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Psych : FAQ

 Frequently Asked Questions

Are psychology associates licensed in Maryland?

What kind of degree do I need to become a psychology associate?

How do I become licensed in Maryland?

If I am licensed in another state and want to work temporarily in Maryland, is there reciprocity?

Is my license subject to renewal?

How do I file a complaint against a psychologist?

How can I get more information?

 

 

Are psychology associates licensed in Maryland?

No, psychology associates are approved to work under the supervision of licensed psychologists.  A psychology associate must receive approval from the Board before commencing practice.

What kind of degree do I need to become a psychology associate?

A master’s degree in psychology is required to apply for psychology associate status in Maryland.  If the applicant's degree is not in psychology, the Board may approve a master’s degree if it is judged by the Board to be substantially equivalent in subject matter and extent training to a master’s or doctoral degree in psychology.
COMAR 10.36.07.

How do I become licensed in Maryland?

  • Complete and submit a Practice Oriented Program application packet or a Non-Practice Oriented Program application packet to the Board;

  • Pay the $200.00 nonrefundable application fee.

  • Submit required supporting documentation;

  • Have official transcripts sent by the school/s to the Board;

  • Submit to a Criminal History Records Check and pay the required fee to the Crimininal Justice Information System office.

Complete licensure information can be found in Health Occupations Article, Title 18, Annotated Code of Maryland and in COMAR 10.36.01.

     

If I am licensed in another state and want to work temporarily in Maryland, is there reciprocity?

If you are licensed in another state and want to work temporarily in Maryland you may write to the Board and request a temporary exception to practice psychology in Maryland.

Is my license subject to renewal?

Yes, all licenses are renewed every two years. For renewal requirements see COMAR 10.36.02.

How do I file a complaint against a psychologist?

If you are unable or unwilling to resolve concerns or complaints with a psychologist, you may submit a complaint form to the Board.  Click here for Complaint form

How can I get more information?

More detailed information regarding the licensure process may be obtained by calling the Board office at (410)764-4787. You can also contact us by e-mail at psychologyboard@maryland.gov