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.
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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