Continuing Education Program

CPI continues to serve as a key resource to NYS OMH in its mission to promote widespread use of evidence-based practices throughout the state by offering continuing education credits to NYS physicians, psychologist, licensed mental health counselors, licensed social workers, nurses and substance abuse counselors.

CPI’s trainings are available to practitioners and clinicians working in OMH-licensed, OASAS-certified or NYS VA programs. Our trainings are designed to support the professional development of staff and the overall health of the program. Directors, supervisors, and program managers are invited to request access for their department’s employees. If you work outside of NYS, or work as a private practitioner or for an agency licensed or certified by an entity other than OMH, OASAS or the VA, we cannot offer CEUS to you at this time.

AMA Category 1 Credits (Continuing Medical Education or CME credits) are accepted by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Licensed nurse practitioners can submit CME certificates as continuing education (CE) equivalents, for competency requirements, as well asfor applicants seeking renewal through CE credit. For more details on AANP continuing education, you may view here: https://www.aanpcert.org/recert/ce_opps and scroll down to the list of acceptable CE providers, which includes AMA for CME. For any additional questions regarding CPI’s course offerings, please contact CPI’s CEU Program Manager, Alissa Trepman at Alissa.trepman@nyspi.columbia.edu.

Unfortunately, there are no plans to expand our offerings at this time. If we update and expand our CEU offerings in the future, then it will be broadly announced.

If you would like to be informed of any programmatic changes, such as trainings becoming available to non-OMH, non-OASAS, or VA professionals, or if you have any other general inquiries about the CEU programs, please email Alissa Trepman, MA, MPH, CEU Program Manager at Alissa.Trepman@nyspi.columbia.edu.

CPI trainings that provide continuing education are currently offered in the following formats: Live in-person, Live Webinars, Self-Study Modules, and Self Study Archived Webinars.

Accreditation Statements:

NYS Licensed Social Workers

As of 4/15/15 Center for Practice Innovations is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0118.

NYS Licensed Psychologists

As of 4/13/21 Center for Practice Innovations is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0064.

NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselors

As of 2/1/17 Center for Practice Innovations is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0037.

CASAC/CPP/CPS

Center for Practice Innovations is recognized by New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training- Provider Certification Number 1007. Training under a New York State OASAS Provider Certification is acceptable for meeting all or part of the CASAC/CPP/CPS education and training requirements.

Physicians

Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) designates the (type of activity listed under each individual activity) for the following (#) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The New York State Office of Mental Health designates the enduring material for the following AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.