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Psychologist Licensure by Examination



When to Apply

Apply for Licensure as a Psychologist by Examination if any of the following descriptions apply to you:

  • You are applying to upgrade to a Psychologist license OR
  • You are not currently licensed in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia) OR
  • You are currently licensed in another jurisdiction and all of the following statements are true:
    • You have not practiced continuously for at least two years, AND
    • You do not hold a Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ), AND
    • You are not credentialed by the National Registry of Health Service Providers in Psychology (NRHSPP).

If you don’t meet the criteria above, apply for licensure by Reciprocity.


Who Must Take the Examination

The exam for Delaware Psychologist licensure is the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP).

  • If you have never passed the EPPP, the Board of Psychology must approve your application to take it.
  • If you passed the EPPP over five years ago, you must re-take it. The Board must approve you to sit for the exam again.
  • If you passed the EPPP less than five years ago, you do not need to re-take it.
  • If you hold a Diploma of American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology, you do not need to re-take it.

For more information about the exam process, see the Examinations webpage. If you need special accommodation due to a disability, complete and submit the Request for Special Accommodation form.


Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

Applications are processed in DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services). The online license application process is simple and provides you with clear instructions throughout each stage of the application process. We strongly recommend that you understand what the requirements are for the license you are pursuing. Then, request and gather the documents you need before you begin the application process. Most of the information and forms are on this website. For further clarification of requirements, refer to your profession’s License Law and the Rules and Regulations.

In order to apply for a license or service request, you must have a DELPROS account. To create a new account or log into an existing DELPROS account, follow the instructions at the beginning of the application process. As part of the final steps of the application process, DELPROS instructs you to either “attach” or “upload” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself or make arrangements for “third-party” documents/forms to be sent to the Board office. Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state. These forms usually require a signature, seal, or notary, therefore, must be mailed into the Board office directly. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.

In DELPROS, you have the ability to save your application and return to it to edit/update information or upload documents for up to six months. However, if you do not submit your application within six months, you will have to restart your online application process. The Board office begins processing applications shortly after submission in the portal. You may check the status of your application in the DELPROS system throughout the whole process and we will correspond with you by email. The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).


Requirements

In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • A State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks (CBC). Follow the instructions on the Criminal History Record Check Authorization form to arrange to be fingerprinted. Submit the forms and payment to the State Bureau of Identification (SBI). Do not send these forms to the Board office.
    • Allow at least four weeks for the SBI to send criminal history records to the Board office.
    • A new criminal background check is required even if the person recently had a criminal background check done for some other reason.
  • An official transcript, sent directly from the college/university to the Board office, showing that you have a doctoral degree from a psychological studies program specifically designed to train and prepare psychologists, such as the American Psychological Association (APA) or Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS).
  • If your program is neither APA-accredited nor PCSAS-accredited, submit the following to assist the Board with evaluating the program:

This documentation is required in addition to the official transcript and must show that your program meets the criteria in Sections 6.1.1.2.1 – 6.1.1.2.10.4 of the Board’s  Rules and Regulations.

  • A Supervisory Reference Form from each your supervisor(s).
    • The form(s) must document that you have at least 1500 hours of post-doctoral supervised experience completed in not less than one calendar year and not more than three calendar years.
  • State/Jurisdiction Licensure Verification sent directly to the Board office from each state or jurisdiction in which you currently hold or have ever held a license.
  • If you have passed the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) within the past five years and do not hold a Diploma of American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology, have your score report sent directly from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) to the Board office.
  • If you have not passed the EPPP, the Board will review your Psychologist application for approval to test.

 


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