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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

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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:

  • An email indicating that further information is needed;
  • An email indicating that your application is complete and will be reviewed at the next board meeting; or
  • Your authorization to test, if an examination is required.

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.

COMPUTERIZED TESTING

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.

TEMPORARY LICENSES

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:

  • Ten (10) months from the date that the temporary license is issued by the board;
  • The applicant's failure of the jurisprudence examination; or
  • The date the results of the EPPP are known.

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.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
INDIANA STATE PSYCHOLOGY BOARD
PROFESSIONAL LICENSING AGENCY
402 WEST WASHINGTON STREET
ROOM W072
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46204

In addition to these instructions you will need the following in order to complete the application process:

  1. Application for licensure. Be sure to include an email address as it is the preferred method of communication from the board.
  2. Scannable application for EPPP. Candidates who submit an application for licensure in Indiana will be sent the scannable application form after they have passed Indiana's jurisprudence examination. The scannable application will be sent to candidates directly from the Professional Examination Service.
  3. Statutes and Rules

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.

NOTICE

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. 

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

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)

  1. The application must be completed and signed. Two passport type photos must be submitted with the application.
    1. All applicants for licensure by examination or endorsement must enclose with the application the $100.00 non-refundable application/issuance fee made payable to the Professional Licensing Agency.
    2. If you are applying for examination, the fee for taking the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) is an additional $504. DO NOT SUBMIT THE EPPP FEE TO THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSING AGENCY. It will be assessed when you schedule your examination with Prometric. PES and Prometric will also assess administration fees directly to applicants (Fees TBA.)
    3. If you are applying for a license by examination, you must take both the EPPP and the jurisprudence examination. You must pass the jurisprudence examination before you will be authorized to take the EPPP.

    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.

  2. TRANSCRIPTS: 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. Contact the Board for a blank certificate of completion.
  3. INTERNSHIP: Your official transcript should document your internship. If the internship is not documented on your transcript, you must also submit verification from the chairman 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.
  4. NAME CHANGE: Include a copy of a marriage certificate or legal name change certificate if your name is not the same on all of your documents.
  5. VERIFICATION OF LICENSURE: (Download the State Verification Form) You must submit completed State Verification form(s) if you are now, or ever have been, certified or licensed as a psychologist or in any other health profession in any other states. This applies to both examination and endorsement applicants. This form should be completed and sent to the appropriate state licensing board for final submission by that board to the Professional Licensing Agency. Delinquent and inactive licenses are to be included. We recommend you call these Board offices to check for the processing fee, if any. Use of the EPPP Score Transfer Service does not supersede this requirement.
  6. CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: All applicants must complete a criminal background check prior to initial licensure and after a completed application has been submitted to the Board for review. To begin the process and instructions click here.
  7. EXAMINATIONS: Applicants for licensure by examination will be required to pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) and a jurisprudence examination. (The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology may not be required for some endorsement applicants. See IC 25-33-1-9 for more information.) The jurisprudence examination covers Title 868, Indiana Code 25-33, Indiana Code 25-1-9, Indiana Code 16-39, Indiana Code 31-33, and Indiana Code 34-30-16. The jurisprudence is emailed to the applicant and must be submitted to the Board through a notarized affidavit. Particular emphasis will be placed on conduct and index competency.
  8. 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, or fails either the jurisprudence examination or the EPPP, the applicant's temporary license is revoked without any further action by the board. Please note that a temporary license may be issued only for the applicant's first application. IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW, TEMPORARY LICENSES WILL NOT BE RENEWED OR EXTENDED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
  9. TESTING ACCOMMODATION REQUEST: If you have a disability that may require some accommodation in taking this examination, please request a TESTING ACCOMMODATION REQUEST FORM from this office by calling (317) 234-2051.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ENDORSEMENT APPLICANTS

  10. Applicants for licensure by endorsement should refer to IC 25-33-1-9 for requirements. The board must receive documentation of your score on the EPPP. If the state in which you took the examination is not able to report your raw score, you must contact the EPPP Score Transfer Service at 334/832-4580 http://www.asppb.org/.

 

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.