MISSION OF THE BOARD
The mission of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Arizona citizens by licensing and regulating the professions of Psychology and Behavior Analysis.
BOARD OFFICE UPDATES
The walk-up lobby window (#6) at 1740 W. Adams Street in Phoenix is open to the public to drop off documents. Board staff continues to telework in accordance with issued advisories. The most reliable and efficient way to contact Board staff is by email; voicemail messages are retrieved less frequently. Visit the page to find the email addresses for Board staff. All Board and Committee meetings occurring in 2021 will held virtually by Zoom.
COVID-19 ADVISORY and EMERGENCY TEMPORARY LICENSE FOR INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
Please see the dedicated COVID-19 Advisory page on our website for information related to the current state of emergency. The Temporary License application for Psychologists and Behavior Analysts may be found on the COVID-19 Advisory page under the heading, "BA and PSY Temporary License for Independent Practice". To verify a temporary license, please see the list provided under the application.
CONFIDENTIAL REHABILITATION & MONITORING PROGRAM (RAMP)
Pursuant to A.R.S. §32-2086 and A.R.S. § 32-3223 the Board has established the Rehabilitation And Monitoring Program ("RAMP"), a confidential program for impaired psychologists and behavior analysts who self-report to the Board a chemical dependency, or a mental health disorder that may impact their ability to safely practice. The program is customized to address the specific needs of the licensee, and is led by a Board-approved professional. Please find RAMP information here.
PSYPACT EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2020
The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) has announced PSYPACT is now live and applications to practice under PSYPACT are officially open. PSYPACT is an interstate compact designed to facilitate the practice of telepsychology and the temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across state boundaries. To see a current list of participating states, visit PSYPACT's Map page. For more information about PSYPACT"s authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) or Temporary Authorization to Practice (TAP) please visit PSYPACT's "Practice Under PSYPACT" page.
UNIVERSAL RECOGNITION APPLICATION
On August 27, 2019, the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners began accepting applications for licensure by universal recognition. At a minimum, qualified applicants must have established residence in Arizona and hold an active license in the same profession in another state for one (1) year or more. Please note, this is the ONLY pathway to licensure that requires applicants to establish residence. There are other application pathways to licensure if you do not live in Arizona.
Go to "Apply to Practice" in the menu, and click on the appropriate Applications page for your profession for more information and to download the application for licensure by universal recognition (and other types of applications). This pathway to licensure is authorized by A.R.S. Section 32-4302. All requirements in this statute must be met.
APPLICATION Fee Waiver ELIGIBILITY
Arizona Revised Statutes §41-1080.01 provides for a waiver of “any fee charged for an initial license for any individual or applicant whose family income does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines if the individual is applying for that specific license in this state for the first time.” If you believe that you qualify for the waiver, please use the application found on the application pages provided below and submit with your initial license application.