Approval Information

Hatherleigh maintains many approvals for continuing education. If you have any questions about CME or CE credit, please call us at 1-800-367-2550.

PHYSICIANS
American Medical Association
The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. designates the Directions in Psychiatry continuing medical education program for 40 credit hours in Category 1 of the Physician Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. This CME activity is planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

We have various interdisciplinary courses that carry ACCME approval at a variety of credit hours. Which can be located on our website under the interdisciplinary section. See individual courses for further information.

Hatherleigh’s continuing medical education activities have been planned in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Hatherleigh Company takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Beginning in 2014, diplomates of ABPN are required to use only ABPN-approved products for Self-Assessment and Performance in Practice activities.

The following Directions in Psychiatry CME programs are approved as self-assessment activities by ABPN:

  • Directions in Psychiatry, Vol. 30
  • Directions in Psychiatry, Vol. 31
  • Directions in Psychiatry, Vol. 32
  • Directions in Psychiatry, Vol. 33


  • Each of these activities award up to 40 Self-Assessment CME credits. The approval period is for June 23, 2014 – June 23, 2017.

    Canadian Approval
    Please see the following courses for specific approval information in Canada:
    Directions in Psychiatry, Volume 30
    Directions in Psychiatry, Volume 31
    Directions in Psychiatry, Volume 32
    Directions in Psychiatry, Volume 33

    PSYCHOLOGISTS
    American Psychological Association
    The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Hatherleigh maintains responsibility for the program.

    MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS
    National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.
    The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for programs that meet NBCC requirements. Programs for which NBCC-approved clock hours will be awarded are identified on the Website. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Our NBCC provider number is #5448.

    REHABILITATION PROFESSIONALS
    CRCC, CCMC, CDMS 2012 Approvals as indicated on courses.

    ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS
    NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals
    The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. is an Approved Education Provider of continuing education which meets the national standards of education developed for alcoholism and drug abuse counselors. Our NAADAC provider number is #000171.

    Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
    The Hatherleigh Company is approved by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services for New York State which covers Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC); Credentialed Prevention Professionals (CPP); and Credentialed Prevention Specialists (CPS). Our OASAS provider number is 0011.

    NURSING PROFESSIONALS
    American Nurses Credential Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    The American Nurses Credential Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) accepts CE programs by an APA approved provider. Please refer to the following information from the ANCC website at: http://www.nursecredentialing.org/RenewalRequirements.aspx

    California Board of Nursing
    The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. is approved as a continuing education provider in the state of California. The current approval number is CEP#13359.