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The Psychology License Map: A State-by-State Guide

Navigating psychology licensure requirements between states and specializations can be a complex and arduous process. Use this guide to understand and meet your state’s requirements so you can begin practicing as a licensed psychologist.

Author: Angela Myers

Editor: Staff Editor

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You’ve decided that a career as a psychologist is in your future. You know you’ll need a formal education and practical training. And you also know you’ll need to obtain state licensure in the particular field of psychology in which you intend to practice. Before you can even get started on your psychology career path, however, you’ll need answers to several important questions, like:

  • What type of psychology degree (and degree level) do I need to qualify for licensure in my chosen specialization?
  • What are the specific requirements for licensure in my state and for my specialization?
  • For that matter, what specialized area of psychology do I wish to pursue? Do I want a career in research, teaching, or providing treatment directly to patients?

To help you answer these questions and more, we’ve created a psychology license map with essential state-by-state information on education and licensure requirements for becoming a licensed psychologist. You’ll find the map below, along with additional useful information and advice on the professional practice of psychology, including a look at the various types of psychology licensure, the steps you’ll take on your path to qualifying for and obtaining your psychology license, and much more. So if you’re ready to get started, keep reading to chart out your professional career path using our psychology license map.

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Common Types of Psychology Licenses

Although every state has unique requirements for becoming a licensed psychologist, similar licenses are offered in most states. Below, we explore the most popular types of psychology licenses offered across state lines.

Licensed Psychologist

Licensed psychologists observe, interpret, and record cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior. Most states require students to earn either a PhD or a PsyD before they are eligible to apply for licensure. A PhD (doctor of philosophy) is generally for people who want to perform research or become a teacher, while a PsyD (doctor of psychology) is for people who want to work directly with clients.

School Psychologist

School psychologists work with students, teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors and social workers). They use their expertise to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. Most states require a master’s degree to apply for licensure as a school psychologist.

With the exceptions of Texas and Hawaii, each state education agency (SEA) credentials school psychologists to practice in that state. Many states also accept or align their credentialing requirements with the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential, which outlines national standards for school psychologists.

Psychological Associate

Becoming a psychological associate requires less education and fieldwork requirements than a licensed psychologist. For this reason, people with this credential generally find work within schools, hospitals, or elderly care homes. It’s important to note that different states may offer licenses that fall within the scope of a psychological associate under slightly different titles. For example, Alabama offers a psychological technician license that’s similar in scope.

State-Specific Licenses

In some cases, states may offer additional psychology licenses at the master’s or PhD level. For example, most states offer some type of behavioral analyst license for students who earn either a board-certified assistant behavior analyst (BCaBA®) or board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA®) credential. See each state for more specific details on additional licenses they may offer.

Initial Steps to Psychology Licensure

While the final steps to becoming a licensed psychologist vary by state, students often need to complete the same initial steps. Below are the more general conditions students can expect to fulfill before needing to complete state-specific requirements.

Step One: Earn Your Bachelor's Degree

Every state requires, at minimum, a master’s degree in psychology to become a licensed psychologist. Before earning your master’s, however, you’ll first have to earn your bachelor’s degree. And for most master’s programs, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a closely related major. During your bachelor’s program search, you’ll notice that both Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) psychology degrees are available. The differences between these two degree types can be subtle.

Generally speaking, BA in Psychology programs tend to be more broad-based in terms of curriculum. This means a smaller number of required psychology-specific and related coursework (math, science, statistics, research methods, etc.), and requiring more social science, arts, and humanities courses and electives. Conversely, BS in Psychology programs focus more on psychology and related subject courses and less on coursework in the broader liberal arts field. Most psychology master’s programs will accept applicants with either a BA or BS degree.

Step Two: Choose Your Specialization

During your undergraduate studies, you’ll want to take a serious look at each of the areas of specialization within the psychology field and determine which one you intend to pursue in your graduate work and professional practice. Your choice of specialization will also determine whether you will need to obtain a master’s or doctoral degree.

Step Three: Earn Your Graduate Degree(s)

Obtaining your psychology license will require earning a master’s, doctorate, or possibly an educational specialist (EdS) degree, typically in (or with a concentration in) the specific area of the psychology field in which you intend to practice. The degree level that will apply to you will depend on the specific licensure requirements in your state for your chosen specialization.

Step Four: Complete Practicum/Fieldwork

Regardless of degree level or specialized area of practice, you will complete a substantial number of practice hours in one or more fieldwork experiences as part of your degree requirements. These experiences will typically come in the form of practicums, internships, or residencies, and are completed under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Some states additionally require completion of post-doctoral practice hours to obtain licensure.

