No. of Professional Development Hours Required for those Transitioning to Biennial Renewal
In case you had questions about CE requirements on your initial biennial renewal, see below some clarifying comments that have been forwarded from the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council:
The Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists adopted a change to its renewal rule at its August 15th meeting whereby effective November 2019 the renewal period for licenses will change from one year to two years, i.e. biennial renewal. This rule change also mandates that all licenses must be renewed via the Board’s online licensing system; paper renewal forms will no longer be accepted.
To facilitate the transition to biennial renewal, the Board will, over the course of one year, randomly select one-half of the licensees renewing each month, and require those licensees to renew their license(s) for two years. Licensees selected for biennial renewal will note an increase in the amount of their renewal fee(s). However, the number of professional development hours required for the initial biennial renewal will remain at 20 hours but will increase to 40 hours for all renewals thereafter.
Those licensees not selected for biennial renewal during this first year will be required to begin renewing their license(s) on a biennial basis at their next renewal date. Again though, the number of professional development hours required for the initial biennial renewal will remain at 20 hours but will increase to 40 hours for all renewals thereafter.
With questions, please contact Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council here.