Course Description

This course covers the laws and rules governing the practice of psychology in Florida. Included are the various statutes and Administrative Code which define and describe the parameters of psychological practice in areas such as advertising and record keeping, sexual misconduct, forensic evaluation of juveniles for the purposes of custody, residence or visitation issues, and more.

Meets the 2 CE credits/hours Statutes and Rules portion of the Florida Board of Psychology’s requirement for obtaining a minimum of 3 credits/hours in Ethics and Florida Statutes and Rules (20 questions).

Target Audience


Learning Level


Learning Objectives

  • Recognize Florida statutes and rules that affect the practice of psychology in Florida.
  • Discuss Chapter 490 Florida Statutes, Chapter 394 Florida Statutes, Chapter 415 Florida Statutes, and Chapter 90 Florida Statutes.
  • Summarize 64B19, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), Board of Psychology, concerning

- Sexual Misconduct

- Advertising

- Citations

- Use of the Title Sex Therapist

- Qualifications to Practice Juvenile Sexual Offender Therapy

- Requirements for Forensic Psychological Evaluations of Minors for the Purpose of Addressing Custody, Residence or Visitation Disputes

- Maintenance and Retention of Records


  1. 1
    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  2. 2
    • PDF Booklet (downloadable/printable)

  3. 3
    • "Florida Statutes and Rules Affecting the Practice of Psychology in Florida" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  4. 4
    • Evaluation Questionnaire

About the Presenter

Lawrence G. Ritt, PhD

Lawrence G. Ritt, PhD, has practiced as a clinical psychologist in Sarasota, Florida.  He is president of Professional Resource Press and has been author, editor, and co-editor of numerous titles published by this company.  He has served as president of the Florida Psychological Association and on the American Psychological Association's Continuing Professional Education Committee.