Higher Thought Institute is committed to bringing you intermediate to advanced clinical training to meet your continuing education needs. Our webinars are tailored for mental health and behavioral professionals. We have most national board approvals and some state approvals. We bring together the best and brightest trainers from many disciplines offering a broad perspective to better address the issues that their client is facing day today.
For specific questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Higher Thought Institute Offers Continuing Education hours from the following Boards of Approval:
American Psychological Association
Higher Thought Institute, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Higher Thought Institute maintains responsibility for all programming and its content.
Association of Social Work Boards
Higher Thought Institute, LLC, (Provider #SW-1740), is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 03/27/21 – 03/27/24.
National Board for Certified Counselors
Higher Thought Institute, LLC is approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7264. Programs that do not apply for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Higher Thought Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
Higher Thought Institute, LLC has been approved as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #189745, Higher Thought Institute is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
Higher Thought Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0209.
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Licensed Psychologists
Higher Thought Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0149.
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work
Higher Thought Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0639.
New York Education Department of Creative Arts Therapy
Higher Thought Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0095.
New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts
Higher Thought Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychanalysts #P-0054.
New York Education Department Board for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Higher Thought Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0101.
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals
Higher Thought Institute, LLC is approved by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) to provide continuing education materials. Higher Thought Institute, LLC maintains responsibility for the courses. Provider #OS-20-322-0222. Approval Period: 02/04/2020 – 02/28/2022.
Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
SWB Provider # 159.001496 PC and CPC Provider # 197.000312, PsyD Provider # 268.000114.
Illinois Alcohol & Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association
Approval number #15079.
Please note it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board directly to determine eligibility to meet your continuing education requirements.
Please check with your state licensing board to ensure that nationally approved courses can be used to satisfy your continuing education needs. In most cases state licensing boards allow courses for re-certification if they are nationally approved.
Thank you for adhering to these guidelines.
Content Level Of All Interactive Live Online Webinars
The Interactive Live Online Webinars are given at the intermediate to advanced level via Zoom and the pace is determined by the instructor in real-time.
If a grievance arises pertaining to continuing education activities or processes, please contact Higher Thought Institute at email@example.com as soon as possible, so that we can address your concern in a timely fashion.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
All registration fees are refundable, less a $60 cancellation fee. All requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received 60 days prior to the event start date. Cancellations received after 60 days from the event start date will receive a credit that can be used towards a future Higher Thought Institute conference for up to one year. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. Persons who register and fail to attend will not receive a refund. For questions or more information, contact Higher Thought Institute at (480) 440-7700 or email@example.com.
ADA Support/ Disability Accommodation
ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law; please indicate your special needs when you register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing Education Certification Policy
Attendance is taken at each component session of the approved course. Before issuing course completion documents for concurrent and multi-session courses, we review the attendance records to assure that every licensee seeking credit has attended all the approved sessions. Attendees must be present the entire day (100% of the approved credit hours) to receive the credits for a given course with no partial credit given. Daily registrants can receive credit for each day in attendance. Higher Thought Institute can and will deny the issuance of course credit to those licensees determined to be in violation of our attendance guidelines. Should a violation occur, denial of credit and the reason for the denial of credit will be conveyed to the licensee in a timely manner.
To receive Continuing Education Credits for approved educational sessions at HTI conferences and events the following criteria must be met:
- Conference registration fees must be paid in full.
- Attendees must sign in and out of each session and complete an attendance verification form which is provided at conference registration at check-in. Session attendees are required to attend the full session (i.e. no leaving before the session is over). This is a requirement from all of the credentialing organizations we work with. Thank you for adhering to this process.
- Attendees will receive an email communication from email@example.com approximately 3 days prior to the events. This email communication will provide you with a unique link to access the conference workshop evaluations dashboard.
- Attendees must complete an online evaluation form for each session attended, along with an overall conference evaluation. Access to your attended sessions will be available at the conclusion of the event online.
- You must fill in your evaluations within 45 days after the close of the conference.
- Once the online evaluations and overall conference evaluation are completed you will be able to download your CE certificate for the conference.
- Failure to complete session evaluation forms and an overall conference evaluation will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire conference.
- Attendees must attend the full session to receive CE credit.
- If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Higher Thought Institute at (480) 440-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CE Process for Certificates
A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. Approximately 3 days before the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go. (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).
Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:
- Complete evaluation forms for the event (Mandatory to receive credit for each session)
- Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 877-248-6789 or by email at email@example.com.