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To download an application to practice psychology, click here: Application for Licensure to Practice Psychology in Indiana.
***Important Note: Be sure to include an email address on the application as this is the preferred method of communication from the board. Additionally, your license issuance notification will only be sent by email.***
Indiana's psychology examination includes the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) and a state jurisprudence examination. You must pass the state jurisprudence examination before you will be authorized to take the EPPP.
NOTICE REGARDING PROCESSING OF YOUR APPLICATION
(APPLIES TO BOTH LICENSURE AND ENDORSEMENT APPLICANTS)
ONCE YOUR APPLICATION IS RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE, YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING WITHIN 2-3 WEEKS:
Once your application file is complete, the board must review it before you can be scheduled for examination and a temporary license can be issued. The board generally meets once every two months. Please allow time for your supporting documentation to be forwarded to the Agency.
Beginning in April 2001, the EPPP will be administered by computer at Prometric testing sites throughout the United States. Indiana will no longer administer the paper and pencil version of the examination. All applicants for licensure by examination must pass the state jurisprudence examination before they will be authorized to take the EPPP.
If you are applying for a license by examination you must take the jurisprudence examination in Indiana.
The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) has a web-site at http://www.asppb.org/ at which you may obtain general information regarding the computerized examination.
TRANSCRIPTS OF EDUCATION
Official transcripts of degree credits must be sent to this office directly from your school(s). Your doctoral degree must be shown on the doctoral transcript. If you have completed your degree requirements but have not officially graduated, you must submit a certificate of completion signed by the Dean or the Registrar of your school along with a transcript of credits earned. A transcript that shows the date the degree was conferred and the degree earned must be received before a license will be issued.
Your official transcript should document your internship. If the internship is not documented on your transcript, you must also submit verification from the chairperson of your Department or Graduate School which includes the location, the nature, and length of the internship. If your program did not require an internship, that fact should be noted on your application.
The fee for a temporary permit is $50, made payable to the Professional Licensing Agency. Upon approval by the board of an applicant's application to take the appropriate examination(s), a temporary license will be issued by the board and will be in force until the board has notified the applicant of the applicant's examination results. If an applicant fails to take the scheduled examination, the applicant's temporary license is revoked without any further action by the board.
Upon approval by the board of an applicant's application to take the appropriate examination(s), a temporary license will be issued by the board and will expire on the earlier of:
YOU MAY NOT BEGIN TO PRACTICE PSYCHOLOGY, UNLESS YOU ARE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF AN HSPP ENDORSED PSYCHOLOGIST.
LIMITED LICENSE HOLDERS
All applicants who are limited license (formerly basic certificate) holders should contact the Professional Licensing Agency to request an application for licensure if they desire to obtain an unlimited license to practice psychology.
INDIANA STATE PSYCHOLOGY BOARD
PROFESSIONAL LICENSING AGENCY
402 WEST WASHINGTON STREET
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46204
In addition to these instructions you will need the following in order to complete the application process:
To obtain the relevant statutes and rules by mail, please write to the Indiana State Psychology Board at 402 West Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 and include the mailing/copying fee of $4.50. Please include your name, full mailing address, and indicate that you want the statutes & rules pertaining to psychology.
In compliance with IC 4-1-6, this agency is notifying you that you must provide the requested information or your application will not be processed. You have the right to challenge, correct, or explain information maintained by this agency. The information you provide will become public record. Your examination scores and grade transcripts are confidential except in circumstances where their release is required by law, in which case you will be notified.
If you answer yes to any of the questions on the last page of the application please submit the following along with your application:
• A typed and detailed explanation of the incident(s)
• Court documents regarding the incident(s) explaining the charges, fines and current disposition
• Proof of completion of all court ordered remediation (i.e. probation, court ordered alcohol/drug treatment, community service, etc)
Failure to submit the aforementioned information will result in the delay of your application. All positive response applications are subject to the review of the Board.
The EPPP will be administered by computer at testing sites throughout the United States. Indiana will no longer administer the paper and pencil version of the examination. The jurisprudence examination is emailed to the applicant and must be submitted to the Board through a notarized affidavit.
SEND YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION AND APPLICATION FEE TO:
PROFESSIONAL LICENSING AGENCY
402 WEST WASHINGTON STREET, ROOM W072
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 46204
APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE AS A PSYCHOLOGIST
INSTRUCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
(For both Examination and Endorsement Applicants)
According to our contract with the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, Indiana does not administer the EPPP merely so an applicant can obtain a score which will then be used to apply for licensure in another state. All applicants for licensure by examination must pass the state jurisprudence examination before they will be authorized to take the EPPP.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ENDORSEMENT APPLICANTS
EPPP Score Transfer Service
P.O. Box 3079
Peachtree City, Georgia 30269
NOTE: to all applicants from Illinois who took the paper and pencil EPPP - Illinois does not report raw scores. You will need to use the EPPP Score Transfer Service, in addition to requesting verification of license status from Illinois.