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Psychology Licensing

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.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENT

IMPORTANT NOTICE
REGARDING PAPER APPLICATIONS

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

 

ONLINE LICENSING APPLICATIONS

(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.

https://doh.force.com/dchealthrenewals/s/portal-page
 

***COVID-19 UPDATES***

NEW COVID-19 MANDATES:

DC Health has implemented new mandates related to COVID-19. For more information, click on the following link(s):

COVID-19 VACCINE & COVID-19 C.E. REQUIREMENTS

(https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/1556816)

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.

Documents: All HRLA related documents should be mailed to 899 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC 20002.

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] 


Board Meetings

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Health Professional Board meetings are currently held virtually. 

Licensure Waivers

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 of Psychology meets every other month on the second Tuesday at 1:30 pm.
Please note that meeting dates can change. In 2022, the Board plans to meet on the following dates:

  • January 11, 2022
  • March 8, 2022
  • May 10, 2022
  • July 12, 2022
  • September 13, 2022
  • November 8, 2022

Application Packages

Additional Information

Board Policy Statements

Continuing Education 

Licensure Search

Meeting Agenda 

Meeting Minutes

Discipline

Regulations

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

Associations

Newsletters/Board Announcements

 

Contact Phone: 
(877) 672-2174
Contact Fax: 
(202) 727-8471
Contact TTY: 
711
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: 
899 North Capitol Street, NE
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip: 
20002