What is PSYPACT?

PSYPACT stands for the Psychological Interjurisdictional Compact, meaning an agreement between states regarding psychological practice.  Compacts have existed for years and the ASPPB (The Association of State and Provincial Psychological Associations) keenly saw the establishment of a compact as a useful regulatory vehicle to help states cooperate in defining how psychologists might address the modern issues of (1) telepsychology and (2) the temporary face to face practice outside of one’s primary or home state. 

Which states participate in PSYPACT?

As of July 1, 2020, PSYPACT participating state include Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Pennsylvania (effective 7/8/2020) and Virginia (effective 1/1/2021). Please note though Pennsylvania and Virginia have enacted PSYPACT legislation, they are not yet effective. Therefore, psychologists practicing under the authority of PSYPACT cannot practice out of or into Pennsylvania and Virginia until they have met their respective effective dates. 

How do I start my PSYPACT application(s)?

There are two types of applications that must be completed in order to practice under the authority of PSYPACT - one designated for telepsychology and one for temporary in-person, face-to-face practice. Psychologists licensed in PSYPACT states can choose to apply for either application or both. Visit the PSYPACT website www.psypact.org to learn more about how to start your PSYPACT application(s) and what to expect.

What can I expect from the application process?

There are two ways psychologists licensed in PSYPACT states can apply to practice under the authority of PSYPACT - for telepsychology and/or temporary in-person, face-to-face practice. Each way of practice requires a separate application and has different application requirements.

    • Telepsychology: To practice telepsychology under the authority of PSYPACT,  a psychologist licensed in a PSYPACT state will be required to obtain an Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) from the PSYPACT Commission. One requirement of the APIT is that a psychologist must have an active E. Passport Certificate from ASPPB. 
    • Temporary In-Person, Face-To-Face Practice: To conduct in-person, face-to-face practice (for 30 days per calendar year in each PSYPACT state) under the authority of PSYPACT, a psychologist licensed in a PSYPACT state will be required to obtain a Temporary Authorization to Practice (TAP) from the PSYPACT Commission. One requirement of the TAP is the a psychologist must have an active Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC) from ASPPB.
You will first complete your E. Passport application and/or IPC application and will submit it for review. E. Passport and IPC applications are reviewed by the ASPPB Mobility Committee. Upon receiving the E. Passport and/or IPC, an APIT and/or TAP application will immediately be started on your behalf. PSYPACT staff will be in contact with you to let you know you will need to declare a Home State for practice under PSYPACT.  After doing so, APIT and TAP applications are submitted for review by the PSYPACT Commission. Upon receiving the APIT and/or TAP, you will then be able to start practicing under the authority of PSYPACT.

I have started my ASPPB credentials bank to jump start my PSYPACT application(s). What are the next steps?

If you have already started an ASPPB application(s), you will need to review your Credentials Bank information to ensure it is still current and accurate and complete additional application materials. Credential Staff will make sure your official transcript is attached to your application once received.

I already have an active CPQ with ASPPB. How does that help me?

As you already had to submit your education information in support of your CPQ application, ASPPB will already have your transcripts and exam information. You will need to login to your PSY|PRO record and initiate an application for either the E. Passport/APIT application and/or the IPC/TAP application. The information you have already entered as part of your CPQ application will populate the E. Passport/APIT application and/or the IPC/TAP application. You will need to update the Licensure section and complete additional acknowledgements. Credentialing staff will attach stored transcripts to the application(s) and you will be able to submit for review. Credentialing staff will complete required verification of licensure and accreditation and complete the formal review process. 

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