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Continuing Education

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

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

  • Psychologists: American Psychology Association (California psychologists are required to report their hours to the MCEP Accrediting Agency)
  • LCSW/MFT: California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider number PCE1594)
  • 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).

All approved weekend workshops qualify for 10 hours of CE units, and approved five-day courses qualify for 26 hours of CE units.


If you wish to receive a continuing education certificate, please notify your workshop leader at the beginning of your workshop.

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

  • Attend and sign the attendance sheet for all scheduled workshop sessions (please see leader)
  • 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.

Acupuncture and dietitian workshops are approved on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to the website prior to registration for updated CE status. 

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


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