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General Information

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Education Qualifications

Psychologist- a degree in psychology from an accredited doctoral program. See OAR 858-010-0010.

Licenses Offered

Psychologist (doctorate degree in psychology).

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.  For those who will be completing a residency in Oregon: You must submit a proposed resident supervision contract along with your application materials and wait for written Board approval of both before rendering any psychological services or using the title “psychologist resident.” Practicing psychology without a Board-approved contract will result in your work completed not counting towards the post-doctoral supervised work experience required for licensure, and could also subject you and your supervisor to sanction for unlicensed practice. After submitting your application, please log into the Applicant Portal regularly to check the status of your application documents/forms. All application forms, fees and background check information must be submitted to the Board before application is considered complete. Documents and forms are not reviewed until after an application is complete, please allow 2-4 weeks.
  • All psychologist candidates for licensure must complete (or have previously completed) the supervised clinical work experience requirements for licensure.  Generally, this means at least one year (not less than 12 months) of qualifying post-doctoral supervised work experience including at least 1,500 hours of psychological services under the supervision of a psychologist. *The post-doc requirement does not apply to "Endorsement >=15 years" applicants.
  • More information: Residency
Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ for applicants

Application Methods
Apply online via the Applicant Portal.
  • Standard Application- for psychologist applicants who have never been licensed in another jurisdiction or holds an inactive license in another jurisdiction. Below are the required forms for the Standard method:
  • Licensure by Endorsement- for psychologist applicants who currently hold an active license as a psychologist based on a doctoral degree in another state and in good standing.
    • Endorsement Application (<15 years)- for applicants who have maintained an active psychologist license for less than 15 years. Below are the required forms for the <15 years methods:
    • Endorsement Application (>=15 years)- for applicants who have maintained an active psychologist license for 15 years or more. Below are the required forms for the >15 years method:
  • Endorsement applicants, please note:
    • Alabama will no longer transfer files.
    • Colorado will no longer transfer files or complete licensure verification forms.
    • California will not transfer transcripts or EPPP scores.
    • Illinois will no longer transfer files.
    • Virginia will no longer transfer files or complete licensure verification forms.
You can find additional forms here. 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.
Foreign Degrees
Application Fee

$371.25 (non-refundable). This includes the background check fee ($46.25) and is required to be paid with submission of the online application.

Method of Payment

Pay online with card. Cash, checks, or outside e-payments are not accepted. No refunds.

Working in Oregon before 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.
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.

Primary Source Verification
The Oregon Board of Psychology conducts primary source verification of applicants' education, examination, training, and other jurisdictional licenses, registrations, or certifications (if applicable).  Acceptable sources include documents sent directly from the educational institution, supervisor, approved examining organization (ASPPB), or other state licensing/credentialing authority.

Current Applicants
  • View status and verify documents received through the Applicant Portal.
  • Find all applicant forms on the Forms page.
  • Forms must be either mailed or emailed to the board:
  • For questions, please call 503-378-4154.