Ohio.gov  |   State Agencies   |   Online Services

Non-resident Services in Ohio and via Telepsychology

NEW ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

Dear Applicants:

The Ohio Board of Psychology is excited to announce a new online application process.  To apply for temporary non-resident permission to practice in the state of Ohio, please click on the following link, https://elicense.ohio.gov.  You will be directed to the eLicense Portal.  Once in the portal please select the "I DO NOT HAVE A LICENSE" link.  After selecting the "I DO NOT HAVE A LICENSE" link, you will be directed to a new page in which you will provide your name, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, email and create a password.  Once you have created your account, you will then be directed to a page in which you will choose "APPLY FOR A NEW LICENSE."  When provided with the option of choosing a Board, please select "Psychology Board," then select the "Non-resident Temporary Permit" option under "Select a License." Finally, under "Application Type" select "General Application."  You will then confirm your eligibility to apply for temporary permission to practice in the state of Ohio, based upon an active license from another U.S. or Canadian jurisdiction.  Upon saving and continuing the eligibility questions, you will proceed through the application documenting your personal information, background information, answer questions and attestation before submitting your application.  Upon submitting your application you will be unable to make any changes directly to your application, so please be sure to review all information prior to submitting. 

After submitting your application you will be directed to a secure payment site to process your payment for your Non-resident Temporary Permit application. Following payment of your application, you will receive email communication from the Board and a receipt.

Should you have any questions regarding managing your account or during the setup of your account, please contact the Board at (614) 466-8808. Alternatively, you are always welcome to email the Board at info@psy.ohio.gov.


Sincerely,


The Ohio Board of Psychology

Nonresident Application for 30-Day Permission to Practice Without a License

This application is restricted to the use of nonresidents of Ohio seeking express permission to practice psychology in Ohio for no more than 30 days per year in person or via telepsychology with current clients or patients temporarily in Ohio (presuming that the applicant’s home jurisdiction does not prohibit interjurisdictional telepsychology practice).  This is not a temporary “license.”  It is permission to practice in Ohio without a license.  The thirty (30) days may be consecutive or intermittent, although those granted this permission are required to limit practice to thirty (30) days in any three hundred sixty-five day period, on a “rolling” basis.  For example, permission granted by letter dated July 8, 2014 begins a one-year period ending July 7, 2015.  Any service rendered on any given day counts as one of the thirty days.  Permission granted is not intended to allow for the establishment of a new telepsychology relationship.

 

The Board is authorized to review applications for temporary permission to practice under State law:

§ 4732.22 Exceptions from licensing requirements.

 

The following persons are exempted from the licensing requirements of this chapter:

(2) Any nonresident temporarily employed in this state to render psychological services for not more than thirty days a year, who, in the opinion of the board, meets the standards for entrance in division (B) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code, who has paid the required fee and submitted an application prescribed by the board, and who holds whatever license or certificate, if any, is required for such practice in the person's home state or home country.

 

Applicants must be judged to meet Ohio requirements for licensure under State law:

§ 4732.10 Qualifications for admission

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4732.10

 

Revised June 2014

Rules Governing Telepsychology
Questions
For questions regarding the application and/or telepsychology, please contact the Board at (614) 466-8809 or psy.ce@psy.ohio.gov.
Requirements for Obtaining Permission to Practice

The following are required before the Board will consider granting permission for 30-day practice.

 

  1. Verification of valid license from another U.S. state or Canadian province 
  2. Official transcript from the accredited academic institution that awarded the doctoral degree.
  3. Verification of at least two (2) years of supervised professional experience acceptable to the Board. This requirement might be waived depending on the licensing history of the applicant and requirements of the home jurisdiction
  4. All of these requirements might be waived for individuals with Active ABPP status, the ASPPB CPQ, or National Register.
  5. Completion of this application and submission of the fee of $150 payable to "State Treasurer" and mailed to the Board with the application.

Please Note: Applicants do not have permission to practice until in receipt of a dated letter from the Board office bearing the official seal of the Ohio Board of Psychology. Letters granting permission to practice are sent by U.S. mail and will be sent via email upon request.

 

Successful applicants are required to comply with Ohio Laws and Rules Governing Psychologists. Alleged violations may result in termination of a permit, denial of future application for licensure, and/or referral to your home jurisdiction(s) for review.