ORS 675.050¹
Licensing without national examination
  • fee
  • rules

(1) Upon application for licensure accompanied by the established fee, the Oregon Board of Psychology may issue a license, without national examination, to any applicant who furnishes evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant:

(a) Holds a doctoral degree from an approved doctoral program in psychology and is licensed or certified to practice psychology in another state in which the requirements for such licensing or certification are, in the judgment of the board, essentially equivalent to licensing requirements of ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675.010 to 675.150) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures) and the rules of the board;

(b) Is a diplomate in good standing of the American Board of Professional Psychology;

(c) Is licensed in a jurisdiction that is a party to a licensing reciprocity agreement with the State of Oregon and meets the requirements for reciprocity in the agreement;

(d) Possesses a valid Certificate of Professional Qualification granted by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards or is credentialed as a Health Service Provider in Psychology by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology; or

(e)(A) Possesses and has maintained for at least 15 years a license to practice psychology that is based on a doctoral degree and that is issued by a board that is a member jurisdiction of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards; and

(B) Meets other requirements established by the Oregon Board of Psychology.

(2) The Oregon Board of Psychology shall adopt by rule and administer an examination on Oregon law to an applicant described in subsection (1) of this section. [1963 c.396 §5; 1973 c.777 §7; 1985 c.90 §4; 1991 c.320 §1; 1993 c.585 §4; 2003 c.14 §429; 2003 c.316 §1; 2005 c.7 §4; 2017 c.6 §7]

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 Sexual Offense Therapists; Regulated Social Workers; Licensed Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors675.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 675, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano675.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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