CE Credits

CEs offered for psychologists, social workers and nurses.

Some states only allow CEUs approved by their in-state NASW chapters. Contact your state’s licensing board to learn if our courses meet your requirements.

CEs for Online Courses

We are happy to let you know that continuing education credits (CEs) are now available for some online IMS courses, as well as specific residential retreats.

For online courses, the CE accrediting organizations, the Institute for Meditation and Psychology and the National Association of Social Workers, ask that we confirm attendance by having the teachers give a code to participants during the course. At each teaching session, the teacher will give one character of the code. At the end of the retreat, you will receive a CE evaluation form via Survey Monkey. Along with the evaluation questions, there will be a place to fill in the completed code.

When we have received your evaluation, with the complete code, and your CE processing fee, then we will send you the CE certificate.

To pay your CE processing fee at the close of the retreat, use the Pay Your Balance page on our website. 

2022 Courses Offering CEs

Residential Courses

Cultivation – Investigation – Contemplation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students, July 11-18, 2022
This course qualifies for 18 CEs. NASW authorization # D 90870-1.

2023 Courses Offering CEs

(Coming soon!)


A CE fee is payable to IMS at the end of your retreat.

  • Psychologists and social workers: $50
  • Nurses: $25

CE Approval/Accrediting Organizations


Programs offering CEs for psychologists are co-sponsored by the Insight Meditation Society and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for programs offering CEs for psychologists and their content.

Social Workers

CEs for social workers are authorized by the Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work.


Nurses are welcome to pursue continuing education credit with IMS. As an approved provider through the APA and NASW, many certifying and licensing nursing boards will accept the CEs that IMS offers. Massachusetts nurses are assured of receiving CEs for any retreat approved by IMP (The Institute for Meditation and Psychology), because IMP has a relationship with the MA Board of Nursing. For other states, we strongly recommend that you contact the board through which you are licensed or certified, to learn of your particular requirements. Specific questions can be directed to your state board. Please refer to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for more information.