Licensed Psychologist (LP)
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Mission: The Minnesota Board of Psychology protects the public through licensure, regulation and education to promote access to safe, competent, and ethical psychological services.
Minn. Stats. 148.88
Licensed Psychologist Application
Application forms and other forms are available on the Board website at Forms.
Licensed Psychologist Information
The Minnesota Board of Psychology issues licenses to qualified individuals for the practice of psychology.
The licensed psychologist (LP) license is a license for the independent practice of psychology with its own set of requirements for licensure.
To become licensed by the board as a licensed psychologist, an applicant shall comply with the following requirements:
(1) pass an examination in psychology;
(2) pass a professional responsibility examination on the practice
(3) pass any other examinations as required by board rules;
(4) pay nonrefundable fees to the board for applications,
processing, testing, renewals, and materials;
(5) have attained the age of majority, be of good moral character,
and have no unresolved disciplinary action or complaints
pending in the state of Minnesota or any other jurisdiction;
(6) have earned a doctoral degree with a major in psychology
from a regionally accredited educational institution meeting the
standards the board has established by rule; and
(7) have completed at least one full year or the equivalent in part
time of postdoctoral supervised psychological employment.
Licensure for Volunteer Practice
Retired providers who are or were licensed, certified, or registered to practice psychology in any jurisdiction may apply to the board for licensure to practice psychology as a licensed psychologist-volunteer provided the applicant meets the following requirements:
(1) submits to the board a notarized application for licensure
as a licensed psychologist-volunteer;
(2) is of good moral character and has no complaints or
corrective or disciplinary action pending in any jurisdiction;
(3) if not currently licensed by the board, passes the most
recent version of the professional responsibility examination
administered by the board and pays the fee associated with
sitting for the examination; and
(4) pays the nonrefundable fee for licensure.
An applicant who was formerly licensed by the board must meet the education, training, and experience requirements that were in place at the time of the original license. An applicant who was not formerly licensed by the board must meet the current requirements for licensure.
Pro bono service:
A provider licensed under this section shall only provide psychological services on a pro bono basis and shall not receive a commission, rebate, or remuneration, directly or indirectly, except that a provider may accept reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred due to the provision of volunteer psychological services.
Documentation of status:
A provider licensed under this section shall receive a license documenting that they are licensed for volunteer practice.
Designation of license:
In addition to the descriptions allowed in Minn. Stat. § 148.96, providers granted licensure under this section shall use the designation "LP-V" to designated licensed psychologist-volunteer.
Return to previous licensure status:
Providers licensed under this section who request to return to their previous licensure status may do so upon submission of a written application provided by the board and payment of the applicable licensure fee. Providers may not concurrently hold a license as a licensed psychologist and a license as a licensed psychologist-volunteer.
Continuing education requirements:
A provider licensed under this section is subject to the same continuing education requirements as a licensed psychologist under Minn. Stat. § 148.911.
The board may grant a license to an applicant who meets the following requirements:
(1) submits to the board a notarized application for
licensure as a licensed psychologist by reciprocity;
(2) at the time of application, is licensed, certified, or
registered to practice psychology in another state
or jurisdiction, and has been for at least five
consecutive years immediately preceding the date
(3) has a doctoral degree in psychology, which formed
the basis for current licensure in another state or
(4) is of good moral character and has no pending
complaints or active disciplinary or corrective actions
in any jurisdiction; and
(5) passes the Professional Responsibility Examination
administered by the board and pays the fee associated
with sitting for the examination.
If by the laws of any state or the rulings or decisions of the appropriate officers or boards thereof, any burden, obligation, requirement, disqualification, or disability is put upon licensed psychologists licensed and in good standing in this state, affecting the right of these licensed psychologists to be registered or licensed in that state, then the same or like burden, obligation, requirement, disqualification, or disability may be put upon the licensure in this state of licensed psychologists licensed in that state.
Licensure by Mobility
Applicants for licensure by mobility shall meet all requirements for licensure under the Minnesota Psychology Practice Act.
The educational requirements, the national standardized examination requirement,and the post degree employment requirements shall be considered met if, at the time of application, the applicant provides acceptable evidence of certification as a current holder of the Certificate of Professional Qualification (CPQ) issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) or of a diplomate from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) or a health service provider in psychology. An applicant seeking to qualify for licensure under this part who is a graduate of a program that is not APA accredited and earned the degree after adoption of this rule, shall meet the human diversity education requirement.
If a nonresident of the state of Minnesota, who is not seeking licensure in this state, and who has been issued a license, certificate, or registration by another jurisdiction to practice psychology at the doctoral level, wishes to practice in Minnesota for more than seven calendar days, the person shall apply to the board for guest licensure, provided that the psychologist's practice in Minnesota is limited to no more than nine consecutive months per calendar year. Application under this section shall be made no less than 30 days prior to the expected date of practice in Minnesota and shall be subject to approval by the board or its designee. The board shall charge a nonrefundable fee for guest licensure. The board shall adopt rules to implement this section.
Applicants for licensure:
(a) An applicant who is seeking licensure in this state, and who, at the time of application, is licensed, certified, or registered to practice psychology in another jurisdiction at the doctoral level may apply to the board for guest licensure in order to begin practicing psychology in this state while their application is being processed if the applicant is of good moral character and has no complaints, corrective, or disciplinary action pending in any jurisdiction. Application under this section shall be made no less than 30 days prior to the expected date of practice in this state, and must be made concurrently or after submission of an application for licensure as a licensed psychologist. Applications under this section are subject to approval by the board or its designee.
(b) The board shall charge a nonrefundable fee for guest licensure under this subdivision.
(c) A guest license issued under this subdivision shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance, or until the board has either issued a license or has denied the applicant's application for licensure, whichever is earlier. Guest licenses issued under this section may be renewed annually until the board has denied the applicant's application for licensure.
See also Re-Licensure Following Termination.
Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) Application National Standardized Examination (The Professional Examination Service (PES) applies additional fees for test administration) - $150
Professional Responsibility Examination (PRE) - $150
Licensed Psychologist (LP) Application for Licensure (1st two years) - $550 (includes MN.IT Services surcharge)
Convert Master's to Doctoral Level LP Licensure - $150
Guest License (only valid for nine months) - $150
License Certificate Replacement - $25
LP Renewal (Biennial) - $550 (includes MN.IT Services surcharge)
Renewal Late Fee - $250
Licensed Psychologist-Volunteer -The fee for licensure as a licensed psychologist-volunteer shall be 50 percent of the fee for licensure as a licensed psychologist. A provider licensed under this section shall not be subject to special board fees.
Licensing surcharge to be assessed
The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.
Period of Issuance:
Length of Determination Process:
Computerized version of EPPP exams are available daily at PROMETRIC Centers throughout the state. PRE exams are available monthly at the Board office.
Other Pertinent Information:
See Minn. Stat. § 148.88-98.