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There are four licenses available in the field of psychology in Utah: Psychologist, Certified Psychology Resident, Behavior Analyst, and Assistant Behavior Analyst. The examination requirements for each license type are listed below.
- Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP): This exam is developed by the Association of State and Provincial
Psychology Boards (ASPPB). It will require you to submit a "Request for Authorization to Test" application.
Note: Applicants must verify their eligibility for the EPPP before they can test. Applicants must certify, by notarized signature, on their "Request for Authorization to Test" application that they have completed the education requirements, awarded the degree, and have successfully completed the supervised training required. After submitting a "Request for Authorization to Test", candidates will be contacted by DOPL regarding their eligibility for exams.
- Utah Psychologist Law and Ethics Exam: This exam is administered by the Division’s exam vendor, Prov.
To register for the Psychologist Law and Ethics Exam:
- Create an account at https://provexam.com. This exam is available at most college and university testing centers throughout Utah and the US.
- At-Home Testing: You may have the option of using an on-line proctoring test platform. To verify your computer equipment will run this testing platform, please use this system check tool with the computer you plan to test from, prior to registering for your exam: On-Line Proctoring System Check
- For more details about this exam, please review the following link: Examination Information Bulletin.
- If you wish to test outside the state of Utah, please contact Prov directly at 877-228-3926 to make these arrangements.
- Out-of-State Applicants: Psychology applicants who received their education and practical training outside of Utah must also pass the Utah Psychologist law and Ethics Exam.
- Exam vendor will electronically send the results of your exam directly to DOPL.
- NOTE: While scheduling this exam on the Prov site, candidates will be asked to attest to meeting the eligibility requirements for examination as outlined in Utah Licensing Act 58-61-304. This statement will act as the “Division Approval” as required in Licensing Act Rule R156-61-302c (2).
Certified Psychology ResidentApplicants for this license are NOT required to pass any exams before applying.
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination: This exam is developed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
Assistant Behavior Analyst
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination (BCBA): This exam is developed by BACB.
If you have any additional QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, or COMPLAINTS that you are not able to address with the Exam Administrator mentioned above, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply for a License
STOP! If you need to take the EPPP or the Utah Psychologist Law and Ethics Exam, go to the "Exam Information" tab and fill out the "Request For Authorization to Test" application first.
STEP 1: Please select the license type you are applying for:
If you are currently licensed as a Psychologist in a state, territory, or district of the United States you may qualify for licensure by endorsement. Click here for additional information.
If you are currently licensed as an Behavior Analyst or a Assistant Behavior Analyst in a state, territory, or district of the United States you may qualify for licensure by endorsement. See the links below for additional information on your specific license type
Renew a License
- Licenses expire on September 30 of even years.
- At least 60 days prior to the expiration date of a license, DOPL will mail a renewal notice to the licensee's address of record as provided to DOPL by the individual licensee. (Failure to notify DOPL of an address change could prevent a licensee from timely receiving renewal notification and other important correspondence from DOPL.)
- Renewal Fees — Psychologist $128 | Analyst $93 | Specialist $78
NOTE: If you are applying for reinstatement or re-applying for a license you once had, you must use the manual application below.
Update Your License Record
Legal Name Change
If your legal name has changed, you must verify the change by submitting a copy of a marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order, driver's license, or social security card to the Division. If you desire a reprint of your license reflecting the name change, you must also submit a $10 reprint fee with the request.
- EMAIL: email@example.com
- FAX: 801-530-6511
- MAIL: PO Box 146741, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
Change of Address
You may update your address online in the eGov system.
