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Psychology Licensing


On February 23, 2024, the DC Department of Health (DC Health) relocated.
The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration's
Processing Center and other offices are located at:

DC Health
2201 Shannon Place SE
Washington, DC 20020

(The new building is 0.3 miles from the Anacostia Metro)

Processing Center Hours:
The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) Processing Center is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 am – 1 pm, and Wednesday, 9 am - 3:30 pm (except holidays).
Office Hours:
The HRLA Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 am - 4:45 pm (except holidays).

Board Meetings: 
The Board of Psychology meets every other month on the second Tuesday at 1:30 pm.

If you require assistance from the Board of Psychology, please contact the Board at [email protected] 



Licensure Renewals are LIVE
Psychology & Psychology Associates Online Renewal:

as of November 8, 2022

Please select link below to access Emergency Rulemaking documents.
Note updated COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers:


DC HEALTH has become aware of a PHISHING PHONE SCAM
in which individuals pose as DC Health representatives to request money.
Please be advised that DC Health representatives will never
contact you with a request for money.


Please review Important Notices regarding
Temporary Licensure Requirements


Please review the application checklist and regulations prior to applying for a license.


Psychology Associate Checklist - By Examination  [PDF]
Psychology Associate Checklist - By Endorsement  [PDF]

Psychology Application Checklist - By Examination  [PDF]
Psychology Application Checklist - By Re-Examination  [PDF]
Psychology Application Checklist - By Endorsement  [PDF]

Psychology Associates Regulation
Psychology Regulation


Important Notice regarding Paper Applications (select link):
DC Health No Longer Accepting Paper Applications (Beginning June 14, 2021)


(See link below.)


The District of Columbia Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) is excited to announce the opening of our new online licensing system. Effective immediately, any healthcare provider who is interested in applying for a new health professional license, or to renew, reinstate, or reactivate an existing license, may do so by going to the below link and submitting an online application. All users are strongly encouraged to review the instructions prior to beginning the process.


For the most up to date information on the District's response to COVID-19, including information on best practices and recommended guidelines, please go to

Documents: All HRLA related documents should be mailed to 2201 Shannon Place SE, Washington, DC 20020.

Updates: Individuals may call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending applications. 

Need to contact the Board of Psychology? Send an email to: [email protected] 


The Board of Psychology regulates the practice of psychology in DC. The Board advises the Mayor and administers and enforces the law. The Board also evaluates applicants' qualifications and administers exams, recommends standards and procedures, and issues licenses. Moreover, the Board receives and reviews complaints; requests investigations, conducts hearings, issues subpoenas, examines witnesses, and administers oaths; and issues an annual report. Members must file personal financial disclosure statements.

The Mayor appoints all board members, including the chair. The Board consists of five DC residents: four licensed psychologists and one consumer. The psychologists must have been engaged in practice for at least three years preceding appointment. The consumer member must be at least 18 years old, not a health professional, or in training to become one, and may have no household member who is involved directly or indirectly in providing care. Licenses expire on December 31 of odd years. 

The Board meets every other month on the second Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Please note that meeting dates can change.

In 2024, the Board plans to meet on the following dates:

  • January 9, 2024
  • March 12, 2024
  • May 14, 2024
  • July 9, 2024
  • September 10, 2024
  • November 12, 2024

Application Packages

Additional Information

Board Policy Statements

Continuing Education 

Licensure Search

Meeting Agenda 

Meeting Minutes



The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) - Effective March 16, 2021


Newsletters/Board Announcements


Contact Phone: 
(877) 672-2174
Contact Fax: 
(202) 727-8471
Contact TTY: 
Office Hours: 
Processing Center: M-F: 9 am-1 pm, W: 9 am-3:30 pm; Office Hours M-F: 8:15 am-4:45 pm
Service Location: 

Health, Department of

GIS Address: 
2201 Shannon Place SE