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How to become a psychologist in Idaho

Requirements for Idaho Psychologist License

What are the requirements to become a psychologist in Idaho?

The Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners (IBPE) regulates psychologist licensing in Idaho. To practice psychology, you must have a license from the IBPE.

You can become a psychologist in Idaho by examination, endorsement or as a senior psychologist. All applicants must be graduates of accredited dental schools.

To be licensed by examination, the applicant must:

  • Show acceptable moral character
  • Earn a doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited college and complete two years of supervised experience or earn a degree in a related field and complete experience/training acceptable to the board
  • Pass the National Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology

To be licensed by endorsement, an applicant must:

  • Hold a current certificate of professional qualification or standing in psychology or have a degree of doctorate in psychology or doctorate in related field plus 2 years experience
  • Pass the EPPP
  • Complete 2 years (3,000 hours) supervised experience
  • Record of 5 years of independent psychology practice
  • Have no history of discipline in any jurisdiction

To be licensed as a senior psychologist, an applicant must:

  • Be of good moral character
  • Maintain valid psychology license based on doctoral degree in US or Canada for at least 20 years
  • Document psychology practice for five of last seven years
  • Have no history of discipline in any jurisdiction
  • Certify that they have reviewed and will abide by the laws and rules governing psychology in Idaho

How do I get a license to practice psychology in Idaho?

Submit an Application for Psychology License, documents, and fees to the IBPE.

Send your documents to:

Idaho State Board of Psychologist Examiners
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0021

How much does the Idaho psychologist license cost?

Examination: $200 for application; $25 for exam fee
Endorsement: $300 for application
Annual renewal: $300

Are there any continuing education requirements for an Idaho psychologist?

Active psychologists must complete twenty continuing education credits each year. Four credits must be in ethics, standards of care, and or review of laws during each three year period. Only those licensees randomly selected for an audit or late renewal will be required to submit proof of continuing education to the IBPE.

What else do I need to know about starting my Idaho psychology practice?

A licensed psychologist may want to form an Idaho business entity. Forming your Idaho business can be pretty easy. Idaho does not require psychologists to set up any particular type of entity. Each entity offers different benefits and protections for psychologists. In addition to standard corporations and limited liability companies, an Idaho psychologist may choose to form a professional corporation (PC) or professional limited liability company (PLLC). These entities allow licensed individuals to form a corporation or LLC for the purpose of practicing their profession. Shareholders must also be licensed to render the service or an allied service.

Idaho does not require businesses to indicate the type of business they perform in the business name.

Resources

Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners

Idaho SOS forms


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