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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.

Certification Requirements:

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

Age Requirements:

At least 21 years old.

Fees: (as of August 1, 2012)

The fee for licensure is $294.
The fee for a limited permit is $70.

Examination Requirements:

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.

Certifications Issued and Active:

In 2012, there were 490 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2012, there were 484 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 1, 2014, there were 13,202 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. 592
Fax: (518) 402-2323

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 12/01/14.

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