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LEGISLATIVE ADVISORY: AB 107 (Salas) Chapter 693, Statutes of 2021 – Licensure: veterans and military spouses..


Attention Board of Psychology Stakeholders:

Assembly Bill (AB) 107 (Salas, Chapter 693, Statutes of 2021) was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on October 8, 2021, and takes effect January 1, 2022.

This bill divides current language of section 2946 of the California Business and Professions Code into subsections, and adds subsection (c), which states:

A psychologist certified or licensed in another state or province who is married to, or in a domestic partnership or other legal union with, an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States and who has made application to the board for a license in this state may perform activities and services of a psychological nature without a valid license for a period not to exceed twelve months from the time of submitting their application or from the commencement of residency in this state, whichever first occurs.

This change allows military spouses who are licensed in another state, and who have applied for licensure as a psychologist in California, to continue to practice psychology under the other state’s license for a year from the time they applied with the Board, or established residency in California, whichever occurs first.


The Board does not have any implementation activities associated with AB 107.

To view the text of the chaptered bill, click here: AB 107 (Salas), Licensure: veterans and military spouses.