Continuing Education Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who is providing CE credits?

CE Credits are offered through the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, approved by the California Psychological Association (Provider Approval # CEN034) and the California State Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP 03548) to provide CE credits to eligible licensed clinicians.

What licenses are eligible to receive CE credits?

Only specific licenses can receive CE credits through the San Francisco Bay Area Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center: psychologists, MFTs, and LCSWs. Only clinicians licensed in the state of California qualify for CE credits for trainings offered through MHASF.

When can I register for CE credits?

You can register for CE credits up to 24 hours before the training begins. We will not be able to accept on-site registration for CE credits. You will be prompted to register for CE credits a) during the registration process for the course you are attending; and b) in the reminder email sent about one week before the course begins.

Where do I register and pay for for CE credits?

You can register online for CE credits. You may pay by credit card online or by check after requesting an invoice. Please review the CE credits registration form carefully to make sure you have selected the proper payment method. Fees for CE credits are not included in standard registration prices. Because many people will use separate payment methods for standard registration fees and CE fees, there is a separate CE registration form from the course registration form.

How much are CE credits?

CE credits are $7 per unit. For a 6.0 unit course, the total fees are $42.00.

What is the process for receiving CE credits?

In order to receive CE credits, you must complete all of the following steps:

  • On your license renewal date, your licensing board will request documentation for the CE credits you have completed. Submit your CE Certificate of completion to your licensing board. If you misplace your certificate, you can contact the Training Institute to arrange a copy to be sent to you.
  • Receive your CE Certificate of Completion from Dr. Tompkins.
  • At the end of the course, sign out on the CE sign-in sheet at registration. You may not sign out early.
  • When you arrive on the day of the course, sign into the CE sign-in sheet at registration. You may not sign in more than 15 minutes after the start of the presentation.
  • Register online to receive CE credits for the course you are taking.
  • Register online for the course you are taking.
  • You may only register on site for a course if the training is not listed as closed due to full registration.

Are there any refunds for CE credits?

You will receive a full refund for CE credits if you cancel the course no later than 24 hours before the start of the course. You will receive a prorated refund for your registration fees depending on when you cancel your registration (see Cancellations and Refunds for more information).

What happens if I don’t complete all the requirements for receiving CE credits?

It is your responsibility to meet all requirements to receive CE credits. You will not be refunded your CE registration fees if you do not complete the course requirements.

Who do I contact with any questions about CE credits?

If you have questions about receiving your CE certificate of completion, contact the Training Institute. You can email the Training Institute at or call at 415-421-2926. If you have questions about documentation or licensing requirements as a clinician, you should contact your licensing board.

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