Welcome to the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners website
Our office relocated in January 2018. The address is:
1740 W. Adams St., Suite 3403
Phoenix, AZ 85007
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.
As of April 19, 2021, the walk-up lobby window (#6) at 1740 W. Adams St. is open to the public to drop off documents. Please note that Board staff is continuing to telework in accordance with issued advisories. The most reliable and efficient way to contact Board staff is by email, as we are in the office on a limited basis and have limited access to voicemail. Please visis the page to find the email addresses for Board staff.
AZaBA learning Event June 8 - Navigating Behavior Analyst Licensure & Regulation
The Public Policy and Program Committees of the Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis (AzABA) are hosting a virtual learning event titled "Navigating Behavior Analyst Licensure & Regulation", presented by Heidi Herbst Paakkonen, Executive Director of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8 from 6:00-7:00 PM and is open to both AzABA members and non-members. One CEU will be awarded for attending. Register for the event here (azaba.org/calendar/).
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.
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.
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.
REVISIONS TO ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
The Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners recently promulgated administrative rule changes to both the psychologist and the behavior analyst sections. The new Rules are available on the Statutes and Rules page of the website.
The Notice of Final Rulemaking for the psychologist rules is here and the Notice of Final Rulemaking for the behavior analyst rules is here. The Notices indicate the specific revisions that were made to the rules. Both sets of rules are effective as of July 4, 2020.
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-3226, licensees who do not have a business address may OPT OUT of the requirement to make their home address public (A.R.S. § 32-3801). Licensees who opt out must provide a phone number or email address to the Board which can be disclosed to a patient or client who is seeking a copy of their medical records. If you fall into this category and wish to opt out, please email the Board office with a written request to opt out per A.R.S. § 32-3226.
Enhanced EPPP - Current Status for Arizona Applicants
The Board has voted to adopt the enhanced EPPP, with the anticipated adoption date of November 1, 2020. On July 9, 2020, the Board clarified the application of the adoption date for the Enhanced EPPP. Please see the matrix in the document, "Who Is Required to Take the Enhanced EPPP (Parts 1 & 2)?" to determine if you will be authorized to sit for the EPPP (Part 1 only) or the Enhanced EPPP (Parts 1 & 2).
On August 27, 2019, the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners began accepting applications for licensure by universal recognition ("reciprocity"). 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 for Fee Waiver
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.