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Professional Regulation

Psychologist Licensure by Examination

When to File Application by Examination

Complete the Application for Licensure as a Psychologist by Examination if either of the following descriptions applies to you:

  • You are not currently licensed in another state.


  • You are currently licensed in another state 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, complete the Application for Licensure as a Psychologist 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 need special accommodation due to a disability, complete and submit the Request for Special Accommodation form included with this application.


Requirements for All Applicants

  • Enclose the non-refundable processing fee by check or money order made payable to the “State of Delaware.”
    • If you hold an active Delaware Psychological Assistant Registration and are applying for upgrade to a Psychologist license, enclose the upgrade fee instead of the full processing fee.
  • 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. You must meet this requirement even if you recently had a criminal background check done for some other reason.
  • Arrange for the Board office to receive 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.
    • 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

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

  • Arrange for your supervisor(s) to submit a Supervisory Reference Form directly to the Board office.
    • The forms 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.
  • If you hold (or have ever held) a license in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia), arrange for the Board office to receive verification of licensure from each jurisdiction where you have ever held a license, sent directly from the jurisdiction to the Board office.
  • If you have passed the EPPP within the past five years, arrange for the Board office to receive a score report sent directly from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) to the Board office.

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