State Psychology 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
Early Career Licensure Project Award
The APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists offers its first call for proposals for two $1,000 awards to support the work of state, provincial and territorial psychological associations (SPTAs) in addressing access to psychological services and health care shortages by advocating (in their jurisdiction) for the counting of pre-internship hours for licensure.
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.
For technical guidance or questions/suggestions regarding this toolkit, please contact the APA Office on Early Career Psychologists.