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, professional clinical counselors and clinical social workers stay ahead in their respective professional environments.

Alliant’s Continuing Education offerings are delivered classroom-style at our six campuses throughout California; and online, through a variety of distance learning technologies.

What are my licensure requirements?

To find out which classes are required for your licensure renewal, please visit the appropriate Board website:

Contact Information for Continuing Education at Alliant:  


Alliant International University - Continuing Education Department
10455 Pomerado Rd., San Diego, CA 92131

Are Alliant Credits Board approved?

Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant International University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Alliant International University Continuing Education is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide Continuing Education for Nurses (provider # CEP17538).


Alliant International University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4469. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Alliant International University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Note: Our NBCC approval is for live workshops only. Our online courses do not qualify for NBCC approval. 

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

California Board of Behavioral Sciences
     1625 North Market Blvd., Suite S-200
     Sacramento, CA 95834
     Phone: 916.574.7830

California Board of Registered Nursing
     1747 North Market Blvd., Suite 150
     Sacramento, CA 95843
     Phone: 916.322.3350

* 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 1475 66th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
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 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):
If you withdraw or cancel your enrollment from an in person course 15 or more days IN ADVANCE of the scheduled START DATE, you will receive a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. 

If you withdraw or cancel your enrollment 1-14 days in advance of the class start date, you will be charged 50% of the course tuition or a $50 cancellation fee (whichever is greater), and be refunded the balance. 

No refunds are available on or after the class start date. 

You must email the Alliant Continuing Education Department, at ce@alliant.edu,to be eligible for a refund.

Withdrawing or Canceling Before the Course Start Date (online course):

Refunds for online courses are only granted to those who have not logged into the course.

Should you need to withdraw or cancel your enrollment from an online course, you are eligible to receive a full refund if you notify ce@alliant.edu within 48 hours of registration.  Please note that a $25 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds and transfer credits.

After 48 hours of purchase, you will be charged 50% of the course tuition or a $25 processing fee (whichever is greater) and refunded the balance.

Refunds will only be given for 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 email at ce@alliant.edu 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 individual’s 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.

Prerequisite courses:

There will be a $120.00 transfer fee for students that do not complete any of the prerequisite courses and transfer to the next semester.

Does CE at Alliant offer discounts on any courses?

· CSPP, USIU, Alliant Alumni and current Alliant Student receive a 20% off discount for course fees.

· Alliant current students receive a 50% off discount for pre-licensure course fees only.

· Alliant Core Faculty receive a 100% off discount for course fees.

· Alliant Adjunct Faculty receive a 25% off discount for course fees.

· Veteran, Military and Veteran/Military partner receive a 20% off discount for course fees.

· Member of the California Psychological Association 10% off discount for course fees.

· Member of the California Psychological Association (Newly Graduate) 20% off discount for course fees.

· County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health

· Note:  Pre-requisite courses do not qualify for discount.

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 receive 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
  • Materials submitted must clearly demonstrate how the course meets these requirements.

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

Title of Workshop

Please provide

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 one learning goals/objectives for each hour of CE credit that will enhance the practice of psychologists who attend this CE workshop.

Note:  For a 28-unit CE, APA now requires a minimum of 8 PLOs

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 presenter’s complete CV.

Post-Test (for Online programs Only)
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.

Guidance for Writing Behavioral Learning Objectives (attached)
American Psychological Association https://www.apa.org/ed/sponsor/resources/objectives.pdf

America Psychological Association approval standards:  https://www.apa.org/about/policy/approval-standards.pdf

For Emotionally Focused Therapy: Supervision / Emotionally Focused Therapy: Core Skills:

Rather than a description of topics to be covered, learning objectives should clearly define what the participant will know or be able to do as a result of having attended the program, and these objectives must be stated in measurable terms. For example, "be sensitive to", "foster", and "be knowledgeable of" are not measurable terms.  Please refer to the Guidelines for Writing Behavioral Learning Objectives at http://www.apa.org/ed/sponsor/resources/index.aspx.

Evaluation Form – Alliant CE – Instructions.  Please complete below requested and submit with proposal packet (contact ce@alliant.edu to request form)

Please note:  Online Workshop/Seminars EvaluationsThe evaluations can also be set into an online survey (ex. Qualtrics survey), however, it must contain the information provided in the proposal packet evaluation form.

Sing In / Out Sheet – Alliant CE - Instructions (contact ce@alliant.edu to request form)

Please note:  Online Workshop/Seminars Sing In / Out: Attendance does need to be verified.  If using Zoom for example, it   has a feature that can require registration and attendance can be tracked and recorded.

Promotional Materials

Please ensure to include below official APA sponsorship and BRN sponsorship information in the promotional materials.

Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to Sponsor continuing education for  psychologists.  Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP17538, for XXX Contact Hours.  Those seeking CE credit under the BRN must retain this certificate for a minimum of 4 years.  Alliant International University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

On-Site Registration Form for CE Credits-Alliant / Payment (contact ce@alliant.edu to request form)

Complete only one On-Site Registration Form if the Sponsor/Presenter of the workshop/seminar is going to process the total payment.

For check payment, please make the check to:

Alliant International University-CE


Please note change of address.

Address:              Alliant Continuing Education Department

                            Alliant International University

                            10455 Pomerado Road, San Diego, CA 92131-1799

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 ce@alliant.edu  Please allow at least one month for course review and approval.

Evaluation Form-Alliant CE