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CALPCC Continuing Education Events

CALPCC is authorized by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to award Continuing Education Credits to California LPCCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs.

Read more below:

What you need to know to receive CE credits at CALPCC Events 

CALPCC CE Policies for Continuing Education 

Complaint Resolution Procedures 

Speaker Presentation Proposal


What you need to know to receive CE credits at CALPCC Events 

CALPCC is authorized by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to award Continuing Education Credits to California LPCCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs.

Procedure to receive CE Credit at a CALPCC Event

In order to maintain its approved provider status from the BBS, CALPCC is required to maintain certain records, so the following procedure is necessary in order for participants to receive a CE certificate of completion at the end of the session:

  • Sign the Attendance Roster at the beginning of the Conference or Regional Event. Anyone entering a session 15 minutes late, or later, will not be eligible for earning CE credit for that session.
  • At Conferences, have your "sign-in and sign-out" form stamped by a volunteer as you enter and leave each session.  Submit this form to the registration table when you leave the conference.
  • At Regional Events, initial the Attendance Roster at the beginning and end of the event.
  • Submit an evaluation of each session for which you wish to receive CE credits.
  • CE Certificates will be sent via email following the event.
  • After the session, CALPCC will keep your information on file for four years, as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Licensees are required to maintain records of course completion for at least two years.

Interns and Students:

Licensed counselors collect continuing education hours to meet renewal requirements for their license. Although Interns do not need CE credits, they can earn some of their supervised hours through educational activities and CE credits can be a good way to document those activities. Students do not need CE credits unless their instructors have asked them to submit them for class credit.

Refund/cancellations:

Continuing Education Fees are fully refundable if the participant is unable to attend a CE event.

CALPCC’s Responsibilities

CALPCC does not condone, recommend, nor support any products mentioned in any CE sessions. CALPCC maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

CALPCC is committed to conducting all activities in compliance with the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences and the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics. CALPCC will adhere to all legal and ethical responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in promotional activities, program content, and the treatment of program participants. Monitoring and assessment of these standards will be the responsibility of the CALPCC Education Committee.


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.


COURSE ADVERTISEMENTS

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.


OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

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. ยงยง 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



Complaint Resolution Procedures

CALPCC is committed to conducting all activities in compliance with the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences and the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics. CALPCC will adhere to all legal and ethical responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in promotional activities, program content, and the treatment of program participants. Monitoring and assessment of these standards will be the responsibility of the CALPCC Education Committee.

While CALPCC makes every attempt to assure fair treatment for all participants, occasionally complaints will arise about continuing education programs. The procedures for addressing complaints are as follows:

When a participant files a complaint, either orally or in written format, and expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken.

1. During an educational event, if the grievance concerns a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, or the speaker’s style of presentation, the individual making the complaint will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. The on-site CE Coordinator will then pass the comments on to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the complainant.

2. During an educational event, if the complaint concerns a workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the on-site CE Coordinator will mediate and attempt to resolve the complaint on-site. If the participant requests action, the Coordinator is empowered to:

a. attempt to move the participant to another workshop, or

b. provide a credit for a subsequent year's workshop, or

c. provide a partial or full refund of the workshop fee.

Actions 2b and 2c will require a written note, documenting the grievance, for record keeping purposes. The note need not be signed by the grieved individual.

3. If the complaint is made after the program has occurred or concerns the CALPCC CE programming more generally, the CALPCC Education Committee will address it as follows:

a. Request that the complainant submit a written complaint and propose an appropriate remedy,

b. provide the speaker/instructor(s) with the opportunity to respond to the complaint and propose an appropriate remedy,

c. review these documents, make a final determination, and decide on any remedy.


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