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What Is the Submission Process?
In the Call for Convention Proposals submission
form, you will have an option to select whether you
would like your session submitted for CE review
(Question 12). If you select “yes,” please review the
APA Standards and Criteria ( www.apa.org/ed/
make sure your session meets the definition for
CE in psychology.
Provide no more than two learning objectives.
Instructions for writing learning objectives are
provided in the submission form.
If your session is accepted by the division to
which you submitted a proposal, it will be the decision of the division program chair to submit the
session for CE review to the APA CE Office.
The CE Office will review each session. Decisions
are made by mid-March each year. If your session
is approved to offer CE credits, you will be notified
by the division program chair.
Note: The number of sessions that will offer CE credit may
be limited due to cost, space considerations, and scheduling of sessions; therefore, not all sessions submitted for CE
credit will offer CE credit.
Which Sessions Are Eligible to Offer
Eligible for CE Review
• Fellows’ addresses
• Invited addresses
• Presidential addresses
• Skill-building sessions
NOT Eligible for CE Review
• Business meetings
• Committee meetings
• Conversation hours
• Executive committee
• Film programs
• Paper or poster sessions
• Roundtable discussions
• Social hours
VI. Rules for Participation
Who May Submit to a Program: Any APA
member may submit a proposed program or presentation for consideration. It is not necessary to
be a member of the division to which a proposal
Psychologists who hold a PhD or PsyD (or equivalent) and who are members of a national psychology organization that holds membership in
the International Union of Psychological Science
(IUPS) are relieved of the requirement to find a
sponsor for APA convention submissions. To have
the sponsor requirement waived, please provide
evidence of degree held and membership in a
national psychology association that is a national
member (or that is part of a coalition that constitutes the national member) of the IUPS.
Nonmember Participation: Individuals who are
not members of APA or an association listed
with the IUPS may submit a proposal if an APA
member is a coauthor of the presentation or
sponsors the proposal. An invitation from a division program committee to submit a proposal
constitutes the required sponsorship of nonmember participants.
Invitations to nonmembers of APA are issued at
the discretion of the divisions and their program
chairpersons. Ultimately, the divisions are responsible for the nature and quality of their programs, and
the only restrictions on programs are those that can
be derived from the ethical principles of APA.
The person who invites or sponsors a nonmember to participate in the program is responsible
for ensuring that these steps are followed:
• Clarify financial arrangements, if any, with the sponsoring division and the nonmember participant.
• Provide the nonmember participant with registration and hotel information. All nonmember
participants are required to register and pay the
convention registration fee. To ensure the availability of hotel rooms, this step must be done by
May 1, 2014.
• Where protocol dictates, make arrangements for
greeting the nonmember at the airport, escorting
the individual to the session, and meeting colleagues at a business meeting or social event.
• Some nonmembers (the president, vice president,
first lady, members of Congress, presidential
appointees, high-ranking policy officials, etc.)
require special arrangements that should be coordinated with APA. Persons considering such invitations must first check with the APA Convention
Office before making any inquiries on availability
or issuing any invitations to these individuals.
Eligibility of Chairpersons: All chairpersons
of sessions must be APA members (members,
fellows, or associates). Persons with an affiliate
status, such as student, high school teacher, or
international, may not serve as chairpersons.