Dear Nonresident Psychologists:
The Ohio Board has amended the requirements and the timeframe for authorization to practice into Ohio via telecommunications during the COVID-19 crisis. First, the $150 fee remans in effect because it is set in law and we have not received an order or permission to waive the fee. However, numerous accommodations in re: requirements have been made, as the Board wants to ensure that out-of-state psychologists with Ohio-resident clients can comfortably foster continuity of care. The key changes are: 1) Recognition of all valid independent psychologist licenses at the doctoral and masters level; 2) Extending the 30 practice days to 90 practice days; 3) At the psychologist's discretion, 90 practice days may be extended to supervisees practicing psychology under supervision; and, waiver of the academic transcript submission. Applications are being reviewed and approved within an hour if received during business hours.
To apply for nonresident permission to practice into Ohio without an Ohio license, please click on the following link, https://elicense.ohio.gov. Once you have created your account, you will then be directed to a page on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ohio Board of Psychology