CE Policies


Certificates for continuing education credits will be awarded to participants who complete the ENTIRE  workshop.  Partial credit will not be awarded.  Late arrival to or early departure from live events and live webcasts will preclude receipt of a certificate.  Please do not schedule meetings and/or appointments on the day of the workshop for which you have registered.

For live events and webcasts, registration on the day of the event is welcome, but is on a space-available basis only. 

We regret we cannot refund registration fees for individuals who fail to participate in an event without prior notice.

Grievance Policy

The Vermont Psychological Association is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists.  VPA will comply with all legal and ethical guidelines for non-discrimination in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of CE participants.  The VPA Executive Director is responsible for complying with these standards.

 Although VPA strives to assure fair treatment for all participants and to anticipate problems before they occur, occasionally grievances may be filed.  In cases where a participant files a written or oral grievance, the following actions are taken:

  • All grievances and any steps taken to address grievances will be documented by VPA.
  • If the grievance concerns the content of the workshop or webinar, the VPA CE Committee Chairperson will mediate and will be the final arbitrator.  If the VPA CE Committee Chairperson determines that any remediation or recompense is due the participant, he or she will direct the Executive Director to either provide a credit for a subsequent CE offering or provide a partial or full refund of the CE fee already paid.  Actions involving a credit or a refund will require a written note documenting the grievance for record-keeping purposes.  The aggrieved individual need not sign the note.
  • If the grievance specifically concerns the actions of VPA, the VPA Executive Director, or the VPA CE Committee Chairperson, the VPA Board President will mediate and will be the final arbitrator, except in the event the VPA CE Committee Chairperson is also the VPA Board President, in which case the VPA Board Vice President will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. .

All direct correspondence regarding any grievance must be submitted to:

Vermont Psychological Association
ATTN: CE Committee Chair
38 N. Main St., Box 127

Waterbury, VT 05676
Phone:  (802) 229-5447
Email:  vpaed@vermontpsych.org


Refunds for Live Events

If you want to cancel your registration for a live continuing education event prior to the date of the course, you can contact VPA at vpaed@vermontpsych.org to receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee.  Alternatively, you may cancel your registration fee for a live continuing education event prior to the date of the course by requesting a gift card for the full amount (with no cancellation fee) to be used for a future course on our CE catalog.  The gift card expires within one year of the date of the course for which you originally registered.  If you need to cancel your registration, please contact VPA at vpaed@vermontpsych.org.

VPA is unable to refund any registration fees on the day of, or after, the course.

Refunds for Pre-Recorded Homestudy Purchases

Because pre-recorded homestudy events can be accessed at any time, VPA is unable to refund registration fees for these courses.

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