Continuing Education Information

Course Cluster C

Please check each individual course offering for available professional continuing education credits.  Each offering can vary.  This page only applies to course offerings that have a direct link to this page.  We have different continuing education pages and approvals for different courses and conferences.   You must check each individual offering.  Thank you.  

All participants can request a Certificate of Attendance documenting hours of participation in their course and available professional continuing education credits.  Please see the individual course page for the continuing education and certificate fee.  Please note that continuing education credit is only provided for direct seat time.  Course preparation including readings, lectures, and mentoring is not included in the CE hour or credit total.

The course content is focused on a specific product or service (DIRFloortime®) and there will be no mention of other products or services. ICDL does not receive any commercial support for the DIRFloortime certificate courses.  If any commercial support is provided for a conference or event, it will be disclosed on the promotional material or webpage for that specific event. 

Participants seeking professional continuing education credits must attend in-person for the full length of the course during the scheduled time in order to received professional continuing education credits. If the course is a live online course participants must log in individually to the online classroom, following the instructions provided by ICDL and with their camera on, so there is a record of each participant's attendance individually (if participants join in a room with a group, each participant must still log in on their own device so ICDL can see each participant and verify each individuals log in and log out of the online classroom). Participants must attend the whole class each day to receive a certificate of attendance and CE credits. No partial credit available. 

Continuing Education Questions?  E-mail

Certificates: Certificates will be emailed to participants at the email address used at registration within 30 days of course completion. To request accommodations, please contact

Course Interaction: This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions. 

System requirements include: 

Operating Systems: macOS X with macOS X (10.11) or later, Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8 or 8.1, Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04 or higher, Mint 17.1 or higher, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 or higher, Oracle Linux 8.0 or higher, CentOS 8 or higher, Fedora 21 or higher, OpenSUSE 13.2 or higher, ArchLinux (64-bit only). 

Internet Browser: Desktop: Chrome: Within 2 versions of current version, Firefox: Within 2 versions of current version, Edge: Within 2 versions of current version, Safari: Within 2 versions of current version. Mobile: Safari: Within 2 versions of current version, Chrome: Within 2 versions of current version, Firefox: Within 2 versions of current version; 

Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet access

Speech and Language Pathologists

DIR 201 Courses that are linked to this page are approved by ASHA in the format listed below. 

Important Course Information: 

In order to be eligible to receive your DIRFloortime® Basic Certificate (DIR-Basic) you must successfully pass this course. You may receive a certificate of attendance if you requested it at registration and fully attend both part 1 and part 2 of the course. 

Important Continuing Education information: 

This offering of DIR 201 is split across two different calendar years. Part 1 and Part 2 of this course must be taken in their entirety in order to receive continuing education credits. Partial credits will not be awarded for either part. Part 1 of this course is registered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs. Part 2 of this course is registered for 1.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate, Professional area).

Important ASHA Continuing Education Information: 

Part 1 and Part 2 of this course must each be taken in their entirety in order to receive ASHA CEU credits. Attendance will be verified for each part, and submitted to ASHA within reporting deadlines. However, you will receive a certificate of attendance from ICDL only upon completion of both parts of the 14 week course. Participants will be eligible to receive 1.2 CEUs in the year 2023 and the remaining 1.6 CEUs in 2024. Please note if you need 2.8 CEUs in the year 2023 in order to maintain your professional license, this course will not award that amount. Your ASHA transcript will list 1.2 ASHA CEUs in 2023 and 1.6 ASHA CEUs in 2024.

Please CLICK HERE for Instructor Disclosures 

DIR 201 Part 1 Learning Objectives

Big Picture Thinking

Assessment & Developing Individual Profile Part 1

DIR 201 Part 2 Learning Objectives

Assessment & Developing Individual Profile Part 2

Practice: Floortime

Reflective Practice & Professional Identity

Detailed Course Schedule

Link to Part 1 Schedule

Link to Part 2 Schedule:

Important Information for Speech & Language Pathologists:

As part of your registration, you were asked if you want CE credits for ASHA for this course. Selecting "yes" is required for ICDL to process your ASHA continuing education credits. If you chose "yes", our Continuing Education Department will complete and submit an ASHA participant form on your behalf at the conclusion of your course as long as your attendance requirements are met.

We also request that all participants complete a course evaluation form that will be received via email. This course evaluation is for ICDL and is used to help improve all aspects of our training program. Your feedback is valuable and we thank you for your time!

If you have any questions about this process please email us at

Occupational Therapists

DIR 201: Promoting Basic Functional Emotional Development

ICDL is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider # 6778. This distance learning-interactive activity is offered at 2.8 CEUs, intermediate level, foundational knowledge, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Non-Credit Onsite Events: Continuing education credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, and dinner functions nor breaks, board and committee meetings, and networking events.

Skill Level: This Training is appropriate for occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, educators, and mental health treating professionals of all skill levels.

Please complete the course evaluation that will be made available after the completion of the course.  


ICDL has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6733. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ICDL is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  DIR 101, 201, 202, 203, and 204 are all available for NBCC continuing education credits.  The number of CEUs for NBCC are based on the number of "seat" hours for the course.  In other words, the number of actual instruction hours.  For example, DIR 101 is 11 and DIR 201, 202, and 203 are all 28. 

Social Workers


International Council on Developmental and Learning, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0371.

State of Illinois Early Intervention Professionals

Select DIR courses are approved for the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program. Please check the Illinois Early Intervention Training website for currently approved courses. ICDL must apply for each specific class. If you are an IL EI professional that is interested in a course not listed, please e-mail to inquire. We may be able to add IL EI approval to the course you want to attend. Please contact us in advance of the course beginning. 

Art Therapists

According to the ATR-BC Recertification Standards, ICDL training programs that are approved by one of the other national continuing education boards listed on this page, may be eligible for Art Therapy continuing education credit. These standards state, "CECs will be accepted for all courses or events that fit in the ATCB Eligible Content Areas and that are presented or approved by any of the following art therapy, mental health, or behavioral sciences entities: state licensing authority, national professional organization, or national credentialing body for continuing education credit." It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if an ICDL program qualifies or not. ICDL is not an approved ATR-BC continuing education provider and as such can not award ATR-BC continuing education credits directly.  However, we are approved by organizations like NBCC which may meet the above-quoted standard. 

music therapists

MT-BCs can claim credits for the course under the Other Continuing Education Opportunities category for recertification. Please refer to the Recertification Manual for additional details 

Other Professionals

ICDL is in the process of assessing our continuing education credentials and applying for continuing education credits for additional professionals.  Don't hesitate to contact if you have any specific questions. 

DIR® is a registered trademark of ICDL. Professionals or providers can only list themselves as a DIR® professional, provider, educator, or describe their workplace as a DIR® clinic, school, or center with the written permission of ICDL. Participants who successfully complete courses offered by ICDL will receive a certificate that states the level of competencies they have demonstrated and how they can list themselves.