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LEGISLATIVE ADVISORY: SB 816 (Roth). Professions and Vocations (Effective January 1, 2024)

SB 816 (Roth, Chapter 723, Statutes of 2023) was signed by Governor Newsom on October 10, 2023 and amends Business and Professions Codes 2915, 2987, and 2988 to the following effect:

The Psychology Licensing Law imposes various fees on applicants for licensure and on licensees, including an application fee for registration as a psychologist, a biennial renewal fee for registration as a psychologist, an initial psychologist licensing fee, an application fee for registration as a psychological associate, an annual renewal fee for registration of a psychological associate, and a delinquency fee. There is also a separate biennial fee paid by licensed psychologists who hold an inactive license.

1) SB 816 establishes an application fee in the amount of $127 for the California Psychology Law and Ethics Examination and a fee in the amount of $184 for Fingerprint Hard Card Processing for Out-of-State Applicants.

2) SB 816 increases fees as shown in the table below:

Fee Type* Current Fee New Fee
Psychologist – Application $50 $236
CPLEE – Application $235.20 $127
Out of State Fingerprint Hard Card - $233
Psychologist – Initial $500 $231
Psychologist – Renewal $530 (biennial) $825 (biennial)
Psychologist – Inactive $60 (biennial) $241 (biennial)
Psychologist – Renewal Delinquency Fee $150.00 $397.50
Psychologist – Inactive Renewal – Delinquency Fee $20.00 $110.50
Psychological Associate – Application $75 $424
Psychological Associate – Renewal $75 (annual) $224
Psychological Associate – Add/Change Supervisor - $210
Psychological Associate - Renewal Delinquency Fee $37.50 $112

*SB 815 (Roth, Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 294, Statutes of 2023), which transfers the administration and enforcement duties related to Registered Research Psychoanalysts to the Board, goes into effect January 1, 2025, and the fees established for this registration category are not affected by the fees as described above.