"When one thought ends, right before the next thought begins,
there is a tiny gap called 'now.' Over time we learn to expand that gap."

– Spring Washam

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Upcoming Non-Residential Programs Offering Continuing Education (CE) Credit
Upcoming Residential Retreats Offering Continuing Education (CE) Credit 

Continuing Education courses are co-sponsored by Spirit Rock, the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Most programs offering CE credit are applicable to psychologists and persons holding a California MFT, LCSW, LEP, LPCC or Nursing license, and may be applicable for other licenses or for licenses held in another state. It is the responsibility of the participant to determine if their board will accept the credits offered by Spirit Rock. Please see the program description to determine license applicability.

California Board of Registered Nursing:

The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP10318. For more information about IoNS, please visit, or contact Jenny Mathews.

American Psychological Association:

The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. For more information about SCRC, please visit or contact David Lukoff, Ph.D. at (707) 763-3576. 

California Board of Behavioral Sciences:

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal for programs sponsored by American Psychological Association approved providers.

Attendance Policy:

  • In order to qualify for CE credit, you must arrive on time and sign in at the CE table, stay until the end of the program, sign out, turn in your evaluation and pick up your certificate.
  • We do not offer partial credit. You cannot arrive late or leave early and be given "partial credit" for the hours that you were here.
  • We cannot award credit after a program has ended to those who did not previously pay for CE credits and sign-in and out on the attendance roster.

For non-residential programs, checking in at registration does not get you signed in for CE credit. There is a separate table that you need go to and sign-in on the CE paperwork. You must sign in at the CE table within 15 minutes of the start of the program. There is signage and if you do not see the table, or are not directed to it, please ask!

For residential retreats, you will need to sign-in at the beginning of the retreat, initial your attendance at every required session, stay until the end of the retreat, turn in your evaluation and pick up your certificate. Full attendance, including complete entries on the sign-in sheet, is required to be eligible for credit and to receive a certificate of attendance. We can not provide certificates after a retreat has ended for participants who did not initial their attendance at every required session.

The number of available CE credits will vary, please see the program descriptions. Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include silent sitting or walking meditation, meals, yoga, breaks, or work periods.

An administrative fee is charged for processing CE credit registration. You must sign-up and pay for CE credits before the program begins. Spirit Rock accepts online advance payment for CE credit and we strongly recommend that you register and pay for CE credit when you register for the program.

There will be an additional $20 fee for certificates that need to be reissued.

Cancellation Policy:

Non-residential events:  If you are unable to attend a program, or fulfill the attendance requirements for CE credit, you may offer your CE credit fee as a donation to Spirit Rock, or you may request a credit to be used towards a future non-residential program. If you would like a credit, you must cancel by 4:00pm at least two business days prior to the program. For more information, please see our Cancellation Policy for Non-Residential Programs.

Residential retreats: Refunds are available for residential retreat CE fees. If you would like a refund for your CE fee, you must cancel by 4:00pm at least two (2) business days prior to the event. If you contact us at least two business days preceding the retreat, we will refund your CE fee minus a $50 cancellation fee. If you cancel beyond the deadline stated above, you will not receive a refund. Please contact the Retreat Registrar at: retreats(at)spiritrock(dot)org.

Spirit Rock Cancelled Programs: Rarely has it happened that Spirit Rock has needed to cancel a program, but in the unlikely occasion that we do need to cancel, all registered participants will be notified by phone and email, and the cancellation notice will be posted on our website. Refunds will be issued within 7-10 business days.

If you have any questions regarding CE credit, please contact our Front Office - SRMC(at) or call (415) 488-0164 x 234.