If you wish to practice psychology in Arizona, you must be licensed by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners (Board). A license to practice psychology cannot be transferred from another state. You must submit an application for licensure to the Board and meet the qualifications determined by Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S. or statutes) and the Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C. or Rules). Please go to the Statutes and Rules menu tab to read these.
There are three applications (and therefore three pathways to licensure) that are available. Board staff cannot tell you what type of application to make. You must determine this for yourself.
- Use the Table of Contents on the Psychologist Applications (Psych Apps) page to go to each type of application.
- Each application section on the Psych Apps page lists the qualifiers for using that application to apply for licensure.
- Depending on your professional history, you may qualify to apply by Universal Recognition or Credential.
- If you do not qualify for either of these pathways to licensure, use the standard application, Psychologist Application for Exam and/or Licensure.
- On page 4 of the Exam and/or Licensure application PDF, there are four (4) basic categories, and a total of eight (8) possible selections.
- Read the explanations for each, and make your selection based on where you are in your education, training, exam status and/or career.
- For each application PDF, the first page lists the documentation and verifications (application materials) needed for the Board to determine if you are qualified to be licensed in Arizona via the application pathway you chose to submit. Please use these instructions as a checklist, and read them carefully for comprehension.
- In each application, there are additional instructions for various sections. To avoid delays and having to re-submit pages, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS before filling out the section. Do not assume. It just causes delays, and extra work for both you and Board staff.