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Application For CE Approval 
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LPCA is a recognized professional association that has been authorized by the GA Composite Board to approve Continuing Education (CE) hours for clinical workshops. Licensing Board Rule 135-9.   All CE approved by LPCA maybe used by all those licensed under the GA Composite Board of PC, SW, MFT for license renewal.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on CE Requirements:    https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43

OCTOBER 20, 2020 NEW CE RULE   CLICK HERE FOR THE CHANGES

 

CE APPLICATION 
We encourage you to read all of the information below before submitting an application. GUIDELINES  and  FAQs
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FAQS
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for CE Providers for CE Approval 

     

Please remember, we don't make the rules, we just follow them

We appreciate your cooperation. 

For questions or concerns, email us at [email protected]

 

 Answers to Above Questions:

 

I am a provider applying for CE approval:

What we DO NOT approve:

We do not approve: Yoga, enneagram, Reiki, retreats, restorative practices; self-care focused on the therapist vs. the client; topics outside of LPC Scope of Practice (O.C.G.A 43-10A) or content not counseling/clinical in nature.

How much is the application fee?    (Member Price in Green, Non-Member Price in Black)

Synchronous: 

$65 For Members:  $75 for Non-Members: Synchronous: Single Workshop Live, In-Person- Single presentations/workshops. They can occur over more than one consecutive days but are considered one single presentation, as they have the same speaker(s) the entire time, one topic, and attendees must attend all hours for CE credit.

$75 For Members:  $85 for Non-Members: Synchronous: Single Workshop, On-line, Live-Streaming- Single presentations/workshops. They can occur over more than one consecutive days but are considered one single presentation, as they have the same speaker(s) the entire time, one topic, and attendees must attend all hours for CE credit.

$125 for Members:  $150 for Non-Members: Synchronous: Multiple Workshop, Live, In-Person- The same workshop presented on multiple dates for up to 12 months. LPCAGA approval numbers for a multiple workshop application are valid for 12 months from the approval date of the original application. After 12 months, the numbers expire and will not be accepted for attendees during an audit by the composite board. Attendees must attend all hours for CE credit.

$150 for Members:  $175 for Non-Members: Synchronous: Multiple Workshop, On-Line, Live-Streaming- The same workshop presented on multiple dates for up to 12 months. LPCAGA approval numbers for a multiple workshop application are valid for 12 months from the approval date of the original application. After 12 months, the numbers expire and will not be accepted for attendees during an audit by the composite board. Attendees must attend all hours for CE credit.

$85: for Members:  $95 for Non-Members: Synchronous Hybrid: Single Workshop, Attendees both in-person and Live, on-line at the same time: Single presentations/workshops. They can occur over more than one consecutive days but are considered one single presentation, as they have the same speaker(s) the entire time, one topic, and attendees must attend all hours for CE credit. 

$175 for Members:  $200 for Non-Members: Synchronous Hybrid: Multiple Workshops (Same Presentation), Attendees, both in-person and Live, On-Line at the same time: The same workshop presented on multiple dates for up to 12 months. LPCAGA approval numbers for a multiple workshop application are valid for 12 months from the approval date of the original application. After 12 months, the numbers expire and will not be accepted for attendees during an audit by the composite board.  Attendees must attend all hours for CE credit.

Asynchronous NOTE: The GA Composite Board Limits the Number of Asynchronous Hours to 10 per renewal cycle.

$75: for Members: $85 for Non-Members: Asynchronous: Single workshop, pre-recorded/on-demand

$175: for Members: $200 for Non-Members: Asynchronous: Multiple offerings (Same Workshop), pre-recorded/on-demand 

 

Conferences:

$150 for Members: $175 for Non-Members: Conference/Synchronous Conference: Live, In Person - An event where there are multiple speakers and presentations, possibly occurring at same time, and can be over many days.

$175 for Members: $200 for Non-Members: Conference/Synchronous Conference: Online, Live Streaming - An event where there are multiple speakers and presentations, possibly occurring at same time, and can be over many days.

$175 for Members: $200 for Non-Members: Conference/Synchronous Hybrid Conference: Mix of attendees online and in-person at the same time - An event where there are multiple speakers and presentations, possibly occurring at same time, and can be over many days.

$175 for Members: $200 for Non-Members: Conference/Asynchronous Conference: On-Demand or Pre-recorded - A recorded event where there are multiple speakers and presentations, possibly occurring at same time, and can be over many days.

 

CE application fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.   REFUND POLICY

 

How do I get approval for Ethics or Telemental Health or Supervision CEs?

ETHICS: Must reference ethics codes/guidelines from ACA, AMHCA, GA Composite Board, and/or NBCC.  Ethics workshops may never be online. Please refer to Licensing board rule 135-9.

