|Virginia Board of Psychology|
Phone: (804) 367-4697
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
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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)
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Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Information:
The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) Commission has published Proposed Rules for consideration and comment. The Proposed Rules can be found HERE.
These Proposed Rules are open for a period of 60 days for public comment for those stakeholders interested in providing such comment. The deadline for submission of written comments is November 4, 2021.
Written comments should be submitted via the public comment form found on the PSYPACT website and submitted to the PSYPACT Commission no later than 5:00 pm Eastern on November 4, 2021.A public hearing will be conducted as part of the PSYPACT Commission’s Annual Meeting via Zoom on November 18, 2021 beginning at 10:00 am Eastern. Interested parties may participate and notification will be posted to the PSYPACT website 30 days prior to the meeting with call-in information provided.
June 30th Renewal Information:
In March 2020, the Board granted licensees and CSOTPs a one-year extension for the 2020 continuing education (CE) requirements. Each licensee and CSOTP must complete the 2020 and 2021 renewal CE requirements by June 30, 2021. Please review the Regulations, Renewal FAQs and Renewal Explanation Chart for more detailed information on the renewal requirements.
Implementation of Psychology Interstate Compact
Chapter 1162 of the 2020 Acts of the Assembly mandates membership of the Commonwealth of the Virginia in the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) and requires the Board to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the act to be effective within 28 days of enactment. Amendments add definitions consistent with the Compact and revise the standards of practice and the grounds for disciplinary action to ensure that they cover persons practicing with an E.Passport or temporary authorization to practice in Virginia through the Compact.
In July 2020, the Board submitted the Emergency Regulations and a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) to make the Regulations permanent. The Governor approved the Emergency Regulations on 1/1/2021, which became effective on 1/3/2021 and will expire on 7/2/2022. The NOIRA to make the Regulations permanent is currently going through the regulatory process.
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