at Alliant: FAQ
Please review some of the most frequently
asked questions about CE at Alliant
What is Continuing Education at Alliant?
Alliant 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, and clinical social workers stay ahead in their
respective professional environments.
Alliantís Continuing Education offerings are
delivered classroom-style at our six campuses throughout California;
and online, through a variety of distance learning technologies.
courses: Please note that some Apple products like the
iPad may not be able to play our online courses due to compatibility
issues with Flash which our courses run on. We are currently in the
process of coming up with solutions for this problem. Contact
us with any questions at 1-800-457-1273.
What are my licensure requirements?
To find out which classes are required for your
licensure renewal, please visit the appropriate Board website:
Are Alliant Credits Board approved?
Alliant International University Continuing
Education is approved by:
American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing
education for psychologists. Alliant International
University maintains responsibility for its program
California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing
education for MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE234).
California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing
education for nurses (provider #CEP11235).
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) to provide continuing
education for counselors (provider #4469).
Who is responsible for reporting my continuing
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
Sacramento, CA 95834-1955
California Board of Behavioral
1625 North Market
Blvd., Suite S-200
Sacramento, CA 95834
California Board of Registered Nursing
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite
Sacramento, CA 95843
National Board for Certified
* If you are outside of California, contact your
3 Terrace Way
Greensboro, NC 27403
are the Alliant campuses located?
Alliant-CE holds classes at six locations across
northern and southern California:
San Francisco, CA 94133
West El Camino Ave. Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
East Clinton Way
Fresno, CA 93727
South Fremont Ave
Alhambra, CA 91803
Michelle Drive, Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92606
Diego Ė Scripps Ranch
San Diego, CA 92131
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.
or Canceling Before the Course Start Date (in person course):
What is the withdrawal & cancellation policy?
Should you need to withdraw or cancel your enrollment from a course
anytime BEFORE the scheduled START DATE, you are eligible to receive a
partial refund or transfer credit. Please note that a $25
processing fee will be deducted from all refunds and transfer
credits. You must contact the Alliant Continuing Education
Department, via email or phone, at least one day before the course
start date in order to be eligible for a partial refund.
or Canceling Before the Course Start Date (online course):
Should you need to withdraw or cancel your enrollment from an online
course, you are eligible to receive a partial refund or transfer
credit. Please note that a 15% processing fee will be
deducted from all refunds and transfer credits. You must
contact the Alliant Continuing Education Department, via email or phone
to be eligible for a partial refund. Partial refunds will only be given
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 Continuing Education
Department via phone or email within 48 hours after the course
date. You will be issued transfer credit for another
Continuing Education 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 Continuing Education within 48 hours, no transfer credit will
If Alliant Continuing Education 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 individualís
responsibility to contact Continuing Education 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.
Does CE at Alliant offer discounts on any courses?
∑ CSPP, USIU, Alliant alumni and current Alliant students
receive a 10% discount off course fees.
∑ Alliant students receive a 50% discount off pre-licensure
course fees only.
Does CE at Alliant offer any payment installment
No, all CE 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
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
You will recieve a confirmation via email, please check your spam
How can I arrange to teach a course?
New course proposals are submitted to an advisory
committee on a rotating basis for review and must meet the following
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
submitted must clearly demonstrate how the course meets these
All proposal packets submitted for review must
include the following information:
A brief abstract describing the content and the intent
of the workshop. This description should clearly address the basic
criteria listed above. Please indicate if/how this course addresses the
theory, practice and methodology pertaining to your topic. Please also
indicate three areas in which this course extends knowledge beyond a
pre-doctoral level of training on your topic.
Goals and Objectives
A list of the benefits that attendees will gain from
participating in the workshop. Please list a minimum of three learning
goals/objectives that will enhance the practice of psychologists who
attend this CE workshop.
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 6 hours and over, you may include
two 15-minute breaks in your total instructional time; one break for
presentations less than 6 hours.
Each presenterís complete CV.
This is a means for participants to gauge what they have learned from
the presentation. It can take the form of multiple-choice questions,
true/false, short answer, etc. It is best to have one post-test
question per hour of instruction.
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
We encourage all proposals and related questions
are forwarded electronically to Thomas Nickel, Executive Director of
Continuing Education: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also mail your materials to Thomas Nickel, Continuing
Education, One Beach Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA
Please allow at least one month for course review