The Florida Board of Psychology Requirements

For Initial Licensure

Psychologists are exempt from the CE requirements for renewal with the first biennium the exception of:

  • 2 hour course relating to prevention of medical errors

For Renewal of License Following Your First Biennium

Psychologists must complete 40 hours of approved continuing psychological education (CE) within the two-year licensure period (biennium). The requirements are:

  • 2 hours of continuing psychological education on domestic violence must be completed every third biennial licensure renewal period. These 2 hours shall be part of the 40 hours.
  • 3 of the 40 hours must be on professional ethics and Florida Statutes and rules affecting the practice of psychology. Of those 3 hours, at least 1 hour shall be on professional ethics, and at least 1 hour shall be on Florida laws and rules relevant to the practice of psychology.
  • 2 of the forty 40 hours must relate to prevention of medical errors, including a study of root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety.

Passage of the laws and rules examination of the Board constitutes 40 hours of continuing education credit, including credit for professional ethics and Florida Statutes and rules affecting the practice of psychology. Passage of the laws and rules examination, however, does not satisfy the requirement for the 2 credit hours of continuing education on domestic violence required every third biennial licensure renewal period, or the requirement for 2 hours relating to prevention of medical errors.

For more information visit: The Florida Board of Psychology