Continuing Education and Professional Credits

This page contains all of the information you need to obtain Continuing Education Units and/or Professional Credits for select classes, retreats and online courses with Oren Jay Sofer. Please read the information, then complete the form below to apply for credits.

CEs for Psychologists, Therapists, Social Workers, Chaplains and Nurses:

CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

  • LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

  • SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.

  • For retreats, note that CE credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended yoga sessions, extended silent sitting or walking meditation, meals, etc.

Please see the chart below for cost for specific programs and courses. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, please contact us. For questions about CEs, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com.


Professional Credits for Teachers and Educators:

Professional Credits are provided by Courses for Teachers through the University of the Pacific, which is fully accredited with Western Association of Schools and Colleges. These units are Graduate-Level Professional Development Semester Units/Credits intended to help teachers advance on the salary scale or to renew credentials.

See the chart below for cost and registration details and download this document for more details. Questions? Contact Courses for Teachers: courses4teachers@courses4teachers.net or (925) 837-3817.


registration and Certificates of Completion:

To register for CEs and/or request a certificate of completion, please complete the online form below.

August 2019 Wise Speech Retreat

Psychologists, Therapists, Social Workers, Nurses:
  • CEs: 25.0 Continuing Education units are available for this retreat
  • Cost: $50 additional fee, by check payable to "Oren Jay Sofer" at the retreat
  • Attendance: You must attend the entire retreat, sign in and sign out each day
  • Registration: Complete the form below to register.
Teachers:
  • Professional Credits: 2 units/credits are available for this retreat. No additional work is required.
  • Cost: $198 additional fee, payable to "University of the Pacific" (details provided below)
  • Attendance: You must attend the entire retreat
  • Registration: Complete the form below to registe and we will send you more information.

Mindful Communication Foundations (6-week Class, Berkeley)

Psychologists, Therapists, Social Workers, Nurses:
  • CEs: 18.0 CE hours are available for this class
  • Cost: $50 additional fee, payable by check to "Oren Jay Sofer" at the course
  • Attendance: You must attend all six classes, sign in and sign out for each session
  • Registration: Complete the form below to register.
Teachers:
  • Professional Credits: 1 unit/credit is available for this retreat. No additional work is required.
  • Cost: $99 additional fee, payable to "University of the Pacific"
  • Attendance: You must attend all six classes
  • Registration: Complete the form below to registe and we will send you more information.

Say What You Mean: Cultivating Authentic Communication (6-week Online Class)

Psychologists, Therapists, Social Workers, Nurses:
  • CEs: 9.0 CE hours are available for this course
  • Cost: $52.50 additional fee, payable online or by check (information will be sent when you register for CEs below)
  • Attendance:You must attend ALL six sessions LIVE to receive CEs, and be signed in with your full name appearing on zoom. This is the only way we can verify your attendance.
  • Registration: Complete the form below to register.
Teachers:
  • Professional Credits: 1 unit/credit is available for this course. No additional work is required.
  • Cost: $99 additional fee, payable to "University of the Pacific"
  • Attendance: You must attend ALL six sessions LIVE to receive CEs, and be signed in with your full name appearing on zoom.
  • Registration: Complete the form below to registe and we will send you more information.

Spirit Rock Retreats and Daylongs

Spirit Rock Meditation Center offers CEs for most of Oren's programs and retreats there as well. Please see the Spirit Rock website for details. (Click the registration button on the specific event on Oren's schedule.)

Continuing Education Units: Application Form

Please complete this form to request more information or apply for CEs.
Note: Please be sure to register for the course or retreat separately.

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What kind of continuing education units do you need? *
Have you read the above information about CEs and Professional Credits? *
(If not, please scroll up and read the information before completing this form)
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Purchase Continuing Education Units

Therapists, LCSWs, Nurses, and other approved professionals may pay their CE fees online below.
* If you are a teacher, DO NOT purchase.* Teachers pay their fees directly to University of the West.
Note: CE fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. We recommend waiting until you've completed your course to pay.

Continuing Education Units: All Courses
52.50

CEs are non-refundable. We recommend waiting until AFTER your course is complete to pay.

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