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Applying For Licensure in Oregon
General Information
WHEN TO APPLY:  As you approach graduation, but not more than six months prior, you may begin to submit documents and references to the Board.  Any documents that arrive prior to your application, including the background check, will be held for up to six months. 
APPLICATION FEE:  $300.00 (non-refundable).  Must accompany application.
WORKING IN OREGON BEFORE BEING LICENSED:  To provide psychological services in Oregon prior to being licensed, a person must be:  1) an approved applicant in a Board-approved residency contract; or, 2) working in an exempt setting (see ORS 675.090); or, 3) if licensed in another state, must be granted a limited permit (see OAR 858-010-0055).
STATUTES (LAWS) AND ADMINISTRATIVE RULES:  Your legal rights and responsibilities are contained in these documents.  Please review the licensure rules and laws carefully prior to completing and submitting your application. 
Licensure Flowchart- a diagram showing the steps to licensure as a psychologist in Oregon. 
Frequently Asked Questions for applicants.

Application & Required Forms

Please note:  Be sure you have the most current version, as forms are updated periodically.  Revision dates are noted on the forms.  For your convenience, forms are fillable and allow you to save your work. 


Standard Application & Checklist - for psychologist applicants who are not licensed in another jurisdiction, and for psychologist associate applicants 
Licensure by Endorsement- Application process for psychologist applicants who currently hold an active license as a psychologist based on a doctoral degree in another state and in good standing.  Please use the form that applies to you: 

Endorsement applicants please note:

  • Alabama will no longer transfer files. Applicants whose original licensing state is Alabama will need to transfer a credentialing body file (ASPPB, ABPP, or National Register) or apply via the Standard Application Method.
  • California will not transfer transcripts or EPPP scores
  • Illinois will no longer transfer files. Applicants whose original licensing state is Illinois will need to transfer a credentialing body file (ASPPB, ABPP, or National Register) or apply via the Standard Application Method.


Please refer to your application checklist to see which forms you will need.

For non-APA (or CPA) accredited schools only: 

* Additional forms, such as change of address, can be found here. 

Foreign Degrees

Psychologist applicants who were trained abroad must have their degrees evaluated by a Board recognized credentialing body.  Please use the standard application form & checklist.



Background checks are required for all applicants. To begin the process, you will need to complete and return the Background Check Request Form along with the fee of $40.00 to the Board's office. Please note, the FBI reduced its fee from $42.75 to $40.00 effective October 1, 2016. All background check requests submitted after 09/30/2016 should include a check in th amount of $40.00.

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Candidates for licensure are required to take and successfully pass:
  • The Oregon Jurisprudence Exam- administered by the Board.
  • The Examination for the Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP)- administered by ASPPB (PES).  *The EPPP requirement may be waived for "Endorsement >=15 years" applicants. However if you have taken the exam, we will need verification.
More information: Examinations

All candidates for licensure must complete (or have previously completed) at least one year (not less than 12 months) of qualifying post-doctoral supervised work experience.  This must include at least 1,500 hours of psychological services under the supervision of a psychologist who has been licensed for at least 2 years.  *The post-doc requirement does not apply to "Endorsement >=15 years" applicants.
More information: See Residency

Applicant Tracking
Online applicant tracking allows applicants to monitor their application progress. This information is updated daily. New applicants will receive a status memo containing a unique login and password shortly after applying.
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