Do you want to present a workshop for NCPA? 

NCPA's Continuing Education Committee strives to offer a variety of programs year-round. 

What is the
 Application Process?

  • Complete our Continuing Education Proposal (click here to access).  You must complete this form in order for the Continuing Education (CE) Committee to review.  The CE Committee will not review flyers, brochures, etc.  
  • Acceptance will be based on, but not limited to, member demand, presenter availability, venue availability, timeliness and relevance of the topic, and presenter credentials. 
  • Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis by the CE Committee.

  • Invitations to present will come on a rolling basis from NCPA staff or CE Committee members.  
  • Please direct questions about this application process to Karen Gray via email.  

Continuing Education APA Sponsor Requirements
:  As a reminder, NCPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NCPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  As an APA-approved sponsor, all programs are reviewed for appropriateness and quality by the NCPA CE Committee.


Cultural competency courses must develop the participant’s knowledge, awareness, skills, and capacity to identify, understand, and respect the multicultural and diverse aspects of populations including race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, and religious/spiritual orientation. Cultural aspects refer to a population’s unique beliefs, values, customs, languages, abilities, and traditions.

NCPA supports programs that allow for the interaction of participants. Presenters are encouraged to provide handouts. 

NCPA requires all courses to be:

  • pertinent to the theory, practice, and methodology of psychology
  • taught at the post-licensure level/graduate level
  • enable a psychologist to provide better psychological care to patients


North Carolina Psychology Board's Continuing Education Requirements: 
Psychologists must complete 24 hours of continuing education every 2 years, with 3 of those hours meeting the ethics / legal requirements (ethical and legal issues in the professional practice of psychology). 

Approximately one learning objective per hour of content each hour is required. Please provide a list of objective and measurable learning objectives.  A minimum of 3 learning objectives is required for a 3-hour presentation and a minimum of 6 is required for a 6-hour presentation.   

Learning objectives must be measurable and observable behaviors; focused on the learner; use action verbs.

USE action words: list, describe, explain, assess, critique, demonstrate, discuss, apply, utilize, summarize.
DO NOT use the words like know, understand, learn, become familiar with, learn, gain awareness, etc. as these cannot be observed and measured.

Further information about learning objectives is available in Appendix C on the NCPA website at:   Learning objectives are statements that clearly describe what the learned will know or be able to do as a result of having attended this program.

Workshop wanting ethics / legal credit must have associated learning objectives that clearly indicate a focus on ethical/legal issues. 

At a minimum, at least three literature references (from the past ten years) are required. All reference must be in the newest APA format - 7th edition from 2020.

Please email our Director of Membership and Continuing Education: Karen Gray