Step Five: Pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) Exam

Developed by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) is the licensing exam in the psychology field currently used by all U.S. states and most Canadian provinces. Passing the EPPP (Part I – Knowledge) is required to obtain licensure as a licensed psychologist. It may also be a requirement in some jurisdictions for obtaining other forms of psychology licensure, like school psychologists. Some states require taking and passing the EPPP (Part II – Skills) and/or additional exams for psychology licensure as well.

Step Six: Fulfill Additional Requirements

All states have additional requirements beyond formal education and licensure exams for obtaining a psychology license. These often include taking a jurisprudence exam, paying licensing fees, passing a criminal background check, and more. Specific requirements vary by jurisdiction, so it’s highly recommended that you familiarize yourself with the requirements for the jurisdictions in which you plan to practice before beginning your formal psychology studies. We’ve put together the following psychology licensure map to help get you started.

Psychology License Requirements by State

The map below was created to answer your psychology licensing questions and provide helpful, state-specific resources.

If you’re unsure which state you’d like to practice in, that’s okay, too! Many states participate in the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT®) — an interstate agreement that allows qualifying psychologists to practice and/or become licensed more easily across state lines. We’ve called out which states participate in this agreement to help you better understand your options.

Find your state on the map below to get started.

Alabama Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology

Licensed Psychologist

Alabama offers psychology licenses within counseling, clinical, industrial/organizational, and school psychology. This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Specific coursework
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited school
  • Continuing education
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Residency
  • Internship
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
  • Jurisprudence exam
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

In Alabama, school psychologists can practice in public schools.

Professional Educator Certificate:
Class A
  • Master’s degree
  • Passing score on the Praxis II
  • Current Alabama Educator Certification Assessment Program (AECAP) credential
  • Continuing education
Professional Educator Certificate:
Class AA
  • Education Specialist degree (EdS)
  • Current AECAP credential
  • Continuing education

Additional Psychology Licenses

Alabama also offers the following psychology licenses:

Alaska Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Alaska Board of Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners

Licensed Psychologist

Alaska psychologist licensure includes Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and other equivalent specializations. This does not include School Psychologist, which is regulated separately (see below).

Educational Requirements:
  • Specific coursework
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited school
  • Continuing education
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Residency
  • Internship hours
  • Postdoctoral hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
  • Jurisprudence exam
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

Credential holders are limited to practice in schools.

School Psychologist
  • Master’s degree required for endorsement in School Psychology
  • Initial certificate after first two years of employment
  • Type C Special Services Certificate after three years of employment
  • School Psychology Master Teacher Certificate following initial certificate if applicant obtains the NCSP.
  • Continuing education
Additional Resources:

Additional Psychology Licenses

Alaska also offers the following psychology licenses:

Arizona Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners

Licensed Psychologist

Arizona psychologist licensure may be available to individuals with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, or other specialization accepted by the ABPE. This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Specific coursework
  • Doctoral degree
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Residency
  • Internship hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

School psychologist practice is limited to within schools only.

School Psychologist
  • Master’s degree, and:
  • Doctoral degree in psychology or five years practice experience or NCSP credential or ABSP diploma in School Psychology
  • Continuing education
Additional Resources:

Additional Psychology Licenses

Arizona also offers the following psychology licenses:

Arkansas Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Arkansas Department of Health Psychology Board

Licensed Psychologist

Special licensing requirements apply to applicants with a doctoral degree from a non-APA doctoral program. This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Specific coursework
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited school
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Residency
  • Internship hours
  • Postdoctoral hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

School Psychology Specialist is limited to practice in schools. Only licensed psychologists with a doctoral degree can refer to themselves as “school psychologists.”

School Psychologist Specialist
  • Requires Standard Non-Instructional Student Services License
  • Degree from “Accredited School Psychology” program
  • Pass specialty area assessment for licensure area as mandated by the ADHPB.
  • Continuing education
Additional Resources:

Additional Psychology Licenses

Arkansas does not offer any additional psychology licenses.

California Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: California Board of Psychology

Licensed Psychologist

Special licensing requirements apply to applicants with a doctoral degree from a non-APA doctoral program. This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited school
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Postdoctoral hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
  • Jurisprudence exam
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

School psychologists with PPS credentials can provide services in public and private schools, as well as pre-K and early childhood settings. Providing services outside of schools requires becoming a Licensed Educational Psychologist.

