CE 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.

Online 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:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant International University maintains responsibility for its program and content.
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE234).
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for nurses (provider #CEP11235).

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
     http://www.calpsychlink.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
     1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-217
     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?

Alliant-CE holds classes at six locations across northern and southern California: 

San Francisco One Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Sacramento 2030 West El Camino Ave. Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
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 Ė Scripps Ranch 10455 Pomerado Road
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.


What is the withdrawal & cancellation policy?

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

Withdrawing 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 be issued.

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 plans?

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 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 recieve a confirmation via email, please check your spam box. 

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 basic criteria:

  • 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.

All proposal packets submitted for review must include the following information:

Description of Content
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.

Course 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.

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 6 hours and over, you may include two 15-minute breaks in your total instructional time; one break for presentations less than 6 hours.

Curriculum Vitae
Each presenterís complete CV.

Post-Test
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.

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.      

We encourage all proposals and related questions are forwarded electronically to Thomas Nickel, Executive Director of Continuing Education: tnickel@alliant.edu.  You may also mail your materials to Thomas Nickel, Continuing Education, One Beach Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94133. 

Please allow at least one month for course review and approval