Resources for Sponsors of CE Programming
Thanks to all the sponsors and applicants. We are no longer using electronic submission, and have returned to a paper-based process. To apply, please send the application (DOC, 1MB) and three copies to:
Office of CE Sponsor Approval
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
The application (for informational purposes only) is also available as a PDF for download (PDF, 235KB).
Fall 2014 Applications
Fall application deadline: Aug. 1, 2014.
Applications and payments will not be accepted prior to Jun. 1, 2014.
Late applications are accepted with applicable late fee no later than Aug. 8, 2014.
Spring 2015 Applications
Spring application deadline: Feb. 20, 2015.
Applications and payments will not be accepted prior to Jan. 1, 2015.
Late applications are accepted with applicable late fee no later than Feb. 27, 2015.
For Approved Sponsors Only
Homestudy Application (PDF, 95KB) — If you plan to offer homestudy programs but did not complete the homestudy information in the original application, you must submit a homestudy application to the Office of CE Sponsor Approval for review. The homestudy application fee is $100, and must accompany the homestudy application to be considered.
Effective June 1, 2014, homestudy applications will only be accepted and reviewed during the two regularly scheduled review cycles. Please see "CESA Applications" for the next application due date(s).
Icon for Approved CE Sponsors
The CESA icon is a way to distinguish and promote sponsors who have approved CE sponsor status, so that it can be clearly noted in your promotional materials and websites that you have been recognized by APA for delivering high-quality education. Please visit the CESA icon webpage to obtain the icon and additional information about its appropriate use.
In August 2012, the APA Council of Representatives approved the revised “Approval of Sponsors of Continuing Education for Psychologists: Policies and Procedures.” The APA Office of CE Sponsor Approval, the Continuing Education Committee and all organizations that are approved or interested in approval by the APA will be operating under the revised policies. The standards of the Office of CE Sponsor Approval System have not been changed.
In February 2009, the APA Council of Representatives approved the revised “Standards and Criteria for Approval of Sponsors of Continuing Education for Psychologists.”
Standards and Criteria (PDF, 149KB)
(Education and Technical Assistance)