DIRECTORY SEARCH: Licensure inquiries and verifications may be made in this Directory. The Board is transitioning its licensure management system to a new platform. The eLicensing platform was deactivated effective September 1, 2021. The Directory details were current at that time and will be updated soon. If you need to verify a provider's updated expiration date please contact Krishna Poe
REQUEST VERIFICATION OF AZ LICENSE: If an official or formal verification needs to be sent to another licensing board or organization, please email your request to [email protected]. The $2 fee is currently waived. Include your first/last name, license number and the email address to which the verification needs to be sent.
EMERGENCY TEMPORARY LICENSE SEARCH: To verify emergency temporary licenses for independent practice, please see the COVID-19 ADVISORY page and scroll down to the header, "BA and PSY Temporary License for Independent Practice". A spreadsheet is available for verification of the emergency temporary licenses issued.
The Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners (Board) has three applications for licensure for psychologists and two applications for behavior analysts.
For the standard Psychologist Application for Exam and/or Licensure and the standard Behavior Analyst Application for Licensure, the Board conducts primary source verification of an applicant’s graduate education, training and passage of the national exam before issuing a license to practice psychology or behavior analysis in Arizona.
For standard psychology applications, some verification(s) of training may be waived based on number of years in independent practice:
For 10 years or more independent practice, the applicant may waive verification of additional 1,500 hours supervised experience.
For 20 years or more independent practice, the applicant may waive verification of all supervised experience/training.
For the Psychologist Application for Licensure by Credential, the credential (CPQ, ABPP or National Register) is primary source verified. Education and training are not verified by the Board for licensure by credential applications. For applications with the National Register credential, passage of the national exam is also primary source verified.
For Psychologist or Behavior Analyst Applications for Licensure by Universal Recognition, Arizona statutes and rules do not permit the Board to verify education and training.
A National Practitioner Data Bank self-query is required for all psychology applicants.
For all applications for licensure, verification of licensure/certification and disciplinary history from every jurisdiction in the U.S. and Canada in which a psychologist or behavior analyst holds or has held a license/certification is obtained directly from the licensing boards for each applicant, as applicable.
Please note, staff will not confirm or deny confidential information such as birth dates, social security numbers, etc. If further information is required, please contact the appropriate staff:
Krishna Poe, Projects Specialist, Licenses and Renewals; Verifications
Kathy Fowkes, Licensing Specialist, Psychologist Applications Only
Zikaya Mallas, Licensing Specialist, Behavior Analyst Applications Only
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