Pupil Personal Services (PPS) Credential, Specialization in Psychology
  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Post-baccalaureate study
  • Complete Basic Skills Requirement
  • Continuing education
Additional Resources:
Licensed Educational Psychologist
  • Master’s degree
  • Licensed Educational Psychologist Exam
  • Continuing education

Additional Psychology Licenses

California also offers the following psychology licenses:

Colorado Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners

Licensed Psychologist

In addition to standard psychologist licensure, Colorado provides a PSP Provisional License for persons working solely for a Residential Care Facility (RCF).

Educational Requirements:
  • Specific coursework
  • Doctoral degree from APA- or other regionally accredited school
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Postdoctoral hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
  • Jurisprudence exam
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

School psychologist credential practice is limited to public K-12, private and charter schools, and early childhood and pre-K settings.

School Psychologist
  • EdS or doctoral degree
  • Praxis School Psychologist Exam or NCSP certification
  • Practica and internship
  • Continuing education
Additional Resources:
Licensed Educational Psychologist
  • Master’s degree
  • Licensed Educational Psychologist Exam
  • Continuing education

Additional Psychology Licenses

Colorado also offers the following psychology licenses:

  • Psychological Associate

Connecticut Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Connecticut State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Licensed Psychologist

This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited school
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Residency
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

School-based credential allows only for employment of the holder by a board of education. Some exemptions apply for those with a Professional Educator Certificate.

School Psychologist
  • Master’s degree
  • Minimum 45 hours in planned school psychology program
Additional Resources:
Licensed Educational Psychologist
  • Master’s degree
  • Minimum 10 months of work under an Initial Educator Certificate or 30 months of work as a school psychologist in another state
  • Exams
Professional Educator Certificate
  • Master’s degree
  • Minimum 60 hours of graduate education in psychology and related areas
  • Minimum 30 months of work under a Provisional Educator Certificate, Initial Educator Certificate, or Provisional Teaching Certificate
  • Continuing education

Additional Psychology Licenses

Connecticut also offers the following psychology licenses:

Delaware Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Licensed Psychologist

This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Doctoral degree
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Residency
  • Internship hours
  • Postdoctoral hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP (including Part II – Skills)
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

School psychologist credential holders may provide services to public (K-12) schools, contract services to schools, and pre-K and early childhood education settings.

School Psychologist
  • Bachelor’s degree with practicum
  • Praxis School Psychology Exam
  • Praxis I Math, Reading, and Writing
  • Non-renewable
Additional Resources:
Continuing License
  • Meet all Initial License requirements, and:
  • Complete the approved mentoring program.
  • Continuing education

Additional Psychology Licenses

Delaware also offers the following psychology licenses:

District of Columbia Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: DC Health Psychology Licensing

Licensed Psychologist

This is a PSYPACT participating location.

Educational Requirements:
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited school
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Residency
  • Internship hours
  • Postdoctoral hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP (including Part II – Skills)
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

The scope of practice of those with DC School Psychologist credentials is limited to early childhood education and public school settings.

School Psychologist Specialist
  • Master’s degree in school or educational psychology, or master’s in clinical psychology with a minimum of 42 graduate hours in school psychology coursework
  • DC School Psychologist content exam
  • Continuing education
Additional Resources:

Additional Psychology Licenses

The District of Columbia also offers the following psychology licenses:

Florida Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Florida Board of Psychology

Licensed Psychologist

This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Doctoral or EdS degree from an accredited school and APA-accredited program
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Postdoctoral hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
  • Jurisprudence exam
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

The Florida School Psychologist SEA credential can be obtained through one of the five options listed below. Credential holder practice is limited to public, private, and charter schools, and early childhood and pre-K settings.

School Psychologist Specialist
  • Plan One: Specialist or higher degree in school psychology with a yearlong internship in elementary or secondary school
  • Plan Two: Completion of graduate program in school psychology with supervised practicum and yearlong internship in elementary or secondary school
  • Plan Three: Completion of graduate program in school psychology and three years of full-time experience as a school psychologist
  • Plan Four: Master’s or higher degree plus supervised practicum (or three years of full-time experience as a school psychologist) and yearlong school psychology internship in elementary or secondary school
  • Plan Five: Possession of valid NCSP
  • Continuing education
Additional Resources:

Additional Psychology Licenses

Florida does not offer any additional psychology licenses.

