Updates to the CE Sponsor Approval System

In February 2009, the APA Council of Representatives approved the revised Standards and Criteria for Approval of Sponsors of Continuing Education for Psychologists. The new Standards are effective as of March 1, 2009 , and the application form has also been revised to reflect the revision. The procedures of the Sponsor Approval System have not been changed.

The Committee and Sponsor Approval System office is committed to making the transition to the new Standards as painless as possible. Therefore, we are providing for you a brief overview and substantive supporting documents.

Standards and Criteria

In Standard D1 of the revised manual the language for D.1.2 has been changed to read:

1.2. Program content has been supported using established research procedures and scientific scrutiny.


Within the Application various components were updated. Included in this update were revisions to sample documents and additional questions were added to aid in the successful completion of the application.