1. As part of the annual collection of ASPPB membership dues, psychology licensing boards are surveyed regarding the current number of licenses they maintain and issue. 2020 data is not available for the following jurisdictions: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, New Brunswick, New Jersey, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Washington.
2. The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychologists in the United States.
3. The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is the national association for the science, practice and education of psychology in Canada.
4. 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).
5. Residency means physical presence, in person, face-to-face, at an educational institution granting the doctoral degree for the purposes of 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.
6. The reactivation fee for Saskatchewan is $650-950. For the purposes of the calculations, a fee of $650 was used.
7. There were 35 respondents to this question but please note respondents were allowed to select multiple responses to this question. Therefore, there were 44 total responses.
8. The PSY|Book survey initially launched in January 2018, prior to PSYPACT officially accepting applications to practice under the authority of PSYPACT in July 2020. Several jurisdictions participate in PSYPACT and have also responded to the PSY|Book data including Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. Caution is advised when interpreting data for these jurisdictions as it may have been collected prior to PSYPACT starting to accept applications to practice. For the most current requirements and information regarding temporary practice, please visit the psychology licensing board websites or the PSYPACT website at www.psypact.org.
9. There were 14 respondents to this question but please note respondents were allowed to select multiple responses to this question. Therefore, there were 24 total responses.
1. Does not have to be a CE course
2. APA only required for licensure
3. Predoctoral internship is a requirement for the APA accredited doctoral program. The predoctoral internship is automatically accepted as satisfying 1 of the 2 years of supervised experience.
4. Required for clinical psychology
5. Not to exceed 6 CE units per year
1. Data in this section comes from the PSYPACT Commission.
2. Data presented regarding PSYPACT is current through December 31, 2021. For the latest information, please visit www. psypact.org.
1. Data in this section comes from the ASPPB Examinations division’s archives.
2. Only annual totals were readily available in 2001. For charting purposes the total for 2001 was divided by twelve so a representative year to date number tested could be shown.
1. Data in this section comes from the ASPPB Member Services division’s Disciplinary Data System.
2. The number of reported reasons listed in a report may change 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.
3. The number of reported actions listed in a report may change based on information provided by the licensing board after the publication of a previous annual report. Reported actions are listed based on the date of discipline taken and not the date reported to ASPPB.
4. Reprimand as defined by the ASPPB Committee on Disciplinary Issues (CODI): A disciplinary action that constitutes public admonishment by the licensing entity.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.