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Lifelong Learning & Professional Development

Support your professional development with Lifelong Learning & Professional Development continuing education courses.

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Overview

If you are looking to continue your higher education and excel in your career, Lifelong Learning & Professional Development (formally Continuing Education) is a great place to start. Alliant Lifelong Learning & Professional Development programs will support your professional development while fulfilling the mandatory California Board of Psychology and California Board of Behavioral Sciences licensure requirements. Our programs are designed to help psychologists, marriage and family therapists, clinical counselors, clinical social workers, and others advance in their respective professional environments. Lifelong Learning & Professional Development psychology courses are delivered online and in a classroom format.

To view a list of courses and register for our psychology program, visit the Alliant Lifelong Learning & Professional Development (formally Continuing Education) website.

 

VISIT THE Lifelong Learning & Professional Development WEBSITE

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About Lifelong Learning & Professional Development

About Lifelong Learning & Professional Development

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Accreditation

Alliant International University Lifelong Learning & Professional Development program is approved by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant International University maintains responsibility for its Lifelong Learning & Professional Development programs and content.
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for LPCCs, MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE234)
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for nurses (provider # CEP17538

 

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Licensure Requirements

To find out which classes are required for your licensure renewal or initial licensure, please visit the appropriate Board website:

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Interested in Teaching a Continuing Education Course

Here is a more detailed description of what we need for a potential continuing education unit or course:

New course proposals are submitted to an advisory committee on a rotating basis for review and must meet the following basic criteria:

  • APA-sponsored CEs are accepted by other mental health professional licenses depending on the state.
  • Courses must be pertinent to the theory, practice, and methodology of psychology; must be taught at the post-doctoral level; and must enable a psychologist to provide better psychological care to the consumer.
  • Materials submitted must clearly demonstrate how the course meets these requirements.

1. Title of CE and CE Information.

Please complete the APA Promotional Material Document.

2. Syllabus/Time Outline

A detailed syllabus with an hour-by-hour time outline of workshop activities, breaks, lunch, etc. This outline should identify exactly what will be covered in the presentation and how much time will be spent on each item. For presentations of 6 hours and over, you may include two 15-minute breaks in your total instructional time; one break for presentations less than 6 hours.

3. Curriculum Vitae

Each presenter’s complete CV.

4. Post-Test (for Online programs Only)

This is a means for participants to gauge what they have learned from the presentation. It can take the form of multiple-choice questions, short answers, etc. It is best to have one post-test question per hour of instruction. Please find attached “Guidance for Crating Post Tests”.

5. Guidance for Writing Behavioral Learning Objectives 

Please kindly note that APA does not support the use of behavioral learning objectives that cannot be measured in a CE (know, understand, learn, appreciate, become aware of, become familiar with, consider, understand, etc.), and these objectives must be stated in measurable terms. For example, "be sensitive to", "foster", and "be knowledgeable of" are not measurable terms.  Please refer to the attached Guidelines for Writing Behavioral Learning Objectives or through https://www.apa.org/ed/sponsor/resources/index.aspx.

For Emotionally Focused Therapy: Supervision / Emotionally Focused Therapy: Core Skills:
Rather than a description of topics to be covered, learning objectives should clearly define what the participant will know or be able to do as a result of having attended the program, and these objectives must be stated in measurable terms. For example, "be sensitive to", "foster", and "be knowledgeable of" are not measurable terms. Please refer to the Guidelines for Writing Behavioral Learning Objectives at https://www.apa.org/ed/sponsor/resources/index.aspx.

6. Evaluation Form – Alliant CE – Instructions.  Please complete below requested and submit with proposal packet 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Complete the top section: CE Program Title, number of CEs, Date(s), Instructor(s).
  2. Add the Program Objectives under 1.  
    1. Add/remove rows as necessary to accommodate all objectives.  
    2. For 10-unit CEs and above, please list a minimum of eight PLOs.  
    3. Learning objectives should clearly define what the participant will know or be able to do as a result of having attended the program, and these objectives must be stated in measurable terms. For example, "be sensitive to", "foster", and "be knowledgeable of" are not measurable terms.  Please refer to the Guidelines for Writing Behavioral Learning Objectives at https://www.apa.org/ed/sponsor/resources/index.aspx.
  3. Add instructor(s) name following Instructor 1.  
    1. If there is not more than one instructor, delete the table labeled Instructor 2.  
    2. If there are more than 2 instructors, copy the table labeled Instructor 2 and change to Instructor 3, followed by the name, etc.

