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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

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IT IS CONTRARY TO LAW TO PRACTICE PSYCHOLOGY IN INDIANA WITHOUT HOLDING EITHER A LICENSE OR A TEMPORARY LICENSE.

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Application for Licensure to Practice Psychology in Indiana

***Important Note: Be sure to include an email address on the application as this is the preferred method of communication from the board. Additionally, your license issuance notification will only be sent by email.***

To obtain an application for licensure to practice psychology by mail, please call our office at (317) 234-2051, write to the Indiana State Psychology Board at 402 West Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, or email us at pla6@pla.IN.gov. Please provide your name, full mailing address, and indicate that you want an application for licensure to practice psychology.

NOTICE REGARDING PROCESSING OF YOUR APPLICATION

Once your application is received by the Professional Licensing Agency, you can expect to receive one of the following within 2-3 weeks:

  • An email indicating that further information is needed;
  • A email indicating that your application is complete and will be reviewed at the next board meeting;
  • A temporary license to practice, if you requested one; or
  • Your authorization to take the psychology jurisprudence examination.

Once your application file is complete, it must be reviewed by the board before you can be scheduled for the psychology jurisprudence examination and a temporary license can be issued. The board generally meets once every two months. Please allow time for your supporting documentation to be forwarded to the Agency.

STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS

Indiana Code 25-33-1-9 includes the requirements for licensure by endorsement. IC 25-33-1-9 states:

Sec. 9. (a) The board shall issue a license to practice psychology to an individual who:

  1. applies in the manner required by the board;
  2. pays a fee;
  3. is at least eighteen (18) years of age;
  4. has not been convicted of a crime that has a direct bearing on the individual's ability to practice competently;
  5. holds, at the time of application, a valid license or certificate as a psychologist from another state;
  6. possesses a doctoral degree from a recognized institution of higher learning;
  7. has successfully completed:
    1. a degree program that would have been approved by the board at the time the individual was licensed or certified in the other state; or
    2. if the individual was licensed or certified in the other state before July 1, 1969, a degree program that satisfied the educational requirements of the board in effect January 4, 1971;
  8. has practiced psychology continuously since being licensed or certified;
  9. if the individual was licensed or certified by the other state after September 30, 1972, has taken the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology and achieved the passing score required by the board at the time the examination was administered;
  10. has passed an examination administered by the board that covers Indiana law related to the practice of psychology; and
  11. is not in violation of this chapter or rules adopted under this chapter.
    1. The board may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 concerning the issuance of a license under this section.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. The application must be complete and submitted with two passport type photos.
  2. All applicants for licensure by endorsement must enclose with the application the $100.00 non-refundable application/issuance fee made payable to the Professional Licensing Agency.
  3. Be sure to include an email address on your application. This is the preferred method of communication by the board and all notices and notice of license issuance will come via email.
  4. Official transcripts of degree credits must be sent to this office directly from your school(s). Your doctoral degree must be shown on the doctoral transcript.
  5. Your official transcript should document your internship. If the internship is not documented on your transcript, you must also submit verification from the chairman of your Department or Graduate School which includes the location, the nature, and length of the internship. If your program did not require an internship, that fact should be noted on your application.
  6. Include a copy of a marriage certificate or legal name change certificate if your name is not the same on all of your documents.
  7. You must obtain verification of licensure if you are now, or ever have been, certified or licensed as a psychologist or in any other health profession in any other states. Some states charge a fee for this service. Use of the EPPP Score Transfer Service does not supersede this requirement.
  8. The board must receive documentation of your score on the EPPP directly from the ASPPB by using the EPPP Score Transfer Service. Their contact information is below.

    EPPP Score Transfer Service
    PO Box 241245
    Montgomery, AL 36124-1245
    ALLOW 4 WEEKS FOR THE TRANSFER SERVICE

    TO PROCESS YOUR REQUEST

    You can obtain information on transferring your score by contacting the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards at www.asppb.org/.

  9. All applicants for licensure by endorsement will be required to pass a jurisprudence examination covering the statutes and rules of the board. The jurisprudence examination covers the statutes and rules found in our compilation. The examination will be a closed book, multiple choice, and true-false test. Particular emphasis will be placed on conduct and competency.
  10. Upon approval by the board of an applicant's application to take the jurisprudence examination, a temporary license, if requested, will be issued by the board and will be in force until the board has notified the applicant of the applicant's examination results. If an applicant fails to take the scheduled examination, the applicant's temporary license is revoked without any further action by the board.

    Please note that a temporary license may be issued only for the applicant's first application. An applicant MUST TAKE the first examination available after the date the application is submitted to the board or the temporary license will be void and fees paid may be forfeited. IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW, TEMPORARY LICENSES WILL NOT BE RENEWED OR EXTENDED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

  11. TESTING ACCOMMODATION REQUEST: If you have a disability that may require some accommodation in taking this examination, please request a TESTING ACCOMMODATION REQUEST FORM from this office by calling (317) 234-2051 or by sending an EMAIL message to pla6@pla.IN.gov.