A psychologist is a health care professional who diagnoses and treats mental, nervous, emotional, and behavioral disorders and ailments. Psychologists' practices also include industrial/organizational psychology, research, and teaching.
The practice of psychology or use of the title "psychologist" or terms "psychologist, psychology, or psychological" or any derivative thereof within New York State requires licensure as a psychologist, unless otherwise exempt under the law.
To be licensed as a psychologist in New York State you must:
To meet the professional education requirement for licensure, you must:
You must present evidence satisfactory to the State Board for Psychology, of two years of full-time supervised experience (defined as 1750 clock hours per year) or the part-time equivalent, consistent with the scope of practice in psychology in Section 7601-A of the State Education Law.
If you received a doctoral degree on or after October 1, 1992, one of the two years, consisting of 1750 clock hours, must be done after the date your institution has determined that you completed all doctoral degree requirements, including the dissertation.
You must pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) developed by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) with a converted score of at least 75 as determined by the State Board for Psychology.
The examination is administered by:
Pearson Vue EPPP Helpline
Toll free: 800-513-6910
Mon.-Fri. 8 AM- 8 PM EST
NOTE: New York candidates may only take this exam four times a year.
For further information regarding the examination contact Pearson Vue (above) or ASPPB:
Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
P.O. Box 3079
Peachtree City, GA 30269
The fee for licensure is $294.
The fee for a limited permit is $70.
In 2014, there were 610 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2015, there were 490 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 1, 2016, there were 13,624 registered licenses for this occupation.
New York State Education Department
Office of Professions
Psychology Board Office
89 Washington Avenue, 304
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 592
Fax: (518) 402-2323
19-3031 to 19-3039 - Various Psychologists, to All Other Psychologists
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American Psychology Association
750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5500
Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 12/21/16.
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