Laws and Rules
- PROPOSED Psychologist licensing Act Rule (Filed: 08/15/2019) (Closes: 10/01/2019)
Contact: Larry Marx | firstname.lastname@example.org | 801-530-6254
- PROPOSED Psychology Licensing Act Rule (Filed: 09/03/2019) (Closes: 10/15/2019)
Contact: Larry Marx | email@example.com | 801-530-6254
- PROPOSED Psychologist licensing Act Rule (11/27/2019) (Filed: 11/27/2019) (Closes: 01/14/2020)
Contact: Larry Marx | firstname.lastname@example.org | 801-530-6254
- DOPL Licensing Act, 58-1 (05/08/2018)
- General Rule of the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, R156-1. (01/09/2020)
- Psychologist Licensing Act, 58-61 (03/22/2018)
- Psychologist Licensing Act Rule, R156-61 (01/21/2020)
- Mental Health Professional Practice Act, 58-60 (05/08/2018)
- Mental Health Professional Practice Act Rules, R156-60 (11/10/2020)
- Retired Volunteer Health Care Practitioner Act, 58-81 (05/10/2016)
- Utah Health Care Malpractice Act, Title 78B, Chapter 3, Part 4 (05/08/2018)
- Retired Volunteer Health Care Practitioner Act Rule R156-81 (06/22/2009)
- R156-61a Behavior Analyst Licensing Act Rule (10/26/2020)
- Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (05/09/2017)
Board Members event_seat=Chairperson
|VACANT/term expired (Public Member)|
|Melissa Goates Jones, Ph.D. event_seat (Psychologist)||09/07/2017||06/30/2021|
|Melanie M. Domenech Rodriguez, Ph.D. (Psychologist)||12/18/2020||06/30/2022|
|David A. Dodgion, Ph.D. (Psychologist)||07/01/2015||06/30/2023|
|Cade T. Charlton (Licensed Behavior Analyst)||07/01/2019||06/30/2023|
|Jamie E. Brass (Psychologist)||07/01/2020||06/30/2024|
Upcoming Public Meetings
Past Public Meetings
Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) Commission
The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Commission has published Proposed Rules for consideration and comment. The Proposed Rules can be found here: www.psypact.org.
These Proposed Rules are open for a period of 60 days for public comment for those stakeholders interested in providing such comment. The deadline for submission of written comments is February 18, 2020.
Written comments should be submitted via the public comment form found on the PSYPACT website (www.psypact.org) and submitted to the PSYPACT Commission no later than February 18, 2020.
A public hearing will be conducted via Zoom on February 27, 2020, beginning at 3:00 PM ET. Interested parties may participate and notification will be posted to the PSYPACT website www.psypact.org 30 days prior to the meeting with call-in information provided.
- For general licensing questions call:
- (801) 530-6628
(866) 275-3675 Toll-Free in Utah
- Bureau Manager
- Jennifer Falkenrath — email@example.com
- Board Secretary
- Jennifer Johnson — firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a veteran in crisis or concerned about one?
Contact the Veteran Crisis Line
Members of the armed forces and their families are often more affected than other groups by licensing restrictions because of frequent relocations to fulfill orders. To ease this burden, the Utah Legislature has authorized certain fee waivers and license exemptions for qualifying military personnel and military spouses.
License Fee Waivers
Initial License and License Renewal
DOPL requires a processing fee for initial license applications and license renewal. This fee varies by profession. The Utah Legislature has authorized initial license and license renewal fee waivers for qualifying military service members. Full-time active duty service members should submit the fee waiver request form with their initial and renewal license application. Download the fee waiver request form here.
Qualifying licensees, who wish to maintain their license but who are not currently practicing in the profession, can apply for inactive status. In some cases, changing a license to inactive status will remove certain CE requirements. The Utah Legislature has authorized fee waivers for qualifying military service members who change their license to inactive status or who renew an inactive license. Please note that not all professions have inactive status as an option. To check if your profession has inactive license status, refer to Utah Administrative Rule R156-1-305. Full-time active duty service members can download the fee waiver request form for inactive status here.
Licensing for Military Spouses
Spouses of military service members stationed in Utah are permitted to work in licensed professions without obtaining a Utah license as long as they possess an active license from another state or territory of the United States. Since this benefit for military spouses is relatively new, you may need to explain to employers or the public who ask that your out-of-state license is valid because you are a spouse of an active duty service member. To help you, the Division has created a verification letter which you can show your employer or the public that explains this exemption. Download the verification letter here.
Are you struggling with PTSD, depression, suicidal thoughts, or addiction?
The College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Utah provides free treatment for veterans, including: therapy sessions, workshops, and a two-week residential treatment program for veterans with PTSD in Park City. Learn more here.
The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs (UDVMA) provides resources for veterans including education, employment, healthcare, and more. Learn more here.