State Psychology Licensure Toolkit

Psychology State Licensure Toolkit

How have states updated their licensure laws to count pre-internship hours, what are the benefits of doing so, and how can you advocate for more states to get on board? Through extensive research, the APA Office on Early Career Psychologists, with the help of state psychology leaders and advocates, has assembled this state psychology licensure toolkit. It contains case studies, data, guidelines, template letters and more.

 

News and Campaign Updates

Missouri becomes 17th state to count pre-internship hours

Missouri passed a bill on July 14, 2017 to change its psychology licensure requirements which were last drafted in 1977. The changes eliminate the need for psychologists to complete a postdoc for licensure. Read more about this advancement in the Practice Organization's PracticeUpdate.

 
State Case Studies

State Case Studies

Case studies of nine different states that have recently updated their psychology licensure requirements.

State by State Progress

State by State Progress

Timeline of progress and links to regulations/legislation for each of the 16 states that have updated their psychology licensure requirements.

General Advice and Guidance

General Advice and Guidance

Common arguments to use and advice for states who have not yet changed licensure requirements.

Useful Information

Useful Information

APA Model Licensure Act information, supporting articles, and data to use going forward with the process of changing licensure.

Contact

For technical guidance or questions/suggestions regarding this toolkit, please contact the APA Office on Early Career Psychologists.