The Counseling Center is not currently accepting applications for CE co-sponsorship.
The Georgia State University Counseling Center (GSUCC) provides continuing education programs for psychologists and other mental health professionals and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education programming. As an approved sponsor, the GSUCC offers the opportunity for the public, institutions and other organizations to offer CE training through our co-sponsor program. To apply for CE co-sponsorship, a completed co-sponsor application is required for evaluation and approval by the continuing education committee. Fees are expected at the time of the application. Click here to submit your application.
- One-day workshops requiring one CE Certificate. $250 flat fee (1-6 hours of CE)
- Workshop series requiring ONE CE certificate. (The definition of a “series” is a group of workshops for which there is one registration and the same attendees throughout, and for which only one CE Certificate will be awarded at the end of the series. All sessions of the series must meet all APA criteria. $350 flat fee (1-15 hours of CE) $500 (16 or more hours of CE)
- Conferences requiring ONE CE certificate. Attendance at the entire conference is required. All workshops must meet APA criteria. $350 flat fee (1-15 hours of CE) $500 (16 or more hours of CE)
- Conferences where multiple individual workshops are offered requiring multiple certificates. $500 flat fee (1-15 hours of CE) $125 flat fee (Each additional application applying for 1-3 hours of CE
- A full CV/VITA is required for each instructor/presenter. Instructors must be knowledgeable and qualified to convey the material effectively. The selection committee will consider factors such as the education of the presenter, years of experience, peer-reviewed trainer designation and scholarly research when approving programs for CE sponsorship.
- A narrative for each seminar/workshop to include the program format (conference, workshop, panel) and delivery method ( in-person, online) for the programming.
- A minimum of three learning objectives for each seminar.
- Citation of at least three related and current published research studies from peer-reviewed sources. Research materials can be in the form of a journal article or book but should be cited in APA format.
- Statement regarding any potential or known conflicts of interest and/or commercial support for the CE program, presentation, or instructor OR statement that there are none.
- Seminar evaluation for each seminar/workshop.
- Evidence/example of the attendance reporting form collecting attendee data or plan for attendance reporting for each seminar/program.
- Example of CE certificate for each event.
A review of marketing collateral is required; collateral should be submitted with the CE application.
- The APA requires that advertising materials make evident any potential or known conflict of interest and/or commercial support for the CE program, presentation, or instructor OR state that there are none and that certain information is conveyed to participants:
- This statement is required to be on the materials: “Georgia State University Counseling Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Georgia State University Counseling Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.”
- Sponsors must make all CE programs accessible to individuals with disabilities, according to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The information about how to gain access should be on the materials.
Your evaluation should be objective and provide feedback to the instructors so that future programs may be improved. The evaluation is not for grading participants. The following must be evaluated:
- Achievement of each event objective (minimum of three questions)
- Each Instructor’s level of knowledge and expertise
- Each Instructor’s ability to convey knowledge
- Participants’ satisfaction with the presentation
- Participants’ overall satisfaction with the presentation
- Adequacy of the physical facilities
In addition, every evaluation form must include verbatim with the following two questions and anchors (scale endpoints).
- How much did you learn as a result of this CE program?
(1 – Very Little – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – Great deal)
- How useful was the content of this CE program for your practice or other professional development?
(1 – Not useful – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – Extremely useful)
Evaluation requires the items previously cited however the evaluation does not have to be limited to these questions only.
Your organization is responsible for creating and awarding documentation to participants indicating satisfactory completion of the event. Awarding of this documentation is not for the participation alone but also for the evaluation of the learning event as well. Credit may only be given for complete attendance. Participants may not arrive more than 15 minutes late to the training and still receive credit. Partial credit is not available for long or multi-day training. If the event is made up of multiple trainings (conference style) and if attendance and evaluations are recorded for each part, credit can vary. The CE certificate must also contain the following language verbatim:
“Georgia State University Counseling Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Georgia State University Counseling Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.”
In the week following your event, a list of attendees including their licensure number is required. Since full attendance is required for all CE activities, you must have a method for ensuring full attendance (sign-in/sign-out sheets, room monitors or using an electronic sign-in and out). We are aware that individuals will occasionally arrive late or leave early from a CE program. Sponsors should, within reason, evaluate each situation on a case-by-case basis when considering full attendance and the awarding of credit.
A summary and analysis of evaluation results are to be submitted following the event.
Your organization is responsible for creating and awarding documentation to participants indicating satisfactory completion of the event. Awarding of this documentation is not for the participation alone but also for the evaluation of the learning event as well. Credit may only be given for complete attendance.