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HOW TO APPLY FOR REGISTRATION AS A PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANT

Step 1:   APPLICATION AND FEE

  • Complete all sections of the application and sign and initial where required with original signature and initials (preferably in blue ink).
  • Submit a check for $40 payable to the Board of Psychology (Board)
  • Mail completed application and check to:
  • Board of Psychology
    1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-215
    Sacramento, CA 95834

    OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S)

  • Official transcript(s) for the qualifying degree must be sent directly by the institution to the Board and an electronic copy of the official transcript(s) must be sent to boplicensing@dca.ca.gov
  • Transcripts must reflect the degree conferred or awarded date
  • If the application is based on admission to candidacy for a doctoral degree, in addition to official transcripts request that the registrar or dean of the institution submit directly to the Board a letter certifying that
  • 1)  You have been admitted to candidacy on (date) for a doctorate degree in psychology or educational psychology with the field of specialization in psychology or counseling psychology;
    2)  You have satisfactorily completed three of more years of post-graduate education in psychology, and;
    3)  You have successfully passed preliminary doctoral examinations.

    FINGERPRINTS

  • Complete the Board's Request for Live Scan Services and take it to a Live Scan site to submit fingerprints to Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for criminal history background check.
  • After submission of your fingerprints through Live Scan, submit a copy of the Request for Live Scan Services to the Board.
  • SUPERVISION AGREEMENT

  • If you intend to accrue supervised professional experience towards licensure, complete and sign with an original signature (preferably in blue ink), a supervision agreement including a detailed description of the supervision plan to be submitted with your application.
  • Mail the supervision agreement to:
  • Board of Psychology
    1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-215
    Sacramento, CA 95834

    ADDING ADDITIONAL PRIMARY SUPERVISOR(S)

  • If you will be supervised by more than one primary supervisor, complete all sections of the Notification to Add or Change Supervisor or Service Location for a Psychological Assistant [PSB 101] with the additional primary supervisor, and sign and initial with original signature and initials(preferably in blue ink). You must submit a separate notification for each supervisor. There is no fee to add an additional primary supervisor.
  • If you intend to accrue hours for supervised professional experience towards licensure with the additional primary supervisor, complete and sign a supervision agreement including a detailed description of the supervision plan to be submitted with your application.
  • Mail completed notification and supervision agreement to:
  • Board of Psychology
    1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-215
    Sacramento, CA 95834

Step 2: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND REVIEW

  • The Board will send an email acknowledging the date the application was received.
  • A licensing analyst will review the application and supporting documentation and send an email outlining deficiencies, if any.

Step 3:  REGISTRATION APPLICATION WITHDRAWAL, DENIAL OR APPROVAL

    WITHDRAWAL

  • An application that is not completed within ninety (90) days after additional information is requested will be withdrawn.
  • DENIAL

  • The Board will contact you via email or certified mail if an application is denied because the registration requirements are not met.
  • APPROVAL

  • The Board will contact you via email when your psychological assistant registration is approved. The congratulatory email will contain details regarding your registration number, expectation of delivery of pocket certificate and other important information.

Last updated: July 3, 2017