TELEMENTAL HEALTH: Must meet GA Composite Board Rule 135-11. Presenters must have extensive TMH training in CV/resume/bio.

SUPERVISION: Must reference CPCS Code of Ethics and ethics codes/guidelines from ACA, AMHCA, GA Composite Board, and/or NBCC. 

  • ALL SUPERVISION CE Applications must indicate the REQUIRED CONTENT AREA
  • Choose one content area per workshop: Foundations, Models/Methods, Legal/Ethical OR Specialized/Advanced. 

 

Who can be a presenter?

A licensed, certified, or otherwise qualified professional. Proof of expertise in the topic being presented can be shown in the following ways:

  • CV, resume, or short biography depicting professional experience
  • List of academic or CE training
  • Awards/recognition of experience

 

What needs to be on my CE certificate?

CE CERTIFICATES MUST INCLUDE: 

  • Your Company Name
  • contact information
  • name of attendee
  • workshop title
  • presenter(s) name & credentials
  • date of event
  • location of event
  • type (Core or Ethics and/or TeleMental and/or Supervision
  • amount of CEs allotted
  • approval number
  • name of approving body
  • signature of authorized person on certificate
  • and the three (3) Objectives. 

View CE Certificate Template

View SUPERVISION CE Certificate Template

 

Why was my application denied?

Applications are denied for a few main reasons:

  • The content of the workshop was not clinical or in the scope of practice for an LPC (O.C.G.A 43-10A).  
    • We do not approve: Yoga, enneagram, Reiki, retreats, restorative practices; self-care focused on the therapist vs. the client; topics outside of LPC Scope of Practice (O.C.G.A 43-10A) or content not counseling/clinical in nature. As of August 28, 2017, LPCA no longer approves Mental Health First Aid (for adults or youth). The content is too general and primarily intended to educate the public, not clinicians.
  • The presenter was not qualified. The resume/bio/information provided about the presenter is reviewed in relation to the topic being presented. If you do not provide information about your ability to present on the topic, your application may be denied.

 

How early do I need to submit my application?

The earlier the better to avoid late fees, to allow the CE committee time to appropriately review your application, and for interested clinicians to learn of your approved event.

There is a late fee for applications submitted less than 3 weeks prior to the workshop date.

Please allow 7-10 business days for completed and paid applications to be reviewed and processed.

No post approval given; meaning we do not approve workshops for CEs after the workshop has occurred.

 

Can I advertise my event on the LPCA website?

Yes! The LPCA Website receives over 10,000 hits a month on the CE website.  It's very popular. Read more...

For LPCA members:

  • $25 fee for website listing on our calendar
  • $45 fee for E-newsletter Ad 
  • $65 fee for Home Page Listing under Announcements

For non-members:   

  • $45 fee for website listing on our calendar
  • $75 fee for E-newsletter Ad 
  • $115 fee for Home Page Listing under Announcements

 

What do I need to do after the event?

Submit a copy, via email, of your Attendance List/Sign-in Sheets, within 2 weeks following the workshop, to [email protected].

 

I have questions about the number of hours.

  • The approved number of hours, will be for the hours of instructional time in ¼ hour (15 minute) blocks.
  • Registration, breaks, and time for evaluations/CE certificates are not included.
  • When you submit your application, include a simple agenda for the workshop. This will help you request the appropriate number of hours and will help us in our review. If not listed, a 15-minute break will be assumed every 1.5 hours
  • Instructional Hours Example
    Begins 9:00 Ends: 10:30 1.5 hours
    Begins: 10:30 Ends: 10:45 Break
    Begins: 10:45 Ends: 12:15 1.5 hours
    Begins: 12:15 Ends: 1:15 Lunch
    Begins: 1:15 Ends: 2:45 1.5 hours
    Begins: 2:45 Ends: 3:00 Break
    Begins: 3:00 Ends: 4:30 1.5 hours (DO NOT INCLUDE time handing out CE Certificates)
    Total instructional hours: 6.0 hours

  • No more than twenty (20) hours per workshop can be approved due to Licensing Composite Board rule 135-9.
  • Conferences/conventions with multiple workshops and presenter maybe approved for more than 20 CE hours.
  • Attendees must attend the entire event. No late arrivals or early departures
  • CE are based on the entire clocked time. Do not give CE certificates to late attendees or those that leave early.
  • Do not use CEU (Units = 10 clock hours)

 

What If I need to change my workshop?

CE CHANGE NEEDED? Fill the the Request for Changes Form

  • For adding/changing dates
  • For changing locations
  • For changing from in-person to online; online to in-person
  • For going from Single Workshop to Multiple event  
  • Want to add / change dates . 

 

 Please remember, we don't make the rules, we just follow them. We appreciate your cooperation.

 For questions or concerns, email us at [email protected]