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 Iowa Workforce Information NetworkNovember 30, 2015
License Title: Psychologist

License Description: A psychologist applies established principles of learning, motivation, perception, thinking, and emotional relations to problems of behavior adjustment, group relations, and behavior modification. The application of principles includes, but is not limited to: counseling and the use of psychological remedial measures with individuals or groups with adjustment or emotional problems in the areas of work, family, school, or personal relationships; measuring and testing personality, intelligence, aptitudes, public opinion, attitudes, and skills; teaching of such subject matter; and, conducting research on the problems relating to human behavior.

Authorizing Statute: Code of Iowa, Chapter 154B; Iowa Administrative Code 645, Chapter 239-243

Requirements for License:An applicant must possess a doctorate degree in psychology granted by an institution or professional psychology program accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or an equivalent accrediting association or entity in other regions of the U.S. and completion of one year professional employment experience under the supervision of an Iowa licensed psychologist.

Forty hours of continuing education are required biennially to obtain license renewal.

Application: $100
Duration: Two Years
Renewal: $140
Exam: $450

When:Applicants must pass the National Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) and the state oral exam administered by the Board of Psychology Examiners.

License Authority:
Board of Psychology Examiners
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th St
Des Moines IA 50319
Phone: 5152814401

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