APA Continued Education

APA Continued Education Credits

Kink Knowledgeable eLearning Program, in partnership with the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS), provides courses that meet the criteria for Continuing Education for psychologists. CARAS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CARAS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

These courses may also provide CE credit for marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, and licensed clinical social workers, depending on the regulations and laws for each state concerning recognition of CE credit that meets the criteria for APA continuing education.


Part I: Foundations of BDSM is approved for 37 CE credits.

Healthy Sexuality Advanced BDSM BDSM Research Kinkophobia Consent Hrs. Per Part
Hrs. Per class 6 8 9 7 7 37
Estimated # of APA CE 6 8 9 7 7 37


Part II: Clinical Considerations is approved for 38 CE credits.

  Clinical Best Practice Common Presenting Issues Coming Out Kinky Domestic Violence or Abuse Cutting & Self-Harm Hrs. Per Part
Hrs. Per class 5 6 8 11 8 38
Estimated # of APA CE 5 6 8 11 8 38


Part III: Approved CE credits for individual classes in Part will be advertised per each class.


These CE credits are based on hours calculated completing the class presentation, course materials: readings, videos, homework, personal reflection, and passing the comprehension test by at least 75%..