Because COVID-19 states of emergency and/or disaster were declared at the local, state and federal levels, many general state statutes and rules governing telehealth/telepractice/telemedicine, remote supervision, and licensing exemptions may be superseded by other state and federal laws governing these topics during such declarations. These are extraordinary times and given rapidly changing facts, circumstances, and the various declarations, Board staff are unable to answer many questions as information provided today may not be correct tomorrow.
PSYPACT; Licensure & Supervision Waivers; Telepractice Registry
PSYPACT: For more information and to apply for the Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) and/or Temporary Authorization to Practice (TAP), please visit PSYPACT.
LICENSURE & APPLICATION WAIVERS: This Document presents a compilation of decisions the Board adopted in compliance with directives issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services, and with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey's Executive Orders. Many waivers terminated with the lifting of Arizona's state of emergency on March 30, 2022 while other waivers terminate at a future date specified in the document.
RESIDENCY WAIVER FOR PSYCHOLOGIST LICENSURE APPLICANTS: Laws 2021, Chapter 210 temporarily waives the licensure requirements established at A.R.S. § 32-2071(A)(5) and (K) for psychology program graduates with degree completion dates between February 1, 2021 through September 1, 2023.
TELEHEALTH REGISTRY: Pursuant to A.R.S. § 36-3606, the Board is accepting registry applications from out-of-state psychologists and behavior analysts. Visit the Registry Application page to apply for the Telehealth Registration. Application fee for the telehealth registry is $600. The registration does not require renewal. However, annual reporting is required. See A.R.S. § 36-3606 for detailed requirements.
Emergency Temporary License for Independent Practice
- The Board is no longer accepting applications for emergency temporary licensure to practice in Arizona, which were issued pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-3124 and Arizona Department of Health Services Administrative Order 2020-01.
- Under A.R.S. § 32-3124(D), the temporary license is no longer valid upon issuance or denial of a full, independent Arizona license.
- All active Temporary Licenses will expire on 01.01.2023 per Senate Bill 1309 signed by Governor Doug Ducey on 03.25.2022.
- If providing services to a client located in Arizona via telepractice, you must be aware of and comply with Arizona's telepractice-related statutes and rules.
For a complete list of emergency temporary licenses issued, please download the directory, below.
Applicants who have been approved by the Board to sit for the EPPP may request a 6-month extension. For more details about requesting extensions, please see the FAQ.
Other Sites of Interest
Sources of information on COVID-19 are provided as a courtesy below. It is not an exhaustive list of all available information, and Board staff is unable to provide advisories on any of this material.