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.
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 ("reciprocity"). Applicants must be able to prove that they've established residence in Arizona and hold an active license in the same profession in another state for 1 year or more. Applications can be found on the applications page for the profession. Please go to FORMS/APPLICATIONS in the menu, and click on PSY Applications or BA Applications.
The universal recognition policy allows Arizona residents to use an out-of-state professional or occupational license to qualify for an Arizona license to work. To qualify, an applicant must:
- Prove residency in Arizona.
- Be currently licensed or certified for at least one year in another U.S. state in the discipline applied for and at the same level of practice as recognized in Arizona.
- Be in good standing in all states where currently or previously licensed or certified.
- Have met all applicable education, work, exam, and/or clinical supervision requirements in the other state where originally licensed or certified.
- Complete a criminal background check when required by law.
- Take and pass any applicable exam on Arizona state law.
- Pay all applicable fees to the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners.
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.