The Iowa Board of Psychology Requirements

CE: 40 hours of continuing education must be completed every renewal period. Licenses must be renewed biennially. The licensure period extends from July 1st of even-numbered years to June 30th of even-numbered years.

For the second license renewal, licensees shall obtain six hours of CE pertaining to:

  • Iowa mental health laws and regulations, or risk management.

 

For all renewal periods following the second license renewal, licensees shall obtain six hours of CE pertaining to any of the following areas:

  • ethical issues, federal mental health laws and regulations, Iowa mental health laws and regulations, or risk management.

 

Training for Identifying and Reporting Abuse

Iowa-licensed psychologists shall complete an approved training program in identifying and reporting abuse. An approved training program is a training program using a curriculum approved by the abuse education review panel of the Department of Public Health. Continuing education credit from these courses can be used for license renewal if an approved provider gives the course and continuing education credit is awarded. At the time of renewal, the licensee will be required to document completion of the training requirements.

An Iowa-licensed psychologist who regularly provides primary health care to children shall complete:

  • Two hours of training in child abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years.


An Iowa-licensed psychologist who regularly provides primary health care to adults shall complete:

  • Two hours of training in dependent adult abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years.

 

An Iowa-licensed psychologist who regularly provides primary health care to adults and children shall complete training on the identification and reporting of abuse in dependent adults and children. This training may be completed through two separate courses or in one combined two-hour course that includes curricula for identifying and reporting child abuse and dependent adult abuse.

 

For more information visit: The Iowa Board of Psychology