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Law, rules and regulations, not Guidelines, specify the requirements for practice and violating them constitutes professional misconduct. Not adhering to this Guideline may be interpreted as professional misconduct only if the conduct also violates pertinent law, rules and regulations, some citations of which are listed at the end of this Guideline.

8. Maintaining Continuing Professional Competence

8.1
Assess and renew your competence throughout your career through self-evaluation, supervision and consultation.
 
8.2
Expand your knowledge and skills during your career through continuing education and training (many specialty credentials have specific continuing education requirements). Be sure to document all activities.
 
8.3
Before using a modality not included in your professional training (e.g., biofeedback or hypnosis), enroll in and successfully complete programs of study in recognized institutions and/or with recognized authorities to ensure competency.

Citations of Pertinent Law, Rules or Regulations: