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Continuing Education Info for Conferences

When you register as a Professional for a conference sponsored by Social Thinking (i.e., the conference has a dedicated page on our website) you gain access to continuing education (CE) credit at no additional cost. Find your profession below to learn about your CE options. Each day-long course provides 6 hours of instruction and each attendee will be given a certificate of attendance and a course agenda as proof of participation. If you’re familiar with the Social Thinking Methodology, you may also be eligible to access CE credit by participating in our popular three-day Clinical Training Program. For information about CE credit offered by conferences NOT sponsored by Social Thinking, please contact the sponsoring organization.


We are proud to provide access to continuing education credit for:

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Educators
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Clinical and School Psychologists
  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts
  • ...and others!


Contact your licensing and/or certification organization
We are approved to offer access to CE credit in many instances. Because state requirements can change without notice, we recommend contacting your regulatory board or licensing organization to verify course approval to be 100% confident you can earn CE credit for our courses. Please note that licensing and/or certification organizations have varying requirements that must be fulfilled to earn CE credit for attending a continuing education event.


If your profession is not listed below, we recommend you contact your licensing organization to determine whether they will approve our courses. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and agenda for each course as proof of participation.


Requests for Replacement Paperwork


If you need to replace lost paperwork (such as a certificate of attendance, agenda, etc.) from a conference you attended in the past, please contact conferences@socialthinking.com. There is a $40 administrative fee to help cover the time spent searching our archives to locate the requested information. Payment is required before we release the requested information; we accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.



Continuing Education Credit by Profession (in alphabetical order)


BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS (BCBAs)


Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and agenda for each course as proof of participation. Each day-long course provides 6 hours of instruction.

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Social Thinking is not an approved BACB provider; however, BCBAs may still access CEUs by attending Social Thinking conferences. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) allows up to 25% of required CEUs for a BCBA certification cycle to be obtained from unapproved events. The BACB recognizes 50 minutes of conference time to equal 1 CEU, therefore each Social Thinking course is offered for 7 CEUs per day.


COUNSELORS


Professions included under this category:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors
  • Certified Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Associate Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors

Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and agenda for each course as proof of participation. Each day-long course provides 6 hours of instruction.


Contact your licensing and/or certification organization: We are approved to offer CE credit in many instances. Because requirements can change without notice, we recommend contacting your licensing and/or certification organization to verify CE credit for our courses.

NBCC

United States
Most states: Each course is offered to counselors for 6 clock hours toward National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) credit except where noted below. Social Thinking has been designated by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) No. 6685. Social Thinking is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


States that typically accept CE hours for courses approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors:

  • All U.S. states except MT, NY, NV, OK

States that typically accept CE hours for courses approved by other organizations:

  • MA: Normally accepts CE hours for courses approved through Commonwealth Educational Seminars


EDUCATORS


Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and agenda for each course as proof of participation. Each day-long course provides 6 hours of instruction.


United States
Most states: To apply for continuing education credit for our courses, submit your certificate of attendance and agenda documents to your district or employer after the conference has taken place.


The following states have additional or separate procedures for applying for CE credit:

  • Illinois: Our courses are pre-approved for professional development hours in partnership with Elmhurst College Provider #100249. ISBE evidence forms will be available for pickup at the conference registration table, this is your proof of attendance for CE purposes. At the end of each course, please complete evaluation forms and place them in the ISBE evaluations collection box.

 

  • Massachusetts: In addition to offering CE hours, Social Thinking is an approved PD Provider #2017F007 with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. To be eligible for PDPs, you must attend at least two of our 6-hour courses within the same conference. To apply for PDPs, fill out a form at the conference registration table.

 

  • New York: Submit the following documents to your district or employer after the conference: course description and objectives (available at the bottom of this page), certificate of attendance, and course agenda.

 

  • Ohio: Fill out the Contact Hour Verification Form available at the conference registration table and submit it to your district or employer after the conference.

 

  • Oregon: Before attending the conference, request approval for PDU credit from your district or employer.

 

  • Pennsylvania: Social Thinking courses are offered for Act 48 hours, 6 hours per course. To apply for Act 48 hours for attending our conference, visit www.bucksiu.org.

