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Act 31

Act 31: Mandatory Child Abuse Continuing Education Requirement

Purchase Act 31 CE Home Study - 2 CE Credits - Available in Hard Copy or Online
Do you Need Act 31 Credits in Order to get Licensed?
Purchase Act 31 CE Home Study - 3 CE Credits - Available in Hard Copy or Online

Informed Consent Changes  

Act 31 FAQ       
DOS Statement on Act 31                       


Starting in 2015 all licensed health care professionals are required to receive a minimum of two (2) hours of continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting in order to renew their licenses.

Click here to review Act 31 in full.

What does this mean for you? Additional requirements and changes to your informed consent notice along with extra work and stress. The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is alleviating these extra worries for you.

Sam Knapp, EdD, ABPP and Rachael Baturin, MPH, JD, have designed a continuing education program that has been approved by the Department of Public Welfare and the Pennsylvania Department of State to meet the Act 31 requirements. These credits will also count towards the 30 hours required for licensing renewal for psychologists. The home study is available in hard copy or online. 

Home Studies allow you to complete this requirement at your convenience, whenever and wherever you have the time. No travel, extravagant costs, or rearrangement of your schedule is necessary.

CLICK HERE to purchase this continuing education home study.

By completing either home study program you will meet the requirements for Act 31 credits, as well as earn CE credits.

The reporting for this mandatory training program differs from the reporting for ordinary continuing education. All licensees must prove that they have fulfilled their Act 31 requirements before they can have their licenses renewed.

Other opportunities to complete these required credits will be available. Every continuing education provider who is authorized to fulfill the Act 31 requirements must transmit their information to the Pennsylvania Department of State. Licensees who fail to provide this information will not be recorded as having fulfilled their Act 31 requirements and will not have their licenses renewed. 

Please contact the PPA with any questions regarding this continuing education product: (717) 232-3817 or