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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.

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

***COVID-19 UPDATES***


UPDATED COVID-19 MANDATES
as of November 8, 2022

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

dchealth.dc.gov/node/1556816


ALERT: PHONE SCAM

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.


LICENSURE WAIVER
PERIOD HAS ENDED:

Please review Important Notices regarding
Temporary Licensure Requirements
HERE

 

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

 

Psychology Application Checklist - By Examination and Re-Examination

Psychology Application Checklist - By Endorsement

Psychology Associate Checklist - By Examination

Psychology Associate Checklist - By Endorsement

Psychology Associates Regulation 

Psychology Regulation 

 

 

 

 

Important Notice regarding Paper Applications (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***

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 coronavirus.dc.gov.

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] 


 

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. 

BOARD MEETINGS
The Board meets every other month on the second Tuesday at 1:30 pm. Please note that meeting dates can change.

In 2023, the Board plans to meet on the following dates:

  • January 10, 2023
  • March 14, 2023
  • May 9, 2023
  • July 11, 2023
  • September 12, 2023
  • November 14, 2023

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