) Dates attended, including month, day, and year;

(c) Organization sponsoring the program;

(d) Full name and degree of qualified instructor;

(e) Hours claimed according to OAR 858-040-0055.

(f) To obtain credit for writing published articles and books, the following information must be provided on the Continuing Education Audit Report as follows:

(A) Publisher;

(B) Title of publication;

(C) Dates of publication; and

(D) Hours claimed according to OAR 858-040-0055.

(4) Responsibility for documenting the acceptability of the program and the validity of credit rests with the licensee.

(5) The following shall constitute evidence of completion:

(a) For courses taken for academic credit from accredited universities and colleges: a copy of a transcript showing satisfactory completion of the course;

(b) For non-academic courses taken, a certificate of attendance;

(c) For formal individual home study programs, written evidence of completion from the sponsor;

(d) For formally organized study groups, a copy of the study group syllabus, and the recorder’s study group meeting minutes;

(e) For consultation or supervision, copies of cancelled checks, or signed verification by the psychologist providing services; and

(f) For published material, a copy of pages of the material showing title, author, and date of publication.

(6) If a CE report or documentation is not approved, the licensee shall be so notified and shall be granted a period of time by the Board in which to correct the deficiencies noted.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.110(14)
Hist.: BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10

858-040-0035

Programs Which Qualify for Continuing Education Credit

Policy. Acceptable continuing education must be a learning activity which contributes directly to the professional competence of the licensee.

(1) Program Prerequisites. Continuing Education programs shall qualify for credit if:

(a) The subject matter deals primarily with substantive psychological issues, skills or laws, rules and ethical standards related to one's role as a psychologist or psychologist associate.

(b) The program is conducted by a qualified instructor or discussion leader. A qualified instructor or discussion leader is a person whose background, training, education, or experience makes it appropriate for the person to make a presentation or lead a discussion on the subject matter; and

(c) A record of attendance, such as a certificate of completion, is obtained.

(2) Qualifying Programs. The following shall qualify for continuing education credit provided they comply with all other CE requirements:

(a) Substantive professional development programs of recognized mental health organizations;

(b) University or college courses. Each classroom hour shall equal one qualifying hour;

(c) Formally organized work place educational programs;

(d) Formally organized study groups that comply with the following;

(A) At least two other mental health professionals attend;

(B) The study group prepares and preserves a syllabus of meeting dates and study topics in advance;

(C) A record is kept of each study group meeting. The record must include the names of the participants present, the subject matter and references which relate to any written material utilized; and

(e) Supervision or Consultation Received for a fee from an Oregon licensed Psychologist.

(A) Credit shall be given only to the licensee receiving supervision or consultation, not to the licensee providing supervision or consultation.

(B) No credit shall be given to licensees receiving supervision to fulfill licensure or discipline requirements.

(f) Home Study including non-interactive internet and tele-courses.

(g) Published articles and books on substantive psychological issues.

(h) Service as Lecturer, Discussion Leader, or Speaker on substantive psychological issues.

(A) Credit as a lecturer, discussion leader, or speaker may be claimed for work that is either paid or unpaid.

(B) Credit shall be allowed for the first time a course is taught. No credit shall be allowed for repeat presentations unless an instructor can demonstrate that the program content was substantially changed and such change required significant additional study or research.

(i) Ethics.

(j) Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners committee volunteer.

(k) Ethics Committee meetings of professional associations.

(l) Pain Management.

(m) Office records organization; records maintenance and security procedures; office procedures; office staff training related to records maintenance and security procedures; billing software instruction.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.110(14)
Hist.: BPE 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-6-99; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02, 858-040-0035(2) Renumbered from 858-040-0045; BPE 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-11-02; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10

858-040-0036

Programs Which Do Not Qualify for Continuing Education Credit

(1) Marketing; investments; and practice building strategies.

(2) Yoga; therapeutic massage;

(3) Non-Clinical administrative staff meetings;

(4) Word processing computer skills;

(5) Therapies which are not widely recognized as within the scope of practice of psychology, through research or scientifically demonstrated clinical effectiveness.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.110(14)
Hist.: BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; Renumbered from 858-040-0035(5); BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10

858-040-0055

Credit Hours Granted

(1) Credit shall be given for actual hours attended.

(2) Credit shall be given for no more than 25 hours of continuing education for home study and study group hours combined.

(3) An instructor, discussion leader, or speaker shall be given two hours of credit for preparation for each hour of presentation time, and one hour of credit for each hour of presentation time.

(4) Credit shall be given for no more than 25 hours of continuing education credit in a reporting period for an instructor, discussion leader, or speaker and published material combined.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.110(14)
Hist.: BPE 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-6-99; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10

858-040-0065

Evidence of Completion

(1) Licensee must fill-out and retain a Continuing Education Tracking Tool.

(2) Responsibility for documenting the acceptability of the program and the validity of credit rests with the licensee.

(3) Licensee must retain documentation for a period of two years after the reporting period.

(4) The following shall constitute evidence of completion:

(a) For academic credit from accredited universities and colleges: a copy of a transcript showing satisfactory completion of the course;

(b) For non-academic courses: a certificate of attendance;

(c) For home study programs: written evidence of completion from the sponsor;

(d) For study groups: a copy of the study group meeting record study;

(e) For consultation or supervision received: copies of a cancelled check or a signed verification by the psychologist providing services; and

(f) For published material: a copy of pertinent pages of the material showing title, author, and date of publication.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.110(14)
Hist.: BPE 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-6-99; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10

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