Georgia Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Georgia State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Licensed Psychologist

Application for a psychology license requires identification of specialty (Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, etc.). This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Specific coursework
  • Doctoral degree from APA/CPA-accredited program
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Residency
  • Internship hours
  • Postdoctoral hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP (including Part II – Skills)
  • Jurisprudence exam
  • Oral exam required
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

Both standard and three-year non-renewable School Psychologist certificates are available. Certificate-holders are limited to providing services to P-12 students.

Professional Certificate
  • Specialist or higher degree
  • Completion of NASP-approved program or submittal of valid NASP credential and meeting Special Georgia Requirements (including passing GACE content knowledge assessment)
  • Continuing education
Additional Resources:
Non-Renewable Professional Certificate
  • Master’s degree plus meeting Special Georgia Requirements, or
  • Specialist or doctoral degree program (with exception of any internship, dissertation, or thesis requirements) plus Special Georgia Requirements

Additional Psychology Licenses

Georgia also offers the following psychology licenses:

Hawaii Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Hawaii Board of Psychology

Licensed Psychologist

Application for a psychology license requires identification of specialty (Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, etc.). This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Specific coursework
  • Doctoral degree required
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Internship hours
  • Postdoctoral hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

Hawaii has no credentialing process on the state level for school psychologists.

Additional Psychology Licenses

Hawaii also offers the following psychology licenses:

Idaho Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners

Licensed Psychologist

This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Specific coursework
  • Doctoral degree required
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Residency
  • Internship hours
  • Postdoctoral hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

School psychologist practice is limited to public school K-12 students, private and charter schools, colleges and universities, and early childhood and settings.

PPS Certificate with School Psychologist Endorsement
  • Masters in school psychology, or
  • Master’s in education or master’s in psychology and EdS degree (must have both), or
  • EdS degree in school psychology (with no prerequisite master’s) plus internship and classroom experience, or
  • Valid NCSP credential
  • Continuing education
Additional Resources:

Additional Psychology Licenses

Idaho does not offer any additional psychology licenses.

Illinois Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

Licensed Psychologist

Illinois licenses clinical psychologists (information in the chart below) along with prescribing psychologists (requires Clinical Psychologist License). This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Specific coursework
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited school
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Internship hours
  • Postdoctoral hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

School psychologist SES credential allows for practice in public (K-12), private, and charter schools, early childhood and pre-K settings, colleges and universities, clinical settings, and more. Use of the specific “school psychologist” title requires meeting additional degree, practicum, and internship requirements.

Professional Educator License (School Support Personnel Endorsement, School Psychologist)
  • Master’s degree
  • Completion of state-approved program
  • Completion of specific coursework
  • School Psychologist Test
  • Continuing education
Additional Resources:
Provisional School Service Personnel Certificate
  • Available to individuals with out-of-state credentials with comparable endorsements.
  • Valid for two years

Additional Psychology Licenses

Illinois also offers the following psychology licenses:

Indiana Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Indiana Professional Licensing Agency – Psychology Board

Licensed Psychologist

This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited school
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Residency
  • Internship hours
  • Postdoctoral hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
  • Jurisprudence exam
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

Initial Practitioner and Practitioner License allows for practice with pre-K through 12 students as well as through contract services in schools.

Professional Educator License (School Support Personnel Endorsement, School Psychologist)
  • Master’s degree
  • Completion of NASP-approved program
Additional Resources:
Provisional School Service Personnel Certificate
  • Available to Initial Practitioner License-holders who have completed the residency requirement.
  • Continuing education

Additional Psychology Licenses

Indiana also offers the following psychology licenses:

Iowa Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Iowa Board of Psychology

Licensed Psychologist

This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited school
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Postdoctoral hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

Practice with school psychologist credentials is limited to schools only.

Initial Professional Service License
  • Master’s degree from NASP- or APA-approved program, or
  • EdS degree from NASP- or APA-approved program with or without completion of terminal master’s degree, or
  • Doctoral degree from NASP- or APA-approved program with or without terminal master’s or education specialist degree, or
  • Valid NCSP credential
Additional Resources:
Standard Professional Service License
  • Available to Initial Professional Service License-holder after two years of practice.
  • Continuing education
Class A License
  • May be issued to an individual while completing thesis or internship as part of an approved program leading to endorsement as a school psychologist.
  • Non-renewable

Additional Psychology Licenses

Iowa also offers the following psychology licenses:

Kansas Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

Licensed Psychologist

This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Specific coursework
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited school
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Residency
  • Internship hours
  • Postdoctoral hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

Credential-holders can work in public (K-12), private, and charter schools, pre-K and early childhood settings, and at colleges and universities.

