APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002, current as of 2007)

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Reference Title: APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002)
Author: American Psychological Association
Publication Type: Journal Article
Publication Date: 2002
Course Level: Advanced
Credits: 2
Price: $20.00
About This Course: This is the current, official code of ethics for psychologists, promulgated by the American Psychological Association. The test on this material emphasizes aspects of the Code relevant to industrial-organizational psychologists.
  1. Overview of this CE Home-Study Program
  2. Information About the Course
    1. Educational Objectives
    2. Target Audience
    3. Schedule
    4. Cost and Refund/Cancellation Policy
    5. Author Credentials
    6. Number of CE Credits Offered
    7. Location and Format
    8. Detailed Description of Program Material
  3. Conflict of Interest Statement

1. Overview of this CE program (top)

This home study course entails the independent study of the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002), followed by the completion of a multiple-choice test on-line. Participants who pass the test will receive 2 CE credits. Failing participants may retake the test as often as they wish at no additional charge, and receive CE credit when they do pass.

A copy of the reading for this course is available for free download at the APA website.

More detailed information on the content of this article is given in section 2h below.

APR Testing Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APR Testing Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

2.a Educational Objectives (top)

Upon completion of this home study program, the participant will have read and understood the entire document, and will be able to demonstrate, through responses to a written test, knowledge of the 2002 APA Ethics Code for psychologists, including specifically:

  1. knowledge and understanding of the Introduction and Applicability statement and Preamble
  2. knowledge of the five General Principles outlined in the Code
  3. knowledge of the content and specifics of each of the 10 Ethical Standards outlined in the code

2.b Target Audience (top)

This CE program is intended for licensed, doctorate-level psychologists, as well as other interested professionals (e.g., senior human resource executives and consultants; upper-level managers).

2.c Schedule (top)

Access to program registration and post-test is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

2.d Cost and Refund/Cancellation Policy (top)

The fee for this home-study program is $20, which is $10 per CE credit. The fee is fully refundable for 60 days or until the post-test is taken, whichever comes first.

A copy of the reading for this course is available for free download at the APA website.

2.e Author Credentials (top)

The 2002 APA Ethics Code was adopted at the August 2002 meeting of the APA Council of Representatives.

2.f Number of CE Credits Offered (top)

Participants who complete this course by taking and passing the multiple-choice test will receive 2 CE credits.

2.g Location and Format (top)

This activity requires independent home-based study of the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002). Following completion of the reading material, participants complete an Internet-based multiple-choice post-test on the article content.

2.h Detailed Description of Program Material (top)

Publication citation:

American Psychological Association (2002). Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. American Psychologist, 57, 1060-1073.

From the Introduction and Applicability statement of the 2002 APA Ethics Code:

The American Psychological Association's (APA's) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct consists of an Introduction, a Preamble, five General Principles (A - E), and specific Ethical Standards. This Ethics Code applies only to psychologists' activities that are part of their scientific, educational, or professional roles as psychologists. Membership in the APA commits members and student affiliates to comply with the standards of the APA Ethics Code and to the rules and procedures used to enforce them.

3. Conflict of Interest Statement (top)

APR Testing Services (APR) has no known conflict of interest with respect to this CE program. APR has not received any commercial support for this CE program.