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NMPA APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS
Organization: ___________________________________________________________________
Address:________________________________________________________________________
City ______________________________________ State ____________ Zip _____________
Phone: ____________________________________ Email: _______________________________
Contact person: ________________________________________________________________
Address if different: ______________________________________________________________
Phone if different: ____________________________ Email if different: ____________________
CE PROGRAM INFORMATION
Program Title: ___________________________________________________________________
Program Date: ________________ Location: ________________________ Time: ___________
Name(s) & Credentials of Presenter(s)__________________________________________________
(Please provide a vita for each presenter; three sets of all items must be presented unless emailed)
Person responsible for documentation of attendance & completion: ________________________
Phone: ______________________ Address:___________________________________________
Total number of hours of the presentation: _______Total number of CE hours requested:_______
Person responsible for ensuring ethical guidelines are followed: __________________________
Checklist:
[ ] Presenter(s) Vita(s)
[ ] Complete program description (brochure with registration form, if available)
 stating educational objectives
 provisions for confidentiality
 how the information is directly relevant to psychologists
[ ] Non-refundable application fee of $250 for applications payable online at
www.nmpsychology.org or mailed to: NMPA, 8205 Spain NE, Suite 202, Albuquerque, NM 87109
[ ] Form for sign-in
[ ] Form for program evaluation
Email application to [email protected] .
New Mexico Psychological Association
8205 Spain NE, Suite 202
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505-883-7376
NMPA APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS
Guidelines for Approval of Continuing Education Programs for Psychologists
The New Mexico Psychological Association (NMPA) is authorized by the State of New Mexico
Board of Psychologist Examiners to review for approval Category 1 Continuing Education Program
for psychologists. NMPA approval indicates that the program offered meets the criteria of a
Category I Continuing Education activity as defined by the State of New Mexico statutes and
regulations. Continuing Education Credit may be applied toward meeting requirements for renewal
of the psychologist's license. *
Continuing Education program approval is provided for a specific activity or program. It does not
indicate endorsement by NMPA of any organization. Unless specified in a written agreement, it does
not involve financial obligation by NMPA or on the part of NMPA. Through program approval,
NMPA approval assures that 1) the educational quality of the offering meets NMPA criteria, and 2)
the instructors meet training and full qualifications of their respective professions and have
documented expertise in the area of instruction.
I. Criteria:
A. Goals: Programs should be designed to meet the specific needs of postgraduate
professionals in the field of psychology.
B. Facilities: NMPA approval obligates the requesting organization to ensure that facilities
and materials are private enough to ensure confidentiality of any case materials that may
be part of the curriculum. Facilities should be accessible to physically challenged persons,
including the room in which the activity takes place, rest rooms, parking spaces, overnight
accommodations, and meeting rooms.
C. Instructors: Instructors will be recognized experts in their subject matter, as evidenced, for
example, by training, experience, publications, and/or academic or clinical appointments.
In addition, instructors should be competent teachers, as evidenced by reviews, reports of
previous presentations, or evaluation data. While NMPA recognizes that experts come
from many fields and educational backgrounds, NMPA reserves the right to require the
majority of faculty in any given offering to be doctoral level, especially if the program
content specifically relates to diagnostic or therapeutic skills.
D. Content: Programs must be relevant to psychological practice, theory, and method.
Programs must reflect up-to-date empirical, theoretical, and practice literature. We favor
programs that are directly relevant to psychological practice, which are based on empirical
research, and fall within the mainstream of standard practice.
E. Program Evaluation: There must be a procedure that assesses the participants' satisfaction
with the overall program and their degree of perceived (self-report) or achieved
(objective) learning of the program objectives.
F. Standards for Awarding Credit: Credit is awarded on the basis of 1 hour for each hour of
actual classroom or learning activity time. Credit cannot be given for time spent in breaks,
conducting organizational business, or the like. Verification of attendance (e.g., a sign-in
roster) is necessary. Participants must be given documentation stating the number of
credits earned. Participants must attend the entire program to receive credit. Partial credit
may not be awarded.
New Mexico Psychological Association
8205 Spain NE, Suite 202
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505-883-7376
NMPA APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS
G. Record Keeping: Application materials, NMPA letter of approval, attendance roster, and
program evaluations must be kept on file for 3 years by the organization receiving
approval. This will aid in documenting attendance in case of a Board of Psychologist
Examiners audit.
H. Ethics: Programs should conform to the presenting organization's ethical guidelines (e.g.,
APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists). In particular, provisions must be made to
ensure the confidentiality of all case materials and research subjects.
I. Promotion and Advertising: Participants must have access to the following information
before enrolling:
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Educational objectives
Intended audience and skill level
Schedule and format
Advisement of potentially stressful or upsetting case material
Advisement of the presentation of confidential material
Cost, refund and cancellation policy
Faculty credentials
Number of CE credits offered.
II. Procedures:
A. Approval of a program for CE credit through NMPA is based on review of an
application that describes the proposed program in detail including:
1.
Complete program description
2.
Educational objectives
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How the information is directly relevant to psychologists
4.
Provisions for confidentiality
5.
Name of the person responsible for ensuring that the organization's
ethical guidelines are followed
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Presenter name(s) and vita(e)
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Form for sign-in and program evaluation
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Number of CE hours requested
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Name of person responsible for maintaining documentation of participants'
attendance and completion
B. Email application materials in a single email with attachments to
[email protected] The application fee can be paid by credit card online or by
sending a check to NMPA.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AT LEAST 60 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT
for timely consideration.
C. The NMPA Continuing Education Review Committee meets monthly. Applications will
be reviewed at that time.
D. The proposed program must be planned, coordinated, administered, and evaluated in
terms of specific educational objectives and designed specifically to meet the continuing
education needs of psychologists
E. Programs are defined as a single topic presentation and approved for a one-time
presentation only.
New Mexico Psychological Association
8205 Spain NE, Suite 202
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505-883-7376
NMPA APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS
1. If the program is one seminar or workshop, given in one or two days, or over a
short period of time on consecutive days, it will be considered as one program.
Complete the application for the program as directed and submit fee.
2. If the program is a series of brief sessions covering a single topic, it will be
considered as one program. Complete the application for the complete series,
attaching a list of specific dates, topic breakout, and faculty for each session, and
submit the fee.
3. For multiple topics and educational formats (i.e., multiple programs) complete a
separate application for each program that includes objectives, instructional
methods, and evaluation procedures, and submit a separate fee for each program
to be reviewed.
If a program is repeated within 6 months (with the same faculty), an extension of the previous
approval may be requested by sending a letter to NMPA stating the new date of the program. After 6
months, a new application for program approval must be completed and submitted to NMPA along
with the $250 application fee.
For further information, please call NMPA at (505) 883-7376
*The State of New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners maintains its authority and
responsibility to ensure compliance with the continuing education requirement as a condition of
renewal of licensure.
New Mexico Psychological Association
8205 Spain NE, Suite 202
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505-883-7376
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