The psychology license is renewed every ___ year(s).
Effective January 1, 2016, initial licenses expire at ___________ on the ____________ of the two-year period from the date the license was issued.
- Last day
A license that has expired may be renewed any time within ___ year(s) of expiration.
A licensed psychologist who is not practicing may also apply to the board to request that his or her license be placed on _________________ status.
Licensed psychologists are required to complete ___ hour(s) of continuing education (CE) each renewal cycle, which is an average of ___ hour(s) per month.
- 36 hours
- 1.5 hours
Psychologists whose licenses are on inactive status are exempt from CE requirements; however, in order to reactivate the license the psychologist must complete the following for the two-year period prior to establishing the license as active:
- ___ hour(s) of CE
- Training in ________ and Ethics (as well as any other mandatory courses)
- 36 hours
When a licensee renews the license for the first time after issuance, the licensee is only required to accrue CE for the number of months _____________________, including the month of issuance, at a rate of ___ hour(s) of CE per month.
- The license was in effect
- 1.5 hours
Continuing education via independent learning shall be no more than ___% of the hours required for renewal.
The following learning experiences may be counted toward CE: lectures, conferences, seminars, workshops, grand rounds, in-service training programs, video conferencing, and independent learning. As of December 16, 2006, up to ___ hours of continuing education may be accrued each cyle through independent learning technologies.
The specific topics and subject matter for CE must have _________________ or direct application to a consumer of psychological services, and must be pertinent at a post-licensure level. Couses predominantly focused on business issues or marketing, or designed for personal growth, _________ eligible for CEs.
- Clinical relevance
- Are not
The BOP encourages licensed psychologists to take CE in:
- _______________ psychopharmacology
- Assessment and treatment of _________
- Issues of ______________
- Human diversity
Effective January 19, 2007, the BOP requires that any person renewing the psychology license must certify that he/she has obtained training in the area of _________________, each license renewal cycle. There is no minimum number of hours stipulated.
Law and ethics.
For licensees who began graduate studies prior to January 1, 2004, the BOP requires that a one-time course in _________________ be taken during the first licensure renewal period. This course must be a minimum of ___ hour(s) long, and cover spousal or partner abuse assessment, detection, and intervention strategies, including community resources, cultural factors, and same gender abuse dynamics.
- Spousal or partner abuse
- 1 hour
For licensees who began graduate studies prior to January 1, 2004, the BOP requires that a one-time course in ____________________ be taken during the first licensure renewal period. This course must be at least ___ hour(s) long.
- Aging and long-term care
Effective January 1, 2013, the BOP modified the primary accreditations for CE:
- APA or ___________________
- ______ courses (accredited by either the California Medical Association or the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education)
- CPA or ___________________
- APA Sponsorship
- Continuing Medical Education (CME)
- California Psychological Association (CPA) Sponsorship
Effective January 1, 2013, psychologists no longer need to ______________________ with licensure renewal.
Submit proof of CE.
Bonus: Psychologist must certify on the application for license renewal that the CE requirements have been completed; the BOP may randomly audit psychologists and request proof of CE.
Psychologists must maintain documentation of CE for ___ year(s) after the renewal period.
The BOP allows persons licensed as a psychologist in another state or territory of the U.S. or in Canada to provide psychological services in CA for up to ___ days in any calendar year.
If a psychologist who is licensed outside of CA has applied to the BOP for a CA license, the person may provide psychological services without a CA license for up to ____ day(s) (from either submitting the application or beginning CA residencey, whichever first occurs).
Psychologists must include their license number in any advertising, public directory, or solicitation of business. False or misleading advertising is ____________, and is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in county jail for up to ___ month(s), a fine of $_________, or both. It may additionally result in disciplinary action.