Ariel GouldOffice Administrator for the North Carolina Psychology Board
Number of Licensees
*approximation as of 2023
The North Carolina Psychology Board (Board) manages the licensure process of psychological professionals, including psychological associates, licensed psychologists, and provisional licenses. The Board, comprised of seven staff members, relied on a manual, paper-based system for tracking continuing education (CE) compliance.
Adopting CE Broker as their continuing education tracking and compliance management system allowed the Board to automate processes and save resources.
The Board faced operational challenges with its continuing education (CE) compliance tracking. Their paper-based tracking system proved inefficient and labor-intensive.
“Prior to using CE Broker, licensees submitted all proof of CE by physically mailing paper documents to the Board. Typically, we had one or two staff members who would oversee the CE renewal licensure renewal process. All of our other processes during renewal times would be put on hold until our staff finished reviewing everything submitted for the renewal and audit,” Ariel Gould, Office Administrator for the North Carolina Psychology Board, explained.
The Board needed a better system that would allow their staff to audit more of their licensees’ continuing education. “Based upon the results of CE audits of licensees, the Board determined it was necessary to require all licensees to submit CE documentation as part of their license renewal process. Given the advantages of an online submission process, the decision was made to pursue an online process instead of a physical paper submission process,” said Dan Collins, Executive Director of the North Carolina Psychology Board. “It was clear to the Board that an online submission process was easier and less time-consuming for both licensees and the Board staff.”
The Board implemented CE Broker, which provided a platform for tracking CE compliance. Gould reflects on the system’s efficiency, “CE Broker has solved the compliance issue for us. It’s convenient,” and acknowledges the significant reduction in non-compliant licensees from 126 to 5 due to the system’s implementation.
Dan CollinsExecutive Director of the North Carolina Psychology Board
“This is the first time that our board has seen and has the data to back up compliance with renewal requirements; all of our licensees are submitting proof of CE at renewal time,” Gould shared. The CE Broker system streamlined the renewal process and provided valuable data insights, such as learning that licensees completed CE hours well above the required amount. “We have a 24-hour requirement, and I’ve seen many licensees enter 54 hours or even 100+ hours within the renewal cycle. It’s great that our licensees go above and beyond with their professional development opportunities. These data insights have been very valuable to the Board.”
The integration also facilitated a significant cultural shift towards modern, digital processes, vastly reducing the workload on staff. “It’s taken a large load off of [our staff] to not have to physically go through the paperwork,” Gould remarks.
CE Broker has become a critical system for the Board as they seek new opportunities to offer modern technology and convenient options to their licensees and staff.
About North Carolina Board of Psychology
The North Carolina Psychology Board was created in 1967 to carry out provisions of the North Carolina Psychology Practice Act. The Board’s mission is to protect the public from the practice of psychology by unqualified persons and from unprofessional conduct by persons licensed to practice psychology. The Board is comprised of seven members appointed by the Governor to staggered terms of three years.
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