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).
The HRLA Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 am - 4:45 pm (except holidays).
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]
DC HEALTH has become aware of a PHISHING PHONE SCAM
Please review Important Notices regarding
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
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.
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.
The Board meets every other month on the second Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Please note that meeting dates can change.
In 2023, the Board plans to meet on the following dates:
- January 10, 2023 (Open Session portion of meeting cancelled)
- February 22, 2023 at 12:00 pm (CANCELLED)
- March 14, 2023
- May 9, 2023
- July 11, 2023
- September 12, 2023
- November 14, 2023
- Jurisprudence Exam Study Material
- EPPP Exam
- 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 (2021)
- Psychology Associate and Postdoctoral Practice
- Guidance on Supervision of Psychology Associate - Primary Supervisor
- 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]
The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) - Effective March 16, 2021