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Licensure as a Psychologist - Instructions

General Instructions and Information
COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS OF THE APPLICATION:
HOW TO CONTACT THE BOARD:
LAWS AND REGULATIONS:
WHEN TO APPLY:
TRANSCRIPTS:
FEES:
FINGERPRINT PROCEDURES:
VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE FORMS:
STARTING DATE FOR POST-DOCTORAL EXPERIENCE:
HUMAN SEXUALITY REQUIREMENT:
CHILD ABUSE COURSEWORK REQUIREMENT:
DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCY REQUIREMENT:
SPOUSAL OR PARTNER ABUSE ASSESSMENT, DETECTION AND INTERVENTION REQUIREMENT:
AGING AND LONG TERM CARE REQUIREMENT:
WHAT TO EXPECT:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS WITH FOREIGN DEGREES:
CANADIAN DEGREES:
EXPEDITED LICENSURE FOR SPOUSES OR DOMESTIC PARTNERS OF ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL:
  • Supply evidence that they are married to, or in a domestic partnership or other legal union with, an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is assigned to a duty station in California under official orders.
  • Hold a current license/registration in another state, district or territory of the United States in the profession or vocation for which the applicant is seeking a license/registration.
WAIVER OF THE EXAMINATION FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN PSYCHOLOGY (EPPP) AND THE CALIFORNIA PSYCHOLOGY SUPPLEMENTAL EXAMINATION (CPSE):
  • Are a California licensed psychologist who has been licensed for at least five years but allowed your license to cancel by not renewing the license for at least three years.
  • Are licensed as a psychologist in another state, Canadian province, or U.S. territory, for at least five years, and have not been subject to discipline. This requires the licensing agency in another state, Canadian province or U.S. territory where you possess a license to complete a certification of licensure and mail it directly to this Board. Certification must include license number, initial issue date, expiration date, date of birth, current status of license, and any disciplinary action.
  • Possess a Certificate of Professional Qualification (CPQ) issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). For more information about CPQ’s, contact ASPPB at (800) 448-4069, visit their website at www.asppb.org, or write to P.O. Box 241245, Montgomery, AL 36124. Verification of your CPQ must be sent to the Board directly from ASPPB.
  • Are a licensed psychologist who is credentialed as a Health Service Provider in Psychology by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (NRHSPP) and has been licensed based on a doctoral degree in another state, Canadian province, or U.S. territory for a minimum of five years.   For more information regarding NRHSPP, contact them at (202) 783-7663, visit their website at www.nationalregister.com, or write to 1120 G Street, NW, Suite 330, Washington, DC  20005.  Verification of your credential must be sent to the Board directly from NRHSPP.
  • Are an applicant for licensure as a psychologist who is certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and has been licensed based on a doctoral degree in another state, Canadian province, or U.S. territory for a minimum of five years. For more information regarding ABPP, contact them at (919) 537-8031 or visit their website at http://www.abpp.org/, or write to 600 Market Street, Suite 300 Chapel Hill, NC 27516
REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION:
INTERIM PRACTICE IN CALIFORNIA:
ABANDONMENT OF APPLICATION/FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR EXAMINATION:
NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Mandatory Submission. Submission of the requested information is mandatory unless otherwise stated as “optional.” The Board cannot consider your application for licensure or renewal unless you provide all of the required information.

Access to Personal Information. You may review the records maintained by the Board that contain your personal information, as permitted by the Information Practices Act (Civil Code Section 1798 et seq.).  See “Contact Information” on the next page for contact information.

Possible Disclosure of Personal Information. We make every effort to protect the personal information you provide us. The information you provide, however, may be disclosed in the following circumstances:

  • In response to a Public Records Act request (Government Code Section 6250 and following), as allowed by the Information Practices Act (Civil Code Section 1798 and following);
  • To another government agency as required by state or federal law; or
  • In response to a court or administrative order, a subpoena, or a search warrant.

Contact Information. For questions about this notice or access to your records, you may contact the Board of Psychology 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-215, Sacramento, CA 95834, (916) 574-7720, or e-mail bopmail@dca.ca.gov. For questions about the Department of Consumer Affairs’ privacy policy or the Information Practices Act, you may contact the Department of Consumer Affairs, 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, (800) 952-5210 or e-mail dca@dca.ca.gov.

Instructions for applicants who have previously taken the Examination for
Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP)

CALIFORNIA PASS POINT:
IF YOU SCORED BELOW THE CALIFORNIA PASS POINT:
IF YOU SCORED AT OR ABOVE THE CALIFORNIA PASS POINT:

Revised 2/27/2014