Conditional School Specialist License
  • Graduate degree from a state-approved program at a regionally accredited school
  • Eight credit hours or one year of accredited experience within the last six years
  • Praxis II exam
Additional Resources:
Professional School Specialist License
  • Completion of an internship through Kansas college while holding a Conditional School Specialist License and employed as a school specialist.
  • Continuing education
Work Authorization
  • Master’s degree in a related area
  • Current license from a regulatory agency such as BSRB or KSDE
  • Valid for employment as a school psychologist while working on the EdS program in Kansas school psychology program

Additional Psychology Licenses

Kansas also offers the following psychology licenses:

Kentucky Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology

Licensed Psychologist

This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Specific coursework
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited school
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Residency
  • Internship hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
  • Jurisprudence exam
  • Oral examination required
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

Practice with credentials limited to schools only. Private practice outside of schools is not allowed.

School Psychologist
  • Master’s or specialist degree, or
  • NCSP credential
  • Continuing education
Additional Resources:
Provisional Credential
  • Graduate degree not required.
  • Must complete a one-year full-time or two-year part-time internship while holding a Provisional Credential
  • Non-renewable without petitioning for and receiving an extension

Additional Psychology Licenses

Kentucky also offers the following psychology licenses:

Louisiana Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Licensed Psychologist

The State Board of Examiners of Psychologists recognizes healthcare specialties of Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and Neuropsychology, and non-healthcare specialties of Organizational/Industrial, Developmental, Social, Educational, and Experimental Psychology.

Educational Requirements:
  • Specific coursework
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited school
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Residency
  • Internship hours
  • Postdoctoral hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
  • Jurisprudence exam
  • Oral examination is required
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

Practice with certificate limited to services in public (K-12) schools, colleges and universities, and early childhood and pre-K settings.

Provisional Certificate
  • Completed academic preparation in school psychology training program, except for internship.
  • Internship is completed during the Provisional Certificate period.
  • Valid for one year and renewable once
Additional Resources:
Standard Certificate Level A
  • Doctoral degree in psychology
  • Completion of school psychology training program meeting state requirements
  • Field experience (practicum, internship)
  • Current NCSP
  • Continuing education
Standard Certificate Level B
  • Master’s or specialist degree from a school psychology training program
  • Field experience (practicum, internship)
  • Current NCSP
  • Continuing education

Additional Psychology Licenses

Louisiana also offers the following psychology licenses:

Maine Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Licensed Psychologist

This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited school
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • None
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
  • Jurisprudence exam
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

School Psychologist credential allows the holder to provide services on an employment or contractual basis to children from birth to grade 12.

School Psychologist
  • Current NCSP certificate, or
  • Specialist degree in school psychology from an accredited school and NASP or Maine Department of Education approved program, or
  • Valid license from the MBEP and demonstrated competency in the area of school psychology through training and experience, or
  • Specialist degree with a concentration in school psychology from an accredited school and APA-accredited program, or
  • Completed program of study addressing competencies across all domains of Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services, and supervised internship
  • Continuing education
Additional Resources:
Provisional Credential
  • Current NCSP certificate, or
  • Doctoral degree in school psychology from an accredited school and NASP or Maine Department of Education approved program, or
  • Valid license from the MBEP and demonstrated competency in the area of school psychology through training and experience, or
  • Doctoral degree with concentration in school psychology from an accredited school and APA-accredited program, or
  • Completed program of study addressing competencies across all domains of Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services, and supervised internship
  • Continuing education

Additional Psychology Licenses

Maine also offers the following psychology licenses:

Maryland Psychology License Requirements

Governing Board: Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Licensed Psychologist

Maryland licenses both practice-based psychologists (counseling, school, clinical) and non-practice-based psychologists. This is a PSYPACT participating state.

Educational Requirements:
  • Doctoral degree required
Fieldwork Requirements:
  • Internship hours
Exam Requirements:
  • EPPP
  • Jurisprudence exam
Additional Resources:

School Psychologist

Credentialed school psychologists are permitted to provide professional services to students in public and state-approved private and charter schools.

PPS Certificate with School Psychologist Endorsement
  • Master’s or higher degree in school psychology from a state-approved program and pass state-approved School Psychologist exam, or
  • Master’s or higher degree, completion of state-approved school psychology program, and pass state-approved School Psychologist exam, or
  • Master’s or higher degree, valid professional School Psychologist certificate from another state, and a minimum of 27 months of professional experience, or
  • NCSP credential
  • Continuing education
Additional Resources:

Additional Psychology Licenses

Maryland also offers the following psychology licenses: