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Your institute may benefit by offering continuing education programs in co-sponsorship with naap


NAAP offers Continuing Education Credits through the American Psychological Association. The following is a summary of the application materials you must submit to NAAP in order to offer CECs through NAAP.


Application materials and/or criteria for approval of a co-sponsored event offering CECs 


- Completed letter of agreement
- Promotional material: description of event (what will eventually appear in brochure)


Event description/Promotional material must include the following: 

  • •Educational/learning objectives
  • •Content of program clearly planned
  • •Participants for whom activity is intended
  • •Learning must be postgraduate in nature
  • •Format and schedule including beginning and end times of event Cost, refund/cancellation policy
  • •Faculty credentials
  • •Number of CECs offered (1hour = 1 CEC, not CEU). Program must be at least one hour in duration.


The following statement must be included in all advertising, exactly as follows (no changes allowed):

This program is being co-sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) and the [name of co-sponsoring organization]. NAAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NAAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Instructors for the program or activity must be qualified both from the point of view of their knowledge of the area and their ability to convey material successfully.

Curriculum vitae/resumes of instructors must be included.

Evaluation form to be used at completion of program (NAAP has sample).


Learning must be evaluated by your organization. This evaluation may be objective or subjective. This is for the purpose of giving feedback to the instructors so that future programs may be improved. The participants' satisfaction with the presentation must be measured through the use of an evaluation form. The instructor's ability to convey knowledge is to be assessed.

Certificate of Completion (NAAP has sample).

Documentation of credit in certificate form will be awarded to participants who wish CE credits indicating satisfactory completion of the activity. This documentation must be awarded not for participation alone but also for the evaluation of the learning process and participant satisfaction as indicated above. This should be given to participants at the end of the activity and after completion of the evaluation form.

A grievance policy must be agreed upon between NAAP and the organization wishing to co-sponsor. This policy does not need to be included in your promotional materials. There must be adherence to the Ethical Principles of Psychologists.

Please submit:

- 5 copies of entire application package
- Processing fee of $125 per program, to:

Continuing Education Office
80 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1501
New York, NY 10011

After completion of the event, please send the following to NAAP (must be sent within 45 days of completion of event):

- List of attendees, specifying how many psychologists, social workers, candidates, etc., and which ones registered for Continuing Education Credits. For those requesting CECs, please include attendees' social security numbers.

- Copies of completed evaluation forms.