|Virginia Board of Psychology|
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Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available for anyone age 6 months or older. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information.
(UPDATED June 22, 2022) Information on Continuity of Care and Temporary Authorization to Practice click here (Word document)
COVID-19 Information from the Board of Psychology
Click here for the latest information from the board about the COVID-19 pandemic. (updated April 20, 2020)
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has information on the Coronavirus Disease for both healthcare professionals and the general public which is updated regularly, as new information becomes available. Read more here.
PSYPACT (Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact) Information
Important Announcement: Proposed Rules for Public Comment - The PSYPACT Commission has released rules for public comment. The Commission will accept public comment until September 27, 2022 at 5:00pm EST. To view the rules that are out for public comment and to submit a comment, please visit PSYPACT's website.
TO VERIFY PSYPACT AUTHORIZATIONS please go to the following link:
To find out more information on PSYPACT, or submit an application, please visit PSYPACT.
EPPP Practice Exams:
Effective, April 23, 2021, candidates can now go directly to the Pearson VUE portal to purchase and schedule their practice exams at https://home.pearsonvue.com/asppb/practice.
EPPP Part 2 Information
Our mission includes ensuring safe and competent patient care. As you may be aware, the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) has for many years administered the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), an examination designed to measure the foundational knowledge needed for entry-level licensure in psychology. It is used in all jurisdictions in North America. At the request of member jurisdictions, ASPPB has more recently developed the EPPP (Part 2-Skills) to provide a valid, reliable and legally-defensible measure of a universal set of skills needed for entry level licensure. A component of the EPPP, this is a computer based examination which assesses those skills, and it will become available in January 2020. Going forward, the knowledge exam will be known as the EPPP (Part 1 – Knowledge). More detail on the composition of and rationale for the new exam is available on ASPPB's website. The Board will be considering examination requirements in upcoming meetings.
At the October 29, 2019 meeting, the Board decided to take no action until after the Board conducts a stakeholder meeting in 2020.
Notification of Changes to Issuance of Licenses, Certifications and Registrations
The Board of Psychology will cease mailing hard-copy licenses, certifications, and registrations. During the next renewal, a final hard copy will be issued that contains no expiration date. The renewal period for Board of Psychology will begin in early May and the board will send out email notices at that time. This final copy should be maintained, carried, or posted in accordance with relevant applicable laws and regulations. State health regulatory boards, employers, insurance providers and citizens seeking verification of current licensure status in the Commonwealth of Virginia may obtain this information via License Lookup.
Replacement or duplicate of a final hard-copy license, certification, or registration may be requested through an individual online account.
License Verification Information
A Virginia licensee seeking to obtain a verification of his/her license, certification, or registration at no cost may do so by directing a board, employer, insurance provider or other interested parties to License Lookup. This content resource meets the accreditation standards for primary source verification from the top seven-accreditation organizations for healthcare professionals.
Duty to Report Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation - More
The Adult Protective Services Program at the Virginia Department of Social Services is pleased to announce the availability of a new online educational opportunity for mandated reporters of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older or incapacitated individuals. This online training course has been developed for, and with the assistance of, mandated reporters and APS professionals to assist mandated reporters in understanding adult abuse and their responsibilities as mandated reporters. Read More...(word .doc)
The following professions are regulated by the Board of Psychology.
- Applied Psychologist
- Clinical Psychologist
- School Psychologist
- School Psychologist-Limited
- Sex Offender Treatment Provider