How Does the National Register Mobility Program Work?

Psychologists and doctoral students bank their credentials as part of their National Register application process. The National Register verifies to the licensing board that the currently credentialed psychologist is licensed, has met nationally accepted standards for doctoral education, has completed supervised experience in direct health services, and has no history of disciplinary action. The National Register has verified credentials to state and provincial Boards more than 1,500 times to expedite licensure applications.

  • To request a free verification, click here.
  • To learn more about how Boards use the National Register to expedite licensure mobility,  just expand your selection below.

Alberta

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.cap.ab.ca

Arizona

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, and postdoctoral experience.

Practice Experience Restriction: Board requires five years of practice experience

Link to Board Website: https://psychboard.az.gov/

Arkansas

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: Board requires five years of practice experience

Link to Board Website: http://www.state.ar.us/abep

British Columbia

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.collegeofpsychologists.bc.ca

California

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education*, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP scores. *Registrants will still be required to submit evidence of completing coursework in human sexuality, child abuse, substance abuse, spousal abuse, and aging and long-term care. For further information about the specific requirements, go to http://www.psychology.ca.gov/laws_regs/

Practice Experience Restriction: Board requires five years of practice experience

Link to Board Website:http://www.psychology.ca.gov/

Colorado

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience and postdoctoral experience.

Practice Experience Restriction: Board requires five years of practice experience

Link to Board Website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Psychologist

District of Columbia

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP scores.*

Practice Experience Restriction: Board requires two years of practice experience

Link to Board Website: http://doh.dc.gov/service/psychology-licensing

*Update as of Feb. 2017: The Washington DC Board of Psychology recently informed us that they changed the procedures for Registrants so that verification from the National Register will only exempt the applicant from providing an official transcript (and no longer exempt applicants from providing proof of supervision and EPPP scores). We are trying to schedule a meeting with the DC Board to discuss this change and the impact on our Registrants. We will update this page when more information is available.

Delaware

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: Board requires two years of practice experience

Link to Board Website: http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/psychology/index.shtml

Hawaii

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/psychology/

Idaho

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: Board requires five years of practice experience

Link to Board Website: https://secure.ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=PSY

Illinois

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, and postdoctoral experience.

Practice Experience Restriction: Board requires five years of practice experience

Link to Board Website: http://www.idfpr.com/profs/psych.asp

Iowa

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications and Health Service Provider (HSP) designation for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, and postdoctoral experience.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Psychology

Maine

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and reference letters.

Link to Board Website: http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/psychologists/index.html

Manitoba

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.cpmb.ca

Maryland

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, and postdoctoral experience.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://dhmh.maryland.gov/psych/Pages/Home.aspx

Massachusetts

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications and Health Service Provider (HSP) designation for Registrants. Waives documentation of internship experience and postdoctoral experience. Registrants must submit an official doctoral transcript.

Practice Experience Restriction: Board requires five years of practice experience

Link to Board Website: http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/py/

Michigan

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/

Minnesota

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.psychologyboard.state.mn.us/

Missouri

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications and Health Service Provider (HSP) designation for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://pr.mo.gov/psychologists.asp

Nebraska

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_mhcs_psych_psych.aspx

Nevada

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: Board requires five years of practice experience

Link to Board Website: http://psyexam.state.nv.us/

New Brunswick

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: Board requires five years of practice experience

Link to Board Website: http://www.cpnb.ca/en/information.aspx

New Hampshire

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None.

Link to Board Website: https://www.nh.gov/psychology/

New Mexico

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, and postdoctoral experience.

Practice Experience Restriction: Board requires applicant to hold NRHSPP credential for a minimum of 5 continuous years immediately preceding the date of application for licensure.

Link to Board Website: http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Psychologist_Examiners.aspx

Newfoundland/Labrador

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.nbep.info/

North Carolina

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.ncpsychologyboard.org/

Northwest Territories

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/professional-licensing/psychologists

Nova Scotia

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website:http://www.nsbep.org/

Ohio

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://psychology.ohio.gov/

Oregon

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Registrant must contact National Register office to request documentation sent to the Oregon Board.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.obpe.state.or.us

Pennsylvania

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/cwp/view.asp?a=1104&q=433051

Prince Edward Island

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: n/a

Rhode Island

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.health.ri.gov/licensing/healthcare/#mentalhealth

Saskatchewan

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.skcp.ca

South Carolina

The South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology accepts proof of education and training submitted directly by the National Register on behalf of the licensure applicant. The board will make the final decision regarding the applicant's eligibility per South Carolina Code of Law, Section 40-55-80. To request a verification package to streamline licensure in South Carolina, please contact andrew@nationalregister.org or 202.783.7663.

Link to Board Website: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/psychology/

South Dakota (IP)

Mobility Status: In process. The board voted to approve the National Register, and is in the process of making the necessary law/regulation/rule changes. We cannot guarantee when the provisions will be activated, but we will update this site as soon as the changes are implemented.

Tennessee

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications and Health Service Provider (HSP) designation for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: Board requires five years of licensure and at least 1,900 hours of both internship and postdoctoral supervision.

Link to Board Website: http://tn.gov/health/topic/psych-board

Texas

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications and Health Service Provider (HSP) designation for Registrants. Specifically, Registrants meet the following requirements for provisional licensure: submission of an official transcript which indicates the date the doctoral degree in psychology was awarded or conferred, submission of documentation of the passage of the national psychology examination at the doctoral level at the Texas cut-off score, and submission of three acceptable reference letters.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.tsbep.state.tx.us

Utah

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/psychology.html

Virginia

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/psychology/

Washington

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience and postdoctoral experience.

Practice Experience Restriction: None.

Link to Board Website: http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/Psychologist

West Virginia

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://www.wvpsychbd.org/

Wisconsin (IP)

Mobility Status: In process. The Wisconsin Psychology Examining Board reviewed the National Register mobility program, and the Board will support the request of the National Register to incorporate proposed language at such time as the Board considers a package of administrative rule modifications. We cannot guarantee when the provisions will be activated, but we will update our website as soon as the changes are implemented.

Wyoming

Mobility Status: Expedites licensure applications for Registrants. Waives documentation of education, internship experience, postdoctoral experience, and EPPP Scores.

Practice Experience Restriction: None

Link to Board Website: http://plboards.state.wy.us/psychology/index.asp


Key:  

  • Jurisdictions that have approved but not yet implemented the National Register are noted as In Process (IP).
  • Jurisdictions with an asterisk expedite licensure applications for Registrants licensed in Canada only.

In most cases, Registrants taking advantage of the National Register mobility program will be required to pass a jurisdictional-level oral or written examination prior to approval for licensure.

To take advantage of licensure mobility:

  • Contact Licensing Board, identify yourself as a National Register credentialed psychologist, and request a licensure application.
  • Click here to request a free verification letter.
  • Contact andrew@nationalregister.org or 202-783-7663 if you have questions.