Earn Continuing Education Credit
for Early Start Institute Trainings

Continuing education units (CEUs) are offered through California State University, Sacramento. In addition, WestEd CPEI is approved by  the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. WestEd CPEI is also approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for Early Start personnel. WestEd CPEI maintains responsibility for Early Start Online courses and their content.

Units and/or hours earned and rates may vary by course; refer to the details below. Granting of CEUs requires payment of CEU fees and completion of evaluations or forms as determined by the specific granting agencies.

Continuing Education Units for Foundations and Skill Base Courses Online

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered through California State University, Sacramento for $90 for 10 hours.

Each online course completed earns 10 CEU hours. To obtain CEUs, participants must:

  • Register for and complete a course;
    • Complete the course Post-Course Quiz;
    • Complete the course feedback form;
    • Download the course completion certificate
  • Complete Registration Agreement (after course has ended);
  • Submit fee of $90 payable to WestEd

The provider is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board for 10 contact hours per training day at $15 per hour.

  • Each online course completed earns 6 contact hours from the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. The total fee is $90 per course.

WestEd is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. WestEd CPEI’s CAMFT continuing education provider number is 135222. WestEd maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The course meets the qualification for 10 hours of continuing education credit per training day for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

  • Each online course completed earns 10 CEU hours from the Board of Behavioral Sciences.The total fee is $150 per course.

State-licensed occupational therapists (OTs) are required to complete 24 professional development units (PDUs) each renewal period to maintain their license. The California Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT) does not approve courses for PDUs. Instead, OTs are responsible for maintaining records of their continuing professional development. Obtaining a Certificate of Completion for an Early Start Online course entitles the individual OT to document 10 hours of PDU per course. Participation in other Early Start continuing education activities, such as Webinars and Symposia, may offer a different number of hours. Please check with the sponsors of those events for the exact number of allowable PDU hours. Read more about PDU requirements for OTs here: https://www.bot.ca.gov/licensees/competency_faqs.shtml

Continuing Education Units for the Early Start Partners Symposium

The provider is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board for 10 contact hours per training day at $15 per hour. Completion of the Early Start Partners Symposium earns 9 contact hours from the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. The total fee is $135 per symposium.

WestEd is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. WestEd CPEI’s CAMFT continuing education provider number is 135222. WestEd maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The course meets the qualification for 9 hours of continuing education credit per training day for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Hours are offered for $15 per hour. The total fee is $135 per symposium.

If you are interested in receiving CEUs, please indicate this on your registration form and WestEd CPEI staff will contact you with follow-up application information.