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(1) In accordance with 37-17-202, MCA, the Montana Board of Psychologists establishes requirements for the continuing education of licensed psychologists.

(2) The board/staff will not preapprove continuing education programs or sponsors. Qualifying criteria for continuing education are specified in these rules. It is the responsibility of the licensee to select quality programs that contribute to his/her knowledge and competence which also meet these qualifications.

(3) A continuing education activity must meet the following criteria:

(a) The activity must have significant intellectual or practical content. The activity must deal primarily with substantive psychological issues, psychological skills or laws or rules and ethical standards related to one's role as a psychologist. In addition, the board may accept continuing education activities from other professional groups or academic disciplines if the psychologist demonstrates that the activity is substantially related to his or her role as a psychologist.

(b) The activity itself must be conducted by an individual or group qualified by practical or academic experience.

(c) All CE must be documented to show proof of completion. Documentation must include the following information:

(i) licensee name;

(ii) course title and description of content;

(iii) presenter or sponsor;

(iv) course date(s); and

(v) number of CE hours earned.

(d) The licensee is responsible for maintaining CE records for three years following the renewal cycle reporting period and for making those records available upon request.


History: 37-1-319, MCA; IMP, 37-1-306, 37-1-319, MCA; NEW, 1992 MAR p. 558, Eff. 3/27/92; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 538, Eff. 3/25/97; TRANS, from Commerce, 2004 MAR p. 2282; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2459, Eff. 10/10/14; AMD, 2021 MAR p. 1058, Eff. 8/28/21.

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