Online Workshop/Seminars Evaluations:  The evaluations can also be set into an online survey (ex. Qualtrics survey); however, it must contain the information provided in the proposal packet evaluation form.  

7. Sign In / Out Sheet – Alliant CE - Instructions

DAY OF THE WORKSHOP 

  1. Please designate someone to monitor the sign- in/out sheets we use to award the CE’s certificates. 
  2. The person will make sure everyone signs-in at the beginning of the workshop and signs-out at the end. 
  3. We cannot award CE’s certificates to participants who arrive 15 minutes late at the start of the workshop or those who leave early. 
  4. The designated person will ensure this and also pass out the evaluation form for the workshop.

Online Workshop/Seminars Sign In / Out:  Attendance does need to be verified.  If using Zoom for example, it has a feature that can require registration and attendance can be tracked and recorded.  

8. On-Site Registration Form for CE Credits-Alliant / Payment 

Please find attached on-site registration form for participants.  Complete only one On-Site Registration Form if the Sponsor/Presenter of the workshop/seminar is going to process the total payment.  Thank you.

For check payment, please make the check to:  
    Alliant International University-CE

Address:     Alliant Lifelong Learning & Professional Development
                    Alliant International University
                    10455 Pomerado Road, San Diego, CA 92131-1799

9. Supplemental Information (optional)

Marketing and Promotions

Please include a bulleted list of schools and/or organizations for which you have presented this topic within the last two years, along with the approximate the number of paid attendees in each of these workshops.  Additionally, in order to more appropriately promote your program, we kindly ask that you share your mailing list (if applicable) with Alliant CE for a one-time usage.      

*The issued certificates cover for states and licenses that accept APA sponsored CEs and NCBB sponsored CEs.

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FAQ

What is Lifelong Learning & Professional Development at Alliant?

Alliant Lifelong Learning & Professional Development (formally Continuing Education (CE) programs address current mental health issues, fulfill mandatory California Board of Psychology and California Board of Behavioral Sciences licensure requirements.  Our courses are designed to help psychologists, family therapists, professional clinical counselors and clinical social workers stay ahead in their respective professional environments.

Alliant’s Lifelong Learning & Professional Development courses are delivered through a variety of distance learning technologies.

  • Fully online
  • Asynchronous so you can work at your own pace, and
  • Are open enrollment.    

 

What are my licensure requirements?

To find out which classes are required for your licensure renewal, please visit the appropriate Board website:

  • California Board of Psychology

http://psychology.ca.gov/licensees/ce.shtml 

http://www.rn.ca.gov/licensees/lic-renewal.shtml

 

Contact Information for Alliant Lifelong Learning & Professional Development at Alliant:  

ce@alliant.edu

Alliant International University - Alliant Lifelong Learning & Professional Development

10455 Pomerado Rd., San Diego, CA 92131

 

Are Alliant Credits Board approved?

Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant International University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Alliant International University Lifelong Learning & Professional Development is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide Continuing Education for Nurses (provider # CEP17538).

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Alliant International University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4469. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Alliant International University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Note: Our NBCC approval is for live seminar/workshops only. Our online courses do not qualify for NBCC approval. 

 

Who is responsible for reporting my continuing education units?

All continuing education participants are responsible for reporting their own hours.  For information about mandatory CE requirements for your profession, please contact:

California Psychological Association

     MCEP Accrediting Agency

     3835 N. Freeway Blvd., Suite 240

     Sacramento, CA 95834-1955

     Phone: 916.286.7980

     
https://www.cpapsych.org/

California Board of Behavioral Sciences

     1625 North Market Blvd., Suite S-200

     Sacramento, CA 95834

     Phone: 916.574.7830

     
http://www.bbs.ca.gov/

California Board of Registered Nursing

     1747 North Market Blvd., Suite 150

     Sacramento, CA 95843

     Phone: 916.322.3350

     
http://www.rn.ca.gov/

* If you are outside of California, contact your state association.

 

Where are the Alliant campuses located?

 

lliant-CE holds classes at seven locations:

San Francisco

1475 66th Street

Emeryville, CA 94608

Emerville

1475 66th St., Suite 104

Emerville, CA 94608

Fresno

5130 East Clinton Way

Fresno, CA 93727

Los Angeles

1000 South Fremont Ave

Alhambra, CA 91803

Irvine

2855 Michelle Drive, Suite 300

Irvine, CA 92606

San Diego

10455 Pomerado Road

San Diego, CA 92131

Phoenix

3110 N. Central Ave, Suite G-125

Phoenix, AZ 85012

 

What is the course attendance policy? 

