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§ 1887.4.3. Acceptable Continuing Education Providers and Responsibilities.

16 CA ADC § 1887.4.3Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: July 1, 2023

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 18. Board of Behavioral Sciences (Refs & Annos)
Article 8. Continuing Education Requirements for Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Educational Psychologists, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors
Effective: July 1, 2023
16 CCR § 1887.4.3
§ 1887.4.3. Acceptable Continuing Education Providers and Responsibilities.
(a) A continuing education provider shall be one of the following:
(1) An accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code;
(2) A board-recognized approval agency or a continuing education provider that has been approved or registered by a board-recognized approval agency for continuing education; or
(3) A professional association that is recognized by the board as a continuing education provider. The following professional associations are recognized by the board as continuing education providers:
(A) American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
(B) American Counseling Association (ACA)
(C) California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)
(D) California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
(E) California Association of School Psychologists (CASP)
(F) California Counseling Association (CCA)
(G) California Psychological Association (CPA)
(H) California Society for Clinical Social Work (CSCSW)
(I) National Association of Social Workers-California Chapter (NASW-CA)
(b) Each provider shall ensure that each continuing education course complies with the requirements of section 1887.4.0.
(c) Each provider shall furnish each licensee a record of course completion as defined in section 1887.11.0.
(d) Each provider shall maintain records of completion of their continuing education courses for four (4) years as defined in section 1887.12(b). Credit hours awarded shall be in compliance with section 1887.5.
(e) Each provider shall have a methodology for determining the credit hours awarded for the completion of continuing education courses.
(f) No provider shall discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity on the basis of gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, or age, or other prohibited basis.
(g) No provider shall promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based upon current accepted standards of practice.
(h) Each provider must be able to demonstrate that their programs train licensees to treat any client in an ethical and clinically sound manner consistent with the code of ethics of their accrediting agency, approval agency, or professional association.
(i) Each provider must have written policies and procedures for grievance resolution and must respond to grievances from course attendees, regulatory boards, or their governing accreditation agency in a timely manner.
(j) When a provider works with another party on the development, distribution, and/or presentation of a continuing education course (joint sponsorship), there shall be procedures to identify and document the functions of each participating party.
(k) Each provider is responsible for meeting all applicable local, state and federal standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213 (2008).
(l) Each provider shall submit all documents related to an audit of course material to the approval agency or the board upon written request.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 4980.60 and 4990.20, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 4980.54, 4989.34, 4996.22 and 4999.76, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 9-16-2014. Adoption of section text operative 1-1-2015; regulatory provisions contained within operative July 1-1-2015 (Register 2014, No. 38).
2. Change without regulatory effect amending section heading filed 3-21-2017 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2017, No. 12).
3. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 8-8-2022; operative 7-1-2023 (Register 2022, No. 32).
This database is current through 2/23/24 Register 2024, No. 8.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 1887.4.3, 16 CA ADC § 1887.4.3
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