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Licensure Information

Doctor of Psychology PsyD

Graduates meet the educational requirements for licensure in Massachusetts and health service provider certification of the Board of Registration of Psychologists in Massachusetts. Graduates are eligible to sit for the licensing examination following completion of the mandatory post-doctoral clinical requirements. Although each state determines its own requirements for licensing psychologists, many William James College graduates are licensed in other states. 

ASPPB is the association of psychology licensing boards in the United States and Canada For national information and requirements as well as a direct link for EPPP registration: www.asppb.net 

The Path to EPPP Excellence from "gradPSYCH Magazine"
Provides tips to prepare for the examination: www.apa.org/gradpsych/2007/09/eppp.aspx 

For the Massachusetts Board of Registration
Information including several helpful links, Application & Forms, Fees & License Renewal Schedules, and Statutes & Regulations: www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/py/

Counseling Psychology MA and Forensic and Counseling Psychology MA

Graduates of the MA, Counseling and MA, Forensic & Counseling Psychology programs will have fulfilled all the educational requirements to qualify for LMHC licensure in Massachusetts. Before they can apply for licensure, however, they must complete an additional 3,360 hours (about two years) of supervised, post-master’s work experience and pass the National Clinical Mental Health Examination (NCMHE), a written examination administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors. For more information please visit the Counseling Department website.

Rules and Regulations Governing Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals: Rules and Regulations Governing Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals

Massachusetts Licensure Examination Registration Form
www.mass.gov/ocabr/docs/dpl/boards/mh/ncmhce.pdf

Massachusetts Licensure as a Mental Health Counselor Application
www.mass.gov/ocabr/docs/dpl/boards/mh/mhc-app.pdf

Massachusetts Exam Prep Resources
www.mamhca.org/licspprt.htm

National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination Information (NCMHCE®) 
www.nbcc.org/NCMHCE

National Exam Prep Resources
www.psychotherapiststraininginst.com

National Board for Certified Counselors Registration Form(s) and Handbook for LMHC
www.nbcc.org/directory/StateDetail.aspx?stateName=MA

State Counselor Licensure Examination Registration Information: information for all states licensing requirements 
www.nbcc.org/StateLicensure

School Psychology MA-CAGS

School Psychology Program graduates will be eligible to work in Massachusetts and other states. After working as a school psychologist for two years and meeting other requirements, graduates can apply for Massachusetts licensure as an educational psychologist and practice privately. (Credentialing requirements for private practice vary from state to state.)

For information on Massachusetts and all States Credentialing Requirements  as an Educational Psychologist
www.nasponline.org/certification/state_info_list.aspx