To earn full continuing education credit for a course, 100% attendance is required. Late arrivals beyond a grace period of 15 minutes will not be allowed. Partial credit, i.e., less than the course's approved number of hours, cannot be granted.

 

What is the withdrawal & cancellation policy?

Withdrawing or Canceling Before the Course Start Date (in person course):

If you withdraw or cancel your enrollment from an in-person course 15 or more days IN ADVANCE of the scheduled START DATE, you will receive a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. 

If you withdraw or cancel your enrollment 1-14 days in advance of the class start date, you will be charged 50% of the course tuition or a $50 cancellation fee (whichever is greater) and be refunded the balance. 

No refunds are available on or after the class start date. 

You must email the Alliant Lifelong Learning & Professional Development, at ce@alliant.edu to be eligible for a refund.



Withdrawing or Canceling Before the Course Start Date (online course):

Refunds for online courses are only granted to those who have not logged into the course.

Should you need to withdraw or cancel your enrollment from an online course, you are eligible to receive a full refund if you notify ce@alliant.edu within 48 hours of registration.  Please note that a $25 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds and transfer credits.

After 48 hours of purchase, you will be charged 50% of the course tuition or a $25 processing fee (whichever is greater) and refunded the balance.

Refunds will only be given for up to one year after the original date of purchase. 

No-Show or Late Arrival:

If you do not attend your scheduled course or arrive past the 15-minute grace period for any reason, you must notify the Alliant Lifelong Learning & Professional Development email at ce@alliant.edu within 48 hours after the course date.  You will be issued transfer credit for another Lifelong Learning & Professional Development course, minus a $25 processing fee.  Credit can be applied to any future Continuing Education course for up to one year from the date of issue.

Absolutely NO REFUNDS will be granted on or after the scheduled start date of the course.  If you miss a course or arrive late and fail to contact Alliant Lifelong Learning & Professional Development within 48 hours, no transfer credit will be issued.

If Alliant Lifelong Learning & Professional Development is forced to cancel a course, you will be notified at the earliest possible date and will have the option of receiving a full refund or fee credit. Alliant will only reimburse course fees and is not responsible for other expenses incurred by the participant.

Please note that it is the individual’s responsibility to contact Alliant Lifelong Learning & Professional Development in order to receive a refund or transfer credit.

 

When are courses closed and how will I know?

Courses are closed from pre-registration on the Wednesday before the course is scheduled.  If you do not register before this date, you can register on-site at the time of the course.

Courses are also closed when the enrollment capacity is met.  If the enrollment is capped, our website will be updated to reflect the course closure.  On-site registrations will not be accepted if a course is deemed to be full.

Prerequisite courses:

There will be a $120.00 transfer fee for students that do not complete any of the prerequisite courses and transfer to the next semester.

 

Does Alliant Lifelong Learning & Professional Development offer discounts on any courses?

  • CSPP, USIU, Alliant Alumni and current Alliant Student receive a 20% off discount for course fees.
  • Alliant current students receive a 50% off discount for pre-licensure course fees only.
  • Alliant Core Faculty receive a 100% discount for course fees.
  • Alliant Adjunct Faculty receive a 25% discount for course fees.
  • Veterans, Military and Veteran/Military partner receive a 20% off discount for course fees.
  • Member of the California Psychological Association 10% off discount for course fees.
  • Member of the California Psychological Association (Newly Graduate) 20% discount for course fees.
  • ACA for Counselors10% off discount for course fees.
  • NASW for social workers10% off discount for course fees.
  • AAMFT for MFTs 10% off discount for course fees.
  • SIOP for Organizational Psychologists 10% off discount for course fees.

    County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health 10% off discount for course fees.

Note:  Pre-requisite courses do not qualify for discount.

 

Does Lifelong Learning & Professional Development at Alliant offer any payment installment plans?

No, all Lifelong Learning & Professional Development courses must be paid for in full prior to or at the time of the course.

 

What are the benefits of pre-registering for a course?

Pre-registering for a course guarantees the registrant a spot on the course roster before the course enrollment fills to capacity.  Pre-registrants also receive their continuing education certificate immediately following completion of the course.

 

Can I reserve a spot without payment?

No.  Registrants will not be added to the course until the CE office receives full payment.

 

When will I receive my course enrollment confirmation? 

You will receive confirmation via email, please check your spam box. 

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