NOTICE OF DELIVERY SERVICE DELAYS
DC Health is experiencing delays in mail availability due to the impact of COVID-19 on the US postal service.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to process all mail in as timely a manner as possible.
COVID-19 Guidance and Best Practices
For the most up to date information on the District's response to COVID-19, including information on best practices, licensure waivers, and recommended guidelines, please go to coronavirus.dc.gov. Due to ongoing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately, the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) is implementing a 100% telework policy and will be available for mail services only. If you are already in contact with a Health Licensing Specialist (HLS), please forward any documents to said HLS via email.
Walk In Services
UPDATED: The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) Processing Center will be open to the public by appointment only on Mondays and Wednesdays starting on October 21, 2020, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The online appointment scheduler is http://appts.dcvsims.com
All HRLA related documents should be mailed to 899 North Capitol Street NE Washington, DC 20002. Individuals may also call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending application.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Health Professional Board meetings are currently held virtually. Please check each board's respective website for information on when the next meeting will take place.
If you require assistance from the Board of Psychology, please contact [email protected].
In response to COVID-19, DC Health has waived all licensure requirements for practitioners who are licensed in good standing in another jurisdiction. You can read more about the waiver process HERE.
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. Please note that meeting dates can change. In 2021, the Board plans to meet on the following dates:
- January 12, 2021
- March 9, 2021
- May 11, 2021
- July 13, 2021
- September 14, 2021
- November 9, 2021
- EPPP Exam
- Jurisprudence Study Material [PDF]
- Criminal Background Check
- License Verification Request Form
Board Policy Statements
- Guidance On Tele-Psychology And Remote Supervision During The Covid-19 Health Emergency
- EPPP Policy Statement (2020)
- Psychology Associate and Postdoctoral Practice
- Policy Statement on Identifying Public Health Issues for Continuing Education
- File a Complaint
- Disciplinary Action Taken (to come)
- DC Municipal Regulations for Psychology [PDF]
- DC Municipal Regulations for Psychology Associate [PDF]
- Health Occupations Revision Act [PDF]
- Administrative Rules - DCMR Chapter 41 [PDF]
- General Rules - DCMR Chapter 40 [PDF]