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Continuing Education

Esalen provides continuing education (CE) credit for psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LCSEs, LPCCs, LEPs, nurses, bodyworkers, acupuncturists, and nutritionists.

Esalen’s status as a provider of continuing education is approved by the following boards:

  • Psychologists: American Psychological Association (California psychologists are required to report their hours to the MCEP Accrediting Agency)
  • Esalen Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFT/LCSW/LPCC/LEP. Esalen Institute maintains responsibility for programs/courses and their content.
  • Massage practitioners and bodyworkers: The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (provider number 043062-00) and the Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education (school code 2700571)
  • Registered Nurses: Board of Registered Nursing (provider number 01152)
  • Registered Dietitians: State Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Acupuncturists: State of California Acupuncture Board (provider number 946).

Approved weekend workshops qualify for 10 CE units, approved five-day courses qualify for 26 CE units, approved seven-day courses qualify for 36 CE units, and approved work study qualify for 38 CE units unless otherwise noted in the workshop description.


If you wish to receive a continuing education certificate, please notify your workshop leader at the beginning of your workshop. Partial credit cannot be given.

Please note: if your workshop is listed as offering CE but indicates that you must "see leader," your leader will process the CE certificates through their own sponsorship and there is no need to contact our main office at the end of your course.

In order to receive a certificate for continuing education units through Esalen, participants are required to:

  • Attend and sign the attendance sheet for all scheduled workshop sessions (please see leader). Partial credit cannot be given.
  • Fill out the evaluation form distributed by the leader and turn it into the main office with a $25 processing fee.

There is a $25 fee for each certificate of completion, payable to the Esalen front office. Please be prepared to provide your professional license number. It can take up to 45 days for the certificates to be processed and emailed to you.

Please refer to the website prior to registration for updated CE status for all workshops.

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Workshops and Certification for Continuing Education Units (CEUS) at Esalen Institute


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