Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Ethics for Psychologists (4 CE Credits)


Target Audience: Psychologists whose objective is to complete an ethics course based on the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics and related ethical guidelines. This course does not cover state-specific laws.

  • Note: This course is a shorter version of CEmobile's Ethics for Psychologists (6 Clock Hours)

Course Description: This course is based on the current version of the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics including the 2010 and 2016 amendments. In addition, this course includes the APA Record Keeping Guidelines, and APA Guidelines for the Practice of Parenting Coordination.

This course includes the following documents:

  • APA Code of Ethics
  • APA Record Keeping Guidelines
  • APA Guidelines for the Practice of Parenting Coordination
Learning Objectives:
  • Analyze the intent, organization, procedural considerations and scope of application of the Ethics Code
  • Summarize the Preamble and General Principles which are aspirational goals to guide psychologists toward the highest ideals of psychology
  • Apply the Ethical Standards of the Ethics Codes which set forth enforceable rules for conduct as psychologists
  • Apply the key principles in the Record Keeping Guidelines
  • Apply the key principles in the Guidelines for the Practice of Parenting Coordination

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 4 CE Credits or Hours

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): American Psychological Association, Alden Hori, PhD

Content Publisher(s): American Psychological Association

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. Subsequently, Dr. Hori was employed by an education company in the mental health field for over 18 years. He served as an Educational Consultant and Director of Academic Affairs for this organization. His duties revolved around the mental health field, and included: researching the psychological literature to keep abreast of current clinical topics; writing updates for educational courses; developing new educational courses; and presenting over 200 live workshops for psychologists-in-training.

Finally, Dr. Hori was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

This course does not qualify for NBCC credit.

Reminder: The information presented in this course is for informational purposes only and is not meant to serve as ethical or legal advice. For ethical or legal advice, please contact a professional organization, state licensing board, or attorney.

American Psychological Association
CEmobile, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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