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License Status

License Statuses

  • Active status- For licensees who are actively practicing psychology in Oregon.
  • Semi-Active status- For licensees who are actively practicing psychology in Oregon for no more than 20 client contact hours per week.  The licensee must be at least 62 years of age to qualify for this status.  The continuing education (CE) requirement is the same as for an active status license.
  • Inactive status- For licensees not currently practicing psychology in Oregon.  No CE is required. See below for more info.

Non-Licensed Statuses

  • Retired status- For licensees who have retired from the practice of psychology in Oregon.
  • Lapsed status- The license is lapsed due to non-renewal of the license.  The person may not practice psychology in Oregon.

How to Change Status

  • To change from active or semi-active status to active, semi-active, inactive or retired status:
    • When you receive your Renewal Notice and Affidavit, simply check the appropriate box under "change in status" and pay the appropriate fee; or
    • Make a written request to the Board.
  • To change from inactive status to active or semi-active status, you will need to submit a Reactivation Request Form.
  • To change from retired or lapsed status to active, semi-active or inactive status:

Inactive Status License

  • Licensees who are on inactive status may not practice psychology in the State of Oregon.
  • Licensees must indicate inactive status in representations to the public. OAR 858-010-0062
    • Inactive status psychologists must only designate their licensure status as “inactive psychologist” or “inactive licensed psychologist." 
    • Inactive status psychologist associates must only designate their licensure status as “inactive psychologist associate” or “inactive licensed psychologist associate.”
  • There is no continuing education (CE) required for those on or changing to inactive status, but note that CE is required in order to reactivate.
  • To reactivate, you must document completion of continuing education (CE) activities which at a minimum meet the requirements described in OAR 858-040-0015 within the 24 month period immediately preceding the requested date of request.  In other words, the normal CE requirements for renewal apply (including 40 total hours), and must be completed within the previous 24 months.
    *** Even if you are a new licensee, the CE requirement still applies for reactivation.***
  • You will need to submit a fully completed Reactivation Request Form along with full fee.  If your license has been inactive for more than five years, you will need to also need to pass the Oregon Jurisprudence Exam. The Board will then send a letter indicating approval, or notify you if there is anything missing or incomplete.
  • Reactivating between renewals means you will be required to complete a prorated amount of CE for the date of reactivation through the end of your CE reporting period.  Your letter will indicate the necessary hours.

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