The California Board of Behavior Sciences (BBS) was a recognized approval agency for continuing education providers, but as of December 31, 2015 they are no longer authorized to approve or renew continuing education providers. According to the BBS website, "new regulations will discontinue the Board’s authority to approve or renew continuing education providers." Because of this, GoodTherapy.org's CE events in 2016 and beyond will not be approved by the BBS. However, CE certificates issued for GoodTherapy.org CE events prior to December 31, 2015 will retain information about GoodTherapy.org's past BBS approval. GoodTherapy.org's BBS-issued provider number was 4678.
GoodTherapy.org's Continuing Education Program is still board-approved by several other agencies, including the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). The BBS website states that licensees may continue to obtain continuing education hours from the APA, the NBCC, the ASWB, or continuing education providers that have been approved or registered by these Board-recognized approval agencies. Thus, if you are a member of GoodTherapy.org, you will still receive continuing education credits for the events you attend.
GoodTherapy.org is approved to provide continuing education by the National Board for Certified Counselors, the Association for Addiction Professionals, and the Association of Social Work Boards through their Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org's CE events are also approved by the American Psychological Association for psychologists and the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work; APA approval applies to all CE events from May 2011 or beyond, while NY SED approval applies to all CE events live and archived.
American Psychological Association (APA) provider No. 26217774
Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) provider No. 135463
Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education (ACE) provider No. 1352
- National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) provider No. 6380
- New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work (NYSED) provider No. 0395
If you have questions about GoodTherapy.org's CE offerings, please email us or call our support team at 888-563-2112 ext. 2 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern). Thank you!