How to Become a Licensed Psychologist

Many professional psychologists are charged with the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of others, and in order to effectively and responsibly care for others, they need to know how to diagnose and treat a myriad of physical, mental, and emotional issues. Every state in the country takes the well-being of their citizens very seriously, and because of that, professional psychologists need to go through a rigorous licensure process to prove they are qualified to care for others.

Not all state licensure processes are the same, and trying to keep up with all the different regulations and requirements can be quite difficult, which is why we went ahead and built detailed licensure outlines for each state that includes education requirements, experience requirements, and necessary paperwork and procedures.

State Summary of License Requirements Education Requirement

Alabama
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's, + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP and PSE
 

PhD or Psy.D


Alaska
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP and PSE
 

PhD or Psy.D


Arizona
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D.
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Arkansas
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D.
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1500 Hours *
  • Examination: EPPP and PSE
 

PhD or Psy.D


California
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Colorado
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Connecticut
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP and PSE
 

PhD or Psy.D


Delaware
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Florida
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 4000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP and PSE
 

PhD or Psy.D


Georgia
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP and PSE
 

PhD or Psy.D


Hawaii
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1900 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Idaho
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Illinois
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3500 Hours
  • Examination: IDFPR
 

PhD or Psy.D


Indiana
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3100 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Iowa
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP and PSE
 

PhD or Psy.D


Kansas
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1800 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Kentucky
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3600 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP and PSE
 

PhD or Psy.D


Louisiana
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Maine
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Maryland
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3250 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Massachusetts
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Michigan
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Minnesota
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Mississippi
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 4000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Missouri
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Montana
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Nebraska
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Nevada
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP and PSE
 

PhD or Psy.D


New Hampshire
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + Phd or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


New Jersey
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


New Mexico
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


New York
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


North Carolina
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


North Dakota
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Ohio
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Oklahoma
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Oregon
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Pennsylvania
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1750 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Rhode Island
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP and PSE
 

PhD or Psy.D


South Carolina
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


South Dakota
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1800 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Tennessee
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1900 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Texas
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Utah
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 4000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP and PSE
 

PhD or Psy.D


Vermont
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 4000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Virginia
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 2000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Washington
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3300 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


West Virginia
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Wisconsin
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 3000 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP
 

PhD or Psy.D


Wyoming
  • Education: Bachelor's, Master's + PhD or Psy.D
  • Supervised Work Hours: 1500 Hours
  • Examination: EPPP and PSE
 

PhD or Psy.D

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