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Psychologist Licensure by Reciprocity



When to Apply

Submit the Psychologist Licensure by Reciprocity application 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, apply for licensure by exam.


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 for All Applicants Except CPQ or NRHSPP Holders

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

  • 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, you must submit the following to assist the Board in 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.

  • If you do not hold a Diploma of American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology, request to have 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.
  • 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.
  • A State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background check (CBC). Follow the instructions on the Criminal History Record Check Authorization form to arrange to be fingerprinted. Submit both the form 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.

Requirement for CPQ Holders

This requirement applies only if you currently hold a CPQ or you are credentialed by the NRHSPP. In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • Your CPQ or NRHSPP verification (whichever pertains to you).

 


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