Professional Development Program Hours


The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University offers a Professional Development Program (PDP) that allows you to earn PDP Hours in psychiatric rehabilitation towards continuing your education. There is no educational prerequisite for taking the Professional Development Program options. Individuals with varied backgrounds and experience are welcome.

There are several ways to accrue PDP Hours though our Distance Learning options and our Training options. A certificate is awarded for PDP Hours following successful participation in the Professional Development Program.

Continuing Education Pre-Approval

One clock hour of participation equals one PDP Hour. One PDP Hour is equivalent to one continuing education unit. PDP Hours have been pre-approved for the following accreditation organizations:

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (formerly USPRA): PDP options have been approved by PRA to sponsor continuing education for Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRP). Boston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Work: Selected PDP options have been approved for continuing education credits (cec’s) for LICSW, LCSW, LSW, and LSWA. Massachusetts has reciprocity with almost all of the other states in the U.S. Please check with your state to verify that they accept social work cec’s from Massachusetts.

Boston University’s policies provide for equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and admission for all programs of the University.

For additional information about the Professional Development Program:

Sue McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRP
Director, Professional Development Program
E-mail: suemac@bu.edu
Phone: 617-358-2574