"After the first renewal, LVNs and PTs are required to certify under penalty of perjury, completion of 30 hours of CE within the two years immediately preceding the date of renewal. Courses must be related to the licensee's scope of practice. The licensee must retain the provider certificate for a period of 4 years and produce it if audited by the Board. A random audit of the current active licensed population is conducted. When audited, licensees are required to submit copies of the provider certificates. Those who have misrepresented CE compliance are referred to the Enforcement Unit for disciplinary action." - California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
This list of providers does not pretend to be comprehensive, nor is it listed in any particular order. It is compiled only as CE information finds its way to the CAPT webmaster. If you know of other sources - or you find errors on this page - please contact CAPT.
IMPORTANT: Courses are eligible for Psych Tech CE credit if they are:
If you're not sure whether a course is eligible for meeting your CE requirement, it's best to be safe by checking first with the BVNPT's nursing education staff at (916) 263-7843. Check out our recent Outreach magazine article on what counts toward CEUs.
CAPT does not endorse any of these providers. We have no connection with them, and we cannot answer any questions regarding their courses. For their latest course information, just write, email or phone them. And don't forget: Keep documentation of your completed CEUs for possible audits.
If you're a Psych Tech Assistant/CNA, find out about continuing education info, class providers in your area, step-by-step renewal instructions and more from the California Department of Public Health, your certification agency. And please check out these important CAPT reminders!
ClickPlay Continuing Education
|Company statement: "CLiCKPLAYceu makes it as easy as 1-2-3 to receive your continuing education." BVNPT Provider Approval Code #V10722. Their courses are acceptable for continuing education according to the BVNPT as long as the courses pertain to the Psych Tech scope of practice.|
|Medscape CME is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Their courses are acceptable for continuing education according to the BVNPT as long as the courses pertain to the Psych Tech scope of practice.|
California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians CEP V10498. Company statement: "Western Schools provides high-quality continuing education courses to help keep Psychiatric Technicians current with recent advances in the field.
National Center of Continuing Education Inc.
|Calif. Board of Registered Nursing CEP 1704. Company statement: "National Center of Continuing Education provides continuing education for Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals. We offer accredited quality home study courses in a convenient open-book format with prompt and courteous service that's guaranteed. Our Web site offers purchasing of courses by mail or completing some courses online."|
|GSC Home Study Courses
PO Box 1930
Brockton, MA 02303
Customer Service: (800) 231-7159
7 a.m. - 10 p.m. EST Mon - Fri
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST Sat
|Company statement: "GSC Home Study, proud to be celebrating its 20th year of service to health care professionals, is an international continuing education home study learning program that provides written home study continuing education courses to a broad professional audience. GSC offers courses that meet state continuing education requirements for nurses, social workers, counselors and therapists, psychiatric technicians, physical therapists, physical therapists assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapists assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, and certified and registered dental assistants."|
|Consultants for the Future
Nursing Continuing Education
4302 Kipling Avenue
Plant City, FL 33567
Phone: (800) 654-2387
Fax: (813) 754-4499
|Calif. Board of Registered Nursing CEP 442. Company statement: "Established in 1979, Consultants for the Future has become a leader of quality continuing education for over 25 years. Our courses offer interesting, up-to-date information, detailed explanations in an understandable style, and learning that is immediately useful and applicable. Our service is friendly, personal and prompt. Answer sheets are graded and certificates are returned to you within 24-hours of arrival in our office."|
|Company statement: "CEConnection is the largest collection of continuing education courses available online. CEConnection has high quality CE offerings that meet your license renewal needs and recertification requirements. CEConnection gives nurses hundreds of CE articles as well as online testing with instant results and certificates and a CE planner to help nurses keep their CE up-to-date."|
|BVNPT Provider Approval Code #V108107. Company statement: "PARfessionals is 'Reshaping the Faces of Recovery' as an approved continuing education provider, dedicated to offering quality and economical continuing education, peer support and networking opportunities for service providers in the mental health and addictions fields."|