Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

Renew Yourself While Earning Continuing Education Credits

Mindfulness and meditation can be powerful supports for the life and work of healthcare professionals. Spirit Rock offers Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for psychologists, therapists, social workers, counselors, nurses, chiropractors, and others in many of our programs.

Learn more about our CEC program below, or go directly to our Calendar to find upcoming programs that offer CECs. Some self-paced home study courses in our Library also offer homestudy CECs. Depending on the length and content of the program, up to 22 CECs are available.


The course was very comprehensive. The neurophysiology/neuropsychology presentations were science-based and specific to my goals.

CEC Program Participants

Continuing Education Policies


To be eligible for CE credits, participants are required to:

  • Register and pay for CECs prior to the start of the program, by 4:30 p.m. the business day before the program

  • Attend in full

  • Complete the online CEC evaluation within one week of receiving the access link

Attendance will be tracked automatically and verified as follows:

For live online programs

  • Join the program by a web browser or Zoom App, not dialing in by phone, within the first 15 minutes of the start of the program.
  • Join the program using the same email as you used to register for the program to enable proper attendance tracking.

  • Stay logged in and engaged for the duration of the program.

For non-residential in-person programs

  • Check-in at the CEC table within 15 minutes of the start of the program, each day if multiple days.

  • Check out at the CEC table at the end of the program, each day if multiple days.

For residential in-person programs

  • Check-in for CEC instructions in the Council House at the beginning of the retreat, during the regular check-in period.

  • Check-in at the CEC table, in the retreat hall foyer, within 5 minutes of the start of each required session. A list of required sessions will be posted with the retreat schedule and available at retreat check-in in the Council House.

For self-paced home study courses

  • Complete all sections of the course and all assessments.

  • Attendance is demonstrated through a comprehensive assessment at the end of the course, with a passing criterion of at least 75%. The assessment may be repeated if necessary.

Important Policy Notes

  • For online programs, it is the responsibility of the participant to ensure adequate internet reliability and bandwidth for online programs.

  • Incomplete attendance nullifies CEC eligibility as board regulations prohibit partial credit for partial attendance. Participants cannot join a program late, have gaps in attendance, or leave early and be given “partial credit” for the hours that they were present.

Cancellation Policy

  • Open credits are available for the CEC fee when requested prior to midnight the night before the program

  • No open credits are available on the day of the program or later

  • Refunds are not available for the CEC fee

To request an open credit, please contact the Registration Department at [email protected].

Canceled Programs

Spirit Rock rarely cancels a program, but in the unlikely event that we do, all registered participants will be notified by phone and email, and the cancellation notice will be posted on our website. A refund will be issued within 7-10 business days.

Evaluation & Certificates

All CEC participants must complete the online CEC evaluation (different from the course survey) within 1-week of receiving the access link. The access link for the CEC evaluation will be emailed within 1-week of the end of the program to all CEC participants who attended the program in full.

  • Certificates of attendance will be emailed to those who complete the attendance requirements and submit the CEC evaluation within the stated time frame. Only digital certificates are available.
  • CEC certificates are available only for those who complete the attendance requirements, without exception, to prevent risking our provider licenses and future CEC programs.

  • CEC participants with incomplete attendance will not be emailed the CEC evaluation nor notified of incomplete attendance records. If a participant does not receive the CEC evaluation within one week of the program, it is the participants responsibility to contact Spirit Rock within one week of the end of the program if they believe their incomplete attendance record is inaccurate. CEC records are closed two weeks after the program completes.

  • There is a $20 fee to reissue CE certificates, and certificates are available only if the attendance requirements were met.

CEC Provider Information

Continuing Education Credit (CEC) is co-sponsored by Spirit Rock and the Spiritual Competency Academy. CECs are available for psychologists and California-licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors. See Board details below. Please review the program description to determine license applicability, as not all CEC programs are applicable to every license listed here.

Our programs may be applicable for other licenses. For those with a different licensing board or association, please contact your board directly to determine if your accreditation board will accept the credits offered by Spirit Rock. Spirit Rock does not confirm the applicability of credit for those with licenses different than those listed here.


CECs for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

For questions about receiving a Certificate of Attendance, contact Spirit Rock at [email protected].

For more information about the Spiritual Competency Academy or CECs for psychologists, please visit Spiritual Competency Academy or contact David Lukoff, PhD at [email protected].


The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CECs for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal from programs offered by American Psychological Association approved sponsors of Continuing Education.


The California Board of Registered Nursing has approved Spirit Rock to sponsor continuing education for nurses licensed in California, Provider Number CEP16905.


The California Board of Chiropractic Examiners Code of Regulations 361(h)(2) provides that continuing education requirements may be met by taking continuing education courses by any California Healing Arts Board-approved provider, including those approved by the BRN.

Occupational Therapists

The California Board of Occupational Therapy allows for 12 of the 24 required continuing competency units to include occupation-based theory assessment/interview techniques, intervention strategies, and community/environment as related to your practice. The CBOT does not approve courses for continuing competency, and determining the applicability of course material for personal practice is the responsibility of the participant. Read more at CBOT FAQs.

Acupuncturists and Health and Wellness Coaches — NOTE CHANGE

Please Note: Due to changes from the California Acupuncture Board and the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching increasing fees to providers, Spirit Rock is no longer able to offer CECs for Acupuncturists and Health and Wellness Coaches.

The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching may accept programs offered by Spirit Rock if requested in advance of the program for approval. Spirit Rock does not guarantee acceptance of credits.


If a grievance arises pertaining to continuing education programs, teachers, or processes, the complainant should write to [email protected] as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion. If a grievance cannot be resolved this way, or if preferred, a participant may contact the appropriate professional association directly.

The Spiritual Competency Academy is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. SCA will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content, and the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of David Lukoff, Ph.D., Director of SCA.

If you have any questions regarding CE credit, please contact [email protected]. We look forward to serving your Continuing Education needs in a nourishing and growthful environment.

Disclosure: The speakers and planning committee members listed have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

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