CALPCC POLICIES for CONTINUING EDUCATION EVENTS
RECOGNITION BY THE BBS
The BBS has recognized CALPCC, a California professional association, as a continuing education provider in 1887.4.3. CALPCC has adopted the following policies to be in conformity with BBS Regulations Article 8, that became operative July 1, 2015.
CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE CONTENT
To be in compliance with 1887.4.0, the content of a course shall be based upon a methodological, theoretical, research, or practice knowledge base, and;
(1) demonstrate credibility through the involvement of the broader mental health practices, education, and science communities in studying or applying the findings, procedures, practices or theoretical concepts; or
(2) be related to ethical, legal, statutory or regulatory policies, guidelines, and standards that impact each respective practice.
Each continuing education course shall have:
(1) written educational goals and specific learning objectives that are measurable and serve as a basis for an evaluation of the effectiveness of the course;
(2) an evaluation mechanism that allows each participant to evaluate the continuing education course;
(3) a syllabus that provides a general outline of the course, which shall contain, at a minimum, the learning objectives for each course and a summary containing the main points for each topic; and
(4) a mechanism that allows all participants to assess their achievement in accordance with the program’s learning objectives.
RECORDS OF COURSE COMPLETION
CALPCC will furnish each licensee a record of course completion in the form of a certificate that contains the following to be in compliance with 1887.11:
(1) name of licensee and license number or other identification number;
(2) course title;
(3) provider name and address;
(4) a statement that the provider is an entity recognized by the board to provide continuing education pursuant to Section 1887.4.3;
(5) date of course;
(6) number of hours of continuing education credit; and
(7) signature of course instructor, provider, or provider designee.
LICENSEE AND PROVIDER COURSE RECORDS
CALPCC will maintain records of completion of their continuing education courses for four (4) years to be in compliance with 1887.12(b). Records shall include:
(1) syllabi for all courses;
(2) the time and location of all courses;
(3) course advertisements;
(4) course instructors’ vitae or resumes;
(5) attendance rosters with the names and license numbers of licensees who attended the courses;
(6) sign-in sheets; and
(7) records of course completion issued to licensees who attended the courses.
CALPCC will ensure that information publicizing a continuing education course is accurate and includes these statements to be in compliance with 1887.9:(1) CALPCC is recognized by the BBS as a continuing education provider
(2) This course meets the qualifications for _______ hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs.
(3) CALPCC’s policy is to refund the CE fee if the participant is unable to attend the event.
(4) A clear, concise description of the course content and objectives.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS
CALPCC will ensure that an instructor teaching a course has at least two of the following minimum qualifications to be in compliance with 1887.10:
(1) a license, registration, or certificate in an area related to the subject matter of the course. The license, registration, or certificate shall be current, valid, and free from restrictions due to disciplinary action by this board or any other health care regulatory agency;
(2) a master's or higher degree from an educational institution in an area related to the subject matter of the course;
(3) training, certification, or experience in teaching subject matter related to the subject matter of the course; or
(4) at least two years' experience in an area related to the subject matter of the course.
CALPCC will award one hour of continuing education for one hour of instruction to be in compliance with Section 1887.5.
CALPCC will not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity on the basis of gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, or age, or other prohibited basis. 1887.4.3
CALPCC will not allow a speaker to promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based upon current accepted standards of practice. 1887.4.3
CALPCC will be able to demonstrate that their programs train licensees to treat any client in an ethical and clinically sound manner consistent with the code of ethics of their accrediting agency, approval agency, or professional association. 1887.4.3
CALPCC has a written policy and procedures for grievance resolution and will respond to grievances from course attendees, regulatory boards, or their governing accreditation agency in a timely manner. 1887.4.3
When CALPCC works with another party on the development, distribution, and/or presentation of a continuing education course (joint sponsorship), there shall be procedures to identify and document the functions of each participating party. 1887.4.3
CALPCC will be responsible for meeting all applicable local, state and federal standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213 (2008). 1887.4.3
CALPCC will submit all documents related to an audit of course material to the approval agency or the board upon written request. 1887.4.3