2007 ORS 675.030¹
Licensing of psychologists after examination
  • requirements
  • fee
  • resident designation
  • rules

(1) Upon application for licensure accompanied by the established fee, the State Board of Psychologist Examiners shall issue a psychologist license to any applicant who performs to the satisfaction of the board in examinations prescribed by the board and furnishes evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant:

(a) Has complied with all applicable provisions of ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675.010 to 675.150) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures) and the applicable rules of the board;

(b) Holds a doctoral degree in psychology, such degree having been obtained from an approved doctoral program in psychology;

(c) Has satisfactorily completed such courses and training as may be required by the board;

(d) Has had two years of supervised employment under the direction of a psychologist licensed in Oregon or under the direction of a person considered by the board to have equivalent supervisory competence; and

(e) Is of good moral character. For purposes of this section, the lack of good moral character may be established by reference to acts or conduct that reflect moral turpitude or to acts or conduct which would cause a reasonable person to have substantial doubts about the individual’s honesty, fairness and respect for the rights of others and for the laws of the state and the nation. The conduct or acts in question must be rationally connected to the applicant’s fitness to practice psychology.

(2) The board shall adopt rules by which a person receiving post-doctoral supervision during the application process may enter into a contract to practice psychology under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, psychologist associate or a person considered by the board to have equivalent supervisory competence. An applicant who enters such a contract shall be designated as a psychologist resident or a psychologist associate resident, accordingly, and shall be subject to ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675.010 to 675.150) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures). [1963 c.396 §3; 1973 c.777 §3; 1985 c.90 §3; 1991 c.311 §1; 1991 c.490 §2; 1993 c.585 §3; 2005 c.7 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Activities of clinical social workers without psychologist licensing, (1981) Vol. 42, p 167

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 675—Psychologists; Occupational Therapists; Certified Sex Offender Therapists; Clinical Social Workers; Licensed Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­675.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 675, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­675ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.