Education approval is required for all credentials except CPS (Peer), CRS, CFRS, and CRSS.
You can use the same education for multiple credentials under the following conditions: they are in the correct two-year time frame (example if your credential was issued on 1/1/2021 and expires on 1/1/2023, you can use education after 1/1/2021) and it is relevant to the education requirements.
College/university course may be used. A three-college credit college course equals 45 hours.
Trainings, workshops, seminars, and conferences offered by professional associations, treatment providers, governmental agencies may be used.
PCB does not accept general staff meetings, supervision, staff rounds, or case management as education.
Distance learning/online courses/webinars are acceptable. There is no limit to the number of distance learning/online courses that can be used.
Acceptable documentation of education must include the professional’s name, title, date, number of hours and the organization. Training registration forms and/or training sign-in sheets are not acceptable forms of documentation.
Training must be non-repetitive meaning the same training cannot be claimed more than one time even if the training is taken on different dates from different providers.
Official employer training tracking system/learning management system reports may be acceptable forms of documentation for education/training provided that the report contains the name of the employee/applicant, titles of each training, dates of each training, the number of hours of each training, and is signed by the applicant’s supervisor.
Published work written by the certified professional and published by a professional publishing house may meet up to 10 hours of education. A copy of the published work must be submitted along with an education approval application.
A certified professional who provides education to other professionals may receive hours toward their own recertification. The presenter will receive the same number of hours as the participant; and the presentation can be used for credit once in each recertification period, provided the training has received PCB education approval. Training provided by a certified professional must also be documented by sponsoring organization in the same manner as participant documentation (i.e., certificate, letter of participation).