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(1) One continuing education credit will be granted for each hour of participation in the continuing education activity.

(2) Licensed psychologists must earn, within a two-year renewal cycle, a minimum of 40 continuing education credits, of which two hours must be in ethics and one hour must be in suicide prevention, every two years. The two-year cycle will end on the renewal date set by ARM 24.101.413 in odd-numbered years. Continuing education credits may not be carried over from one two-year cycle to another.

(a) No continuing education is required for licensees licensed less than one full calendar year on their first reporting date. Licensees licensed less than two full calendar years on the first reporting date shall submit 20 hours of continuing education, including one hour in ethics and one hour in suicide prevention.

(b) All licensed psychologists shall affirm an understanding of their recurring duty to comply with CE requirements as a part of license renewal.

(c) The department may randomly audit up to 50 percent of renewed licensees. 

(d) No continuing education programs used to complete delinquent continuing education plan requirements for licensure can be used to meet the continuing education requirements for the next continuing education reporting period. 

(e) Licensees found to be in noncompliance with continuing education requirements may be subject to administrative suspension. 

(f) A licensee may request an exemption from continuing education requirements due to hardship. Requests will be considered by the board.

(g) Psychologists obtaining postdoctoral supervised experience are not required to earn continuing education credits during the period of time they are supervised. 


History: 37-1-131, 37-1-319, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-1-141, 37-1-306, 37-1-319, MCA; NEW, 1992 MAR p. 558, Eff. 3/27/92; TRANS, from Commerce, 2004 MAR p. 2282; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 2464, Eff. 12/9/05; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1583, Eff. 7/1/06; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 1508, Eff. 6/25/10; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2459, Eff. 10/10/14; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 1654, Eff. 9/23/17; AMD, 2020 MAR p. 45, Eff. 1/18/20; AMD, 2021 MAR p. 1058, Eff. 8/28/21.

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