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Continuing Education During COVID-19

NHPA is aware of the concerns regarding COVID-19 and the unique and unusual impact it may be having on your plans to earn CE credits via in-person workshops, especially if your license renewal time is approaching. Note that online trainings are considered the same as face-to-face, in-person trainings IF they are live streamed AND interactive (meaning you can interact with the presenter during the presentation).  ALL of NHPA upcoming workshops are Live Stream.  Click here for our calendar. 

  • August 24, 2021

As this is a new renewal cycle, the BoP has not made any statement regarding the impact of COVID-19 and lifting of any CE requirements (as it has for the past two cycles), however, the following is the reminder of requirements regarding attending LIVE CE events whether we are in a pandemic or not:

  • The Board of Psychologists reiterated that online courses that are LIVE AND INTERACTIVE satisfy the requirement for "live continuing education" 
  • 20 out of the 40 hours have to be interactive and qualify under the list of approved sponsors found on the website (again either live or in person)
  • 20 out of the 40 hours can be homestudy (meaning reading a book/journal or watching recorded webinar that has a corresponding quiz – see below)

Additionally, we were able to clarify that according to the current Board of Psychology rules, there is no requirement that the 6 Ethics CEs must be “live”, and therefore, while ethics training is recommended to be live and interactive (online or face-to-face), you are allowed to earn your 6 Ethics CEs through remote learning.    

PLEASE NOTE: The term “homestudy” for CE requirement means either a book/journal article, or pre-recorded webinar that has a corresponding quiz. In order to get your CE certificate, you need to choose a homestudy with a quiz that is used to measure your attendance. Once you pass the quiz (80/100), you will get a copy of the CE certificate to download or print out.

NHPA will continue to monitor and send updated information when we can.

As always, please be sure to continue to look up the NHPA, OPLC, or the BoP website for current updates related to COVID-19.


    • Up to 20 hours of home study courses are accepted by the NH Board of Psychologists (BOP) for Category A credit as long as they are sponsored by an organization on the list found on the BOP website. These options can assist you in avoiding large groups at traditional in-person trainings. 

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