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The practice of psychology is the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, and modification of behavior for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive or undesired behavior; enhancing interpersonal relationships, personal, group or organizational effectiveness and work and/or life adjustment; and improving behavioral health and/or mental health.

Certification Requirements:

Must meet education, examination, experience, age, and moral character requirements.

Recertification Requirements:

Re-register every three years at a cost of $178.

Age Requirements:

At least 21 years old.

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

Doctoral level degree in psychology and 3,500 hours of experience.

Fees: (as of August 1, 2012)

Initial licensure and first registration $294 and each three year registration is $178.

Examination Requirements:

Passing score (75%) on EPPP - national examination.

Examination Description:

Covers every area of psychology.

Certifications Issued and Active:

From January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011, there were 504 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of January 1, 2012, there were 12,604 currently registered licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Office of Professions
Psychology Board Office
Education Building
89 Washington Avenue, 304
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 150
Fax: (518) 486-4846

Standard Occupational Classification:

19-3031 to 19-3039 - Various Psychologists, to All Other Psychologists
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information:

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 9/12/12.

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