Official website of the
State of California
Welcome to the
psychological evaluator continuing professional education profile approval request application
and login page.
Psychologists who conduct peace officer screening evaluations must meet Government
Code Section 1031(f)(2) requirements, which consist of being licensed by the California
Board of Psychology and experience that is "at least the equivalent of five full-time
years ... in the diagnosis and treatment of emotional and mental disorders, including the equivalent
of three full-time years accrued postdoctorate. The ... psychologist shall also have met any applicable
education and training procedures set forth by the California Commission on Peace Officer
Standards and Training (POST) designed for the conduct of preemployment psychological
screening of peace officers."
The education and training procedures required by
POST are outlined in Commission
Regulation 1955(b)(3). These requirements include completion of the POST Peace Officer
Psychological Screening Manual online (book-based) exam and 12 hours of continuing
professional education (CPE) every two years coinciding with the evaluator's license renewal
cycle. CPE hours are prorated at .5 hours/month based on the license renewal date. The POST-approved CPE courses list
provides information on courses that have been approved for POST CPE credit.