Please read the following information regarding CE requirements:
Certificates of attendance are suitable for use to meet professional development requirements for educators and clinicians. Attendees can earn 15 contact hours of credit by attending the three-day conference. An additional 4 hours of credit are available for educators and some clinicians for attending pre-conference workshops for a total of 19 hours. The conference is 15 contact hours = 1.50 CEU or CEs and the pre-conference workshops are for .40 CEU or CEs. Psychologists must pick up an APA evaluation form at the conference Help/Information Desk.
In order to receive any professional development credits, you must do three things at the conference:
1) Sign in on your first day of the conference when you do check-in registration,
2) Sign out on the last day of the conference,
3) Fill out the evaluation/learning outcomes questionnaire in your program book and leave the form at the conference registration desk on your last day at the conference. Certificates will be emailed to you four weeks after the conference.
Psychologists and School Psychologists must complete the special evaluation form which is available at the Help Desk.
You can also receive additional credits by writing a paper on how you applied what you learned. For more details and questions, contact the CE Director, Kristin Dunay at (781) 449-4010 ext. 104.
CE Available Credits:
Credits for Speech/Language Pathologists:
Public Information Resources, Inc. (PIRI), the producers of the Learning & Brain conferences, is an approved provider of ASHA CEUs. The conference will be offered for 1.5 CEUs and the pre-conference workshops for 0.4 CEUS. Please check here this spring for details.
Credits for Psychologists and School Psychologists:
Public Information Resources, Inc. (PIRI), the producers of the Learning & the Brain conferences, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PIRI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Psychologists and school psychologists must complete a special APA approved evaluation form in order to receive credit. This evaluation form will include your evaluation of the achievement of discrete learning outcomes for each conference session and well as an overall evaluation of the course's application to your post-doctoral work in psychology.
Credits for Educators: State Department of Education:
PIRI is able to provide credits that qualify for the education departments in most states and are accepted by most districts. You may wish to check whether your state's Department of Education requires a special approved provider status. PIRI is a specifically approved provider in the Departments of Education in the states of CT, TX, GA, and NY.
Effective 07/27/2018, PIRI is a NYSED Approved CTLE Sponsor.
Credits for Social Workers:
Public Information Resources, Inc., has applied for 16 Category I credits to social workers through the Collaborative of the National Association of Social Workers - MA Chapter (NASW-MA) and both the Boston College and the Simmons College Schools of Social Work. **Please check with your state chapter to ensure that these credits are applicable to your state standards.
Apply to Your Own Professional Organization/District for Credits (CE credits):
Public Information Resources, Inc. (PIRI) may not be approved by your professional organization to offer continuing education credits. However, you can submit your own request to your organization for approval to receive credits at the conference. Simply submit the following documents to your organization to request CE approval. Print the Conference Program and Schedule, Conference Brochure, and the Evaluation Form sample documents and submit them to you organization or district for approval.
If you would like us to apply for credits with a specific organization, please contact CE Director, Kristin Dunay at (781) 449-4010 ext. 104.