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. 

2021 Courses Offering CEs

Online Courses

Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Approaches: Insight Meditation Retreat – FMBA
January 8-13, 2021
22 CEs offered NASW Authorization # D81491

Fierce Heart of Compassion: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Online Meditation Weekend – WMLK
January 15-18, 2021
9 CEs offered NASW Authorization #

Retiro Casero en Español: Cultivando un Corazón Tranquilo para Estos Tiempos Inseguros – WRE
February 25-28, 2021
12 CEs offered NASW Authorization #D 81628-7

Not-Self from a Feminine Paradigm:
A Retreat Open to All Experience Levels and All Genders – RBDS
March 7-12, 2021
18 CEs offered NASW Authorization #D 90192

Becoming Congruent with Life: Insight Meditation Retreat – CDC
March 19-23, 2021
12.5 CEs offered NASW Authorization #D 81628-3

Living Dharma: A Path of Connection:  An  Online Insight Meditation Retreat for Beginners – MG
May 14 – May 17, 2021
13 CEs offered  NASW Authorization #D 81628-6.


2022 Courses Offering CEs

Residential Courses

Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Approaches: Insight Meditation Retreat – FMBA
January 8-15, 2022
25 CEs offered NASW Authorization #D 81491


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.