 

  • Texas: Social Thinking is an approved Continuing Education Provider CPE# 901965 with the Texas Education Agency. Pick up a certificate from the registration table each day and submit it to your employer to apply for CE credit.

 

  • Washington: We offer Washington state clock hours and vocational clock hours, 6 clock hours per course! To apply for clock hours, fill out an in-service registration form from the registration table and mail it along with the clock hour registration fee according to instruction on the form.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS (OTs)


Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and agenda for each course as proof of participation. Each day-long course provides 6 hours of instruction.


Contact your licensing and/or certification organization: To see if you can earn continuing education credit for our courses we recommend contacting your licensing and/or certification organization. Many states accept CE hours for our courses; however, Social Thinking is not an AOTA-approved provider.


United States
States that are likely to accept CE hours for our courses after the conference:

  • AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NJ, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington DC

States that require participants to submit the course for approval before the event to accept CE hours for attendance:

  • IL, LA (for live events only), NM, ND, VT

States that are unlikely to accept CE hours for our courses:

  • The states not listed in either category above require the attendance of AOTA-approved courses to earn CE credit. Unfortunately, Social Thinking is not an AOTA-approved provider.

Canada
To apply for CEEs for our courses, submit the certificate of attendance and agenda provided at the conference to your licensing organization. Each course is offered for 6 CEEs.


PSYCHOLOGISTS (CLINICAL & SCHOOL)


Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and an agenda for each course as proof of participation. Each day-long course provides 6 hours of instruction.


Contact your licensing and/or certification organization: We are approved to offer CE credit in many instances. Because requirements can change without notice, we recommend contacting your licensing and/or certification organization to verify CE credit for our courses.


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All states: Social Thinking courses are approved for APA credit through our partnership with Commonwealth Educational Seminars. If you are not affiliated with APA, inquire with your respective state board to see if you can earn CE credit by attending our courses. It might help to tell them the courses are approved for APA credit.


SOCIAL WORKERS


Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and an agenda for each course as proof of participation. Each day-long course provides 6 hours of instruction.


Contact your licensing and/or certification organization: We are approved to offer continuing education credit in many U.S. states and Canadian provinces; however, because requirements can change without notice, we recommend contacting your licensing and/or certification organization to verify course approval to be 100% confident you can earn CE credit for our courses. If you work in a location not listed, we recommend contacting your board to determine course approval.


United States & Canada
Social Thinking courses are available for continuing education credit in partnership with Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES). CES, provider #1117, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education credit by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approval Continuing Education (ACE) Program. CES maintains responsibility for these programs.


United States – as of January 2018

States that typically accept CE hours for courses approved by Commonwealth Educational Seminars:

  • Al, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY, Virgin Islands

States that typically accept CE hours for courses approved by other organizations:

  • NY: Social Thinking, Inc., SW CPE, is recognized by New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0334. Each course is offered for 6 contact hours.

Canada – as of January 2018
Provinces that typically accept CE hours for courses approved by Commonwealth Educational Seminars:

  • Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS (SLPs)


Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and an agenda for each course as proof of participation. Each day-long course provides 6 hours of instruction.


United States & Global ASHA Affiliates
All states: We are an approved continuing education provider through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), each course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs. To apply for ASHA CEUs, fill out an ASHA registration form and sign in and out each day of the conference you attend. Remember to bring your ASHA number to include on the form!

If you maintain your own CE hours, your certificate of attendance qualifies as your verification of attendance form.

ASHA

Each conference course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

The full Providers' Conference is offered for up to 1.8 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). Each day is available for 0.6 ASHA CEUs.


California: Michelle Garcia Winner is an approved Continuing Professional Development Provider by the Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board for state of California SLPs (PDP 54) (6 hours per day).


Canada
To apply for CEEs, submit the certificate of attendance and agenda to your licensing organization. Each course is offered for 6 CEEs.


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EARN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT


We have an arrangement unique to students at the University of the Pacific wherein conference attendees can earn credit toward up to 3 semester units of Graduate-Level Professional Development for work related to or inspired by Social Thinking training events. Learn more here, or by contacting Courses4Teachers at (925) 837-3817 or Courses4Teachers@Courses4Teachers.net.

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