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Retired License Status Regulation Advisory

Effective January 1, 2023, the Board of Psychology will offer a Retired license status.


Senate Bill (SB) 1193 (Hill, Chapter 484, Statutes of 2016) was signed by Governor Brown, on September 22, 2016. This bill added Section 2988.5 to the Business and Professions Code (BPC), effective January 1, 2017, which gives the California Board of Psychology (Board) the authority to issue a license in retired status to a psychologist who holds a current active or inactive license in good standing.

This regulatory change implemented the provisions of BPC section 2988.5 allowing the Board to issue a license in retired status. This status is non-renewable and requires a one-time payment of $75 to accompany an application through BreEZe or the Board’s form

Licensees who choose retired status may return to active status once, using the Board’s form

For more information on this regulation, visit our web site.