About CE Sponsor Approval

The CE sponsor approval was created by APA to facilitate psychologists’ access to CE programs. It is the function of this office to oversee the process of organizations seeking to become APA-approved sponsors and offer continuing education to psychologists. The APA CE Sponsor Approval (CESA) and the APA Continuing Education Committee work together to establish, implement and regulate standards and policies. CESA ensures that the highest level of quality is maintained in program planning, management and delivery.

Annual Report Form

The annual report form (DOC, 49KB) is due at the same time as the annual fee invoice in years in which a renewal application is not due. The annual report form lists all activities offered by the sponsor in the previous year and must include a promotional piece for each corresponding program. Sponsors who have not offered any programs are still required to return the form. Failure to submit an annual report form will result in probation and, ultimately, in termination of approval.

Homestudy Application

If you offer or plan to offer homestudy programs and 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 in order 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).