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How do I apply?
There are two ways a psychologist licensed in a PSYPACT can choose to apply to practice under the authority of PSYPACT - via telepsychology and/or temporary in-person face-to-face practice. To practice telepsychology under the authority of PSYPACT, you will need to apply for and obtain an E.Passport from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) and apply for an obtain an Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) from the PSYPACT Commission. To practice temporarily under the authority of PSYPACT, you will need to apply for and obtain an Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC) from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) and apply for an obtain a Temporary Authorization to Practice (TAP) from the PSYPACT Commission.

In order to apply, you will need to either create an account in PSY|PRO, ASPPB’s credentials management system (www.psypro.org) or log into an existing account. Once logged in, look to your right panel. There will be a section called Select an Activity. You will want to select Practice Telepsychology under PSYPACT if you want to apply to practice telepsychology and/or select Practice Temporarily under PSYPACT if you want to apply to conduct temporary in-person, face-to-face practice. This will allow you to initiate an application and pay. Your application checklist for the E.Passport and/or the IPC will appear on your Home page in your Activity Summary section. Select “Edit” to access the checklist and complete the required sections.

NOTE: You will see your Credentials Bank in the lower half of your page when you log in. THIS IS NOT THE E.PASSPORT APPLICATION AND/OR IPC APPLICATION. Information entered in your Credentials Bank will show in your E.Passport application and/or IPC application but there are many sections of the Credentials Bank which are not relevant to the E.Passport and/or IPC.


What is the cost for the ASPPB E.Passport? What is the cost for the Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT)?
The application fee for the ASPPB E Passport is $400.The fee for the PSYPACT Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) is a one-time fee of $40, which you will pay at the same time as the E Passport. Please note the ASPPB E Passport requires a $100 annual renewal fee.
Please note that ASPPB has temporarily waived the E.Passport application fee of $400 until December 31, 2020.
What is the cost for the ASPPB Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC)? What is the cost for the Temporary Authorization to Practice (TAP)?
The application fee for the ASPPB IPC is $200.The fee for the PSYPACT Temporary Authorization to Practice (TAP) is a one-time fee of $40, which you will pay at the same time as the IPC. Please note the ASPPB IPC requires a $50 annual renewal fee.
I paid the fee. What do I do next?
Your application can be accessed by clicking “edit” next to your E.Passport and/or IPC in your Activity Summary when you log in. You will be brought to your application checklist. Select “edit” next to each section and either input the required information or review information that would have populated from your Credentials Bank. Save the sections as complete. Once all sections of the checklist have been saved as complete and your official transcripts have been attached, you will be able to select “edit” next to Submit for Review. Doing this will allow you to submit your application into the review queue.
I have completed all the sections in the checklist but I cannot submit for review. How do I submit for review?
Official transcripts (graduate) must have been received by ASPPB and attached to your application before you will be able to submit for review.

NOTE: If you have not requested an official transcript yet, they are required and can be sent electronically to psypro@asppb.org.

NOTE: If you have already requested a transcript, there may be a delay in processing for the University or its designated clearinghouse. ASPPB Credentialing staff is working through our electronic database to ensure any that have been received so far get attached to your application.

NOTE: If you have had a transcript sent to ASPPB in the past for the Credentials Bank, CPQ, PLUS or IPC- ASPPB Credentialing staff is working through our electronic database and archives to ensure they get attached to your application.

Do I have to complete the entire Credentials Bank in order to apply?
No. The Credentials Bank is visible when you log into PSY|PRO but it is not your application. Information you have added to your Credentials Bank will populate in your E.Passport and/or IPC application. Your application can be accessed by clicking “edit” next to your E.Passport and/or IPC in your Activity Summary when you log in.
I already have the CPQ credential through ASPPB. Does this effect how or when I can apply?
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 and/or the IPC/TAP. 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.
Can I transfer my National Register information to complete the application?
No. The application for the E.Passport is relatively short and does not include components that would need information that you have stored with the National Register. We do require official transcripts, however those must come directly from the university or their clearinghouse in order to comply with our primary source procedures.
Do I have to have graduated from an APA/CPA accredited or Joint Designated program?
Yes. Eligibility requirements state that the degree program must have been accredited by the American Psychological Association/ Canadian Psychological Association or designated by the ASPPB National Register Joint Designation Project (https://www.asppb.net/page/JointDesignation) at the time your degree was conferred in order to be eligible.
In the Education section, do I need to submit information and transcripts for each degree I earned (bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D) or just my
doctoral degree?
You will only need to provide information from your doctoral program and have your doctoral degree transcripts sent for the application.
In the Education section, do I need to verify my degree program?
No. When completing the Education section of your application, please note you only need to complete the Information on Degree portion. You do NOT need to complete the Verification of Degree Program or Submit for Verification by Institution portions. You will save the Information on Degree as Incomplete and the Education section as Complete.
In the Examination section, I don’t know my EPPP information and I need it for my application. How do I get that information?
Please complete the information to the best of your ability and ASPPB Credentialing staff will contact you if additional information is needed to locate your score in the repository. An official EPPP Score Transfer is not needed. Please note that Candidate ID is not a required field.
How long will it be before I receive the E.Passport/APIT and/or IPC/TAP?
As we are experiencing a very high volume of applications and inquiries at this time, we do not have a start to finish time right now but are working through applications as quickly as we can.
What are the Continuing Education requirements for the E.Passport?
The E.Passport must be renewed on an annual basis and notices will be sent 90, 60 and 30 days prior to the renewal date with information on how to renew. The E.Passport holder must demonstrate 3 hours of continuing education relevant to the use of technology in psychology. Approved Continuing Professional Development for the E. Passport may include:
i. Academic Courses
ii. Approved Sponsor Continuing Education

All continuing education must be directly relevant to the practice of telepsychology and would include, but not be restricted to any one or more of the following areas as defined in the APA/ASPPB/APAIT Telepsychology Guidelines:
i. Competence of the Psychologist
ii. Standards of Care in the Delivery of Telepsychology Services
iii. Informed Consent
iv. Confidentiality of Data and Information
v. Security and Transmission of Data and Information
vi. Disposal of Data and Information and Technologies
vii. Testing and Assessment when Providing Telepsychology Services
viii. Interjurisdictional Practice
Relevance to the practice of telepsychology will be determined by the Mobility Committee.
Does my physical location matter while I am providing telepsychological services under the authority of PSYPACT?
At this time, PSYPACT requires that a psychologist be physically located in their Home State of licensure while providing telepsychological services. For the practice of telepsychology under PSYPACT, Home State is the PSYPACT state where you are licensed to practice and physically located when telepsychological services are delivered.
For my APIT and/or TAP application, which date should I use initially for the Home State Start Date?
We ask that you please enter the date you fill out the application as your initial start date. For applicants from Virginia and North Carolina, we ask that you enter their effective dates (Virginia effective 1/1/2021 and North Carolina effective 3/1/2021). 
I am licensed in a state that has enacted PSYPACT legislation, but is not yet effective (i.e. Virginia and North Carolina). Can I still apply or do I
need to wait until the state becomes effective?
For telepsychology, if you are planning to practