- As part of the collection of ASPPB membership dues, psychology licensing boards are surveyed regarding the current number of licenses they maintain and issue. 2022 data is not available for the following jurisdictions: Puerto Rico. 2021 data was included due to no reponse for the following jurisdictions: Alaska, British Columbia, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virgin Islands, and Washington.
- The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychologists in the United States.
- The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is the national association for the science, practice and education of psychology in Canada.
- Regional accreditation applies to an institution of higher education that was, at the time the degree was awarded, regionally accredited by bodies approved by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Office of Education, or a university recognized by Universities Canada, formerly known as Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).
- Residency means physical presence, in person, face-to-face, at an educational institution granting the doctoral degree for the purposes facilitating acculturation in the procession, the full participation and integration of the individual in the education and training experiences and includes faculty student interaction. Training models that rely exclusively on physical presence for periods less than one (1) (e.g., Multiple long weekends and/or summer intensive sessions), or that use video teleconferencing or other electronic means as a substitute for any part of the minimum requirement for physical presence at the institution do not meet this definition of residency.
- Pennsylvania: Predoctoral internship is a part of the APA accredited doctoral program. The predoctoral internship is automatically accepted as satisfying 1 of the 2 years of supervised experience.
- Data in this section comes from the PSYPACT Commission
- Data presented regarding PSYPACT is current through December 31, 2022. For the latest information, please visit www.psypact.org.
- Data in this section comes from the ASPPB Examinations division’s archives.
- Data in this section comes form the ASPPB Member Services division’s Disciplinary Data System.
- The number of reported reasons listed in a report may changed based on information provided by the licensing board after the publication of a previous annual report. Reported reasons are listed based on the date of discipline taken and not the date reported to ASPPB.
- Reprimand as defined by the ASPPB Committee on Disciplinary Issues (CODI): A disciplinary action that constitutes public admonishment by the licensing entity.
- Revocation as defined by the ASPPB Committee on Disciplinary Issues (CODI): A disciplinary action that takes away licensure or registration by the licensing entity; however, in some instances the individual may reapply for licensure at a later time.
- Probation as defined by the ASPPB Committee on Disciplinary Issues (CODI): A disciplinary action taken by the licensing entity which allows the individual’s right to practice to continue, but with terms and conditions added to protect the public during that time of probation.
- Suspension as defined by the ASPPB Committee on Disciplinary Issues (CODI): A loss of licensure or registration by the licensing entity for a defined period of time or, in some cases, an indefinite period of time; in order for the suspension to be lifted, often other conditions must be met.
APPENDIX B: Survey Questions & Responses
6. What is the minimum degree required for this license type?
Arizona: Eighteen semester hours or thirty quarter hours or thirty-six trimester hours completed within a twelve-month consecutive period.
11. Which of the following best describes internship hours as a requirement for licensure?
Florida: Internship hours completed towards an APA-accredited doctoral degree in psychology satisfy 2000 of the 4000-hour supervised experience
Iowa: Clinical internship is required for Health Service Provider License
Oregon: Required only for foreign degrees
Pennsylvania: Pre-doc internship is part of the APA accredited doctoral program
15. Which of the following best describes postdoctoral hours as a requirement for licensure?
Connecticut: Experience requirement is both pre- and post-doctoral. Internship hours completed as a requirement for doctoral degree are not