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State Licensure

The APA Practice Organization works closely with state, provincial and territorial psychological associations (SPTAs) as well as with practice divisions that are affiliated with APA. These associations and divisions are valuable partners with APA and the Practice Organization in protecting and affirming the professional practice of psychology, and in enhancing access to psychological services. Licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction. Here you will find resources that provide general information.

Model Act for State Licensure of Psychologists

As APA policy, the Model Act serves as a prototype for drafting state legislation regulating the practice of psychology. State legislatures are encouraged to use the language of this document and the policies that it espouses as the model for their own state licensure law.

More information on the Model Act

Date created: 2009

Licensing Board Disciplinary Procedures

The objective of this document is to help psychologists and consumers appreciate the nature of the licensing board disciplinary process and take appropriate action to defend themselves when necessary.