*Section 456.013(7), Florida Statutes, now requires completion of a 2-hour course relating to prevention of medical errors as part of the renewal process. The Board has amended rule
64B19-13.003, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), to include this requirement (see subsection (3) below).
64B19-13.003 Continuing Psychological Education Credit.
(1) Continuing psychological education credit will be granted for:
(a) Completion of graduate level courses approved for credit by sponsors approved by the American Psychological Association;
(b) Completion of graduate level courses in psychology provided by a university or professional school which is regionally accredited, except that no more than ten (10) hours of continuing psychological education credit may be obtained for each semester hour;
(c) Completion of a colloquium, a presentation, a workshop or a symposium offered for continuing education credit by a doctoral psychology program or an internship which is part of a psychology program that is accredited by the American Psychological Association;
(d) Full attendance at workshops/seminars offered by providers approved by the American Psychological Association or any of its affiliates, or providers approved by the Board. A list of Board approved providers is available from the Board office upon request;
(e) Simple attendance at a state, regional or national psychology convention or conference. Only four (4) credits will be allowed each biennium regardless of how many state, regional or national conventions or conferences are attended during that biennium;
(f) Attainment of diplomate status in a specialty area from the American Board of Professional Psychology, for which thirty-nine (39) continuing psychological education credits, not including the one-hour continuing education course on domestic violence required by Section 456.031, Florida Statutes, will be allowed only during the biennium during which the diplomate is first awarded;
(g) Presenting or moderating for the first time only a continuing psychological education program sponsored by a provider approved by the Board, except that credit will be limited to the number of credits allowed by the program;
(h) Each hour of attendance at a Board meeting or Board committee meeting. Only one credit will be granted for each hour of full attendance and only ten (10) credits will be allowed each biennium regardless of how many hours are attended during the biennium. Attendance at a Board or committee meeting shall also satisfy, hour by hour, the requirement of professional ethics and legal issues credit set out in subsection (3) of this rule.
(i) Continuing education courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Department of Health, provided that such courses enhance the psychological skills and/or psychological knowledge of the licensee.
(2) No continuing psychological education credit may be earned for:
(a) Regular work activities as a psychologist;
(b) Membership, office in, or participation on boards or committees of professional organizations;
(c) Independent, unstructured or self-structured learning;
(d) Personal psychotherapy or personal growth experience;
(e) Authoring or editing books or articles;
(f) Obtaining or providing supervision or consultation from or under a psychologist or other professional who is not a Board approved continuing psychological education provider;
(g) Home study except from providers approved by the American Psychological Association or any of its affiliates.
(3) As a condition of biennial licensure renewal, each licensee must complete forty (40) hours of continuing psychological education. One (1) of the forty (40) hours must be on domestic violence or on end of life and palliative health care consistent with Chapter 456.031(1)(a), Florida Statutes, and three (3) of the forty (40) hours must be on professional ethics and Florida statutes and rules affecting the practice of psychology. Two (2) of the forty (40 hours must relate to prevention of medical errors, including a study of root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety. If the course is offered by a facility
licensed pursuant to chapter 395 for its employees, the Board will approve up to one (1) hour of the two (2) hour course to be specifically related to error reduction and prevention methods used in that facility. Passage of the laws and rules examination of the Board constitutes forty (40) hours of continuing education credit, including credit for professional ethics and Florida Statutes and rules affecting the practice of psychology. Passage of the laws and rules examination, however, does
not satisfy the requirement for one (1) credit of continuing education on domestic violence, nor the requirement for two (2) hours relating to prevention of medical errors.
(4) The licensee shall maintain, and make available upon request, documentation to substantiate continuing psychological education credit required by the Board. The licensee shall retain such documentation for two (2) years following the renewal period for which the continuing psychological education credit was obtained.
Approved Medical Errors Courses
In order to receive credit for medical errors courses, psychologists must take courses that have been approved by the Board of Psychology. The following providers offer medical errors courses approved by the Board. As courses are approved the Web page will be updated.
- Association of Black Psychologists, South Florida Chapter, Inc. - (954) 296-5395
- Baptist Health South (786) 596-2398 www.baptisthealth.net/meded
- Carlos Albizu University 305-593-1123, ext. 120 website: http://www.mia.albizu.edu e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
- CE-Classes.com 954-290-8446 website: http://www.ce-classes.com e-mail:email@example.com
- CE4Less.com (406) 782-2265 firstname.lastname@example.org
- CEC-Consultation & Evaluation Center (813) 259-0303
- Citrus Health Network (305) 825-0300
- Coastal Behavioral Health, Inc. (941) 927-8900 x3342
- Cross Country Education, Inc.(615) 331-4422 Extension 41223 email@example.com
- Florida Association of School Psychologists - (407) 851-2741 www.fasp.org
- Florida Psychological Association * (850) 656-2222- www.flapsych.com
- Institute for Integral Development(719) 634-7943 / (800) 544-9562 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Institute for Natural Resources(925) 609-2820 Extension 253 / (800) 937-6878 email@example.com
- JK Seminars, LLC (800) 801-5415
- Lakeview Center, Inc. (850) 469-3870 (course typically offered for employees only)
- Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center- (305) 597-3642 http://www.mdahec.org
- Michael Freeny Associates * (407) 884-6553 - www.clinicalCE.com
- Nova Southeastern University/CPS (954) 262-5826 - http://cps.nova.edu
- National Association for Continuing Education,(866) 266-6223
- Professional Development Resources, Inc. * (904) 645-3456 / (800) 795-9213 - www.pdresources.org
- Professional Resource Exchange/Press * - (941) 343-9601 - www.prpress.com
- Program Services * (305) 223-9612 www.programservices.org
- South FL Society for Trauma Based Disorders 954-600-6070 e-mail:SarahDiPerna@aol.com
- T.W.I.C.E. Educational Services, Inc. - (941) 377-7399 e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
- University of South Florida - (813) 974-0474 - fax (813) 974-4617 (in-house training only)
- University of Florida Department of Clinical Health & Psychology, 352-273-6556 - e-mail: email@example.com
- Vista Continuing Education 805-822-2317 website: www.vistaceus.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
*Offer medical errors course and domestic violence courses via home-study.
A list of approved continuing education providers is available at www.CEBroker.com
Medical Errors Course Providers