Temporary practice is defined by ASPPB as when an individual licensed to practice psychology at the doctoral level in one jurisdiction may practice psychology into another jurisdiction for a specific period of time without obtaining full licensure. Though requirements vary by jurisdiction, 41 out of 50 respondents authorize temporary practice through one of the methods listed below.
Maximum Number of Days
Temporary Practice Timeframe
Maximum Number of Days Must Days Be Consecutive
Important Note: PSYPACT and Temporary Practice
The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) is an interstate compact designed to facilitate the practice of telepsychology and the temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across state lines in PSYPACT participating states. For temporary practice under the authority of PSYPACT, psychologists licensed in PSYPACT participating states can apply to practice temporarily up to 30 calendar days per calendar year in each PSYPACT state. Data in this section is not reflective of PSYPACT participating states. For more information about PSYPACT, visit the Focus: PSYPACT section of this publication.