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Foreign Degrees

On January 1, 2002, new legislation regarding the acceptance of foreign degrees by the Board of Psychology became effective. SB 724 adds the following language to Business and Professions Code section 2914(b):

"An applicant for licensure trained in an educational institution outside the United States or Canada shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board that he or she possesses a doctorate degree in psychology that is equivalent to a degree earned from a regionally accredited university in the United States or Canada. These applicants shall provide the board with a comprehensive evaluation of the degree performed by a foreign credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), and any other documentation the board deems necessary."

To obtain a list of credential evaluation services that are members of NACES, visit the NACES web site at www.naces.org.