When to File Application by Reciprocity
Complete the Application for Psychologist Licensure by Reciprocity if you hold a current Psychologist license in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia) and at least one of the following statements is true:
- You have practiced continuously for at least two years, or
- You hold a Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology ( CPQ), or
- You are credentialed by the National Registry of Health Service Providers in Psychology (NRHSPP).
If you don’t meet the criteria above, complete the Application for Psychologist Licensure by Examination.
Requirements for All Applicants
- Submit a completed, signed and notarized Application for Psychologist Licensure by Reciprocity.
- Enclose the non-refundable processing fee by check or money order made payable to the "State of Delaware.”
- Complete the Criminal History Record Check Authorization form to request State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks. Follow the instructions on the authorization form to arrange to be fingerprinted.
- Arrange for the Board office to receive a verification of licensure in good standing from each jurisdiction where you hold (or have ever held) a license, sent directly to the Board office.
- You may use the Verification of Psychologist License form included with the application.
- If you have never been issued a United States Social Security Number (SSN), submit a Request for Exemption from Social Security Number Requirement.
Additional requirements depend on whether you hold a Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ) or you are credentialed by the National Registry of Health Service Providers in Psychology (NRHSPP).
Requirements for Applicants with CPQ or NRHSPP
This requirement applies only if you currently hold a CPQ or you are credentialed by the NRHSPP.
- Submit your CPQ or NRHSPP verification (whichever pertains to you).
Requirements for Applicants with No CPQ or NRHSPP
These requirements apply only if you do not hold a CPQ and you are not credentialed by the NRHSPP.
- Arrange for the Board office to receive an official transcript showing that you have earned a doctoral degree from a psychological studies program specifically designed to train and prepare psychologists.
- A doctoral degree from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) meets this requirement.
- If your program is neither APA-accredited nor PCSAS-accredited, arrange for the Board office to receive the following to assist the Board in evaluating the program:
- Course descriptions (such as the course catalog)
- Completed Evaluation of Coursework form (included with the application)
- This documentation is required in addition to the official transcript. It must show that your program meets the criteria in Sections 188.8.131.52.1 - 184.108.40.206.10.4 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
- Arrange for the Board office to receive your EPPP scores sent from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) directly to the Board office. To obtain a score report, see www.asppb.net.