Steps to Psychology Licensure in Ohio

To practice as a licensed psychologist, one must be granted a license from the state of Ohio. A doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology, supervised practice and a national and Ohio exam are required.

To apply for licensure, applicants must:

  1. complete a criminal background check
  2. obtain references from three psychologists/school psychologists
  3. provide supervisor and supervisee documentation of training supervision/hours (see below)
  4. provide official transcripts of appropriate doctoral psychology graduate degree
  5. complete the national Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), which may be taken upon graduation, and
  6. complete an examination on Ohio jurisprudence.

For more information regarding requirements to apply for licensure, visit the State Board of Psychology website.

Read more about HB503, the sequence of training bill which permits graduate students in psychology to obtain their required two years of supervised clinical experience, including internship, either before or after completion of the doctorate.

 






Choose a County

 

RSS News From OPA

  • Avoid Tax Day Tension
    American Psychological Association and Ohio Psychological Association Offer Strategies for Managing Money Stress With today’s IRS tax deadline, it’s not uncommon for Americans to experience financial ... […]
  • Did You Know: April 2014
    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Tips for Engaging Youth in Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts By: Anna R. Hawley, MA Since April 2001, the month of April ... […]
  • President’s Message: April 2014
    Ohio Leaders Take Psychology’s Message to Washington By: Kathleen Ashton, PhD, OPA President Every March, leaders in psychology from around the U.S. converge in Washington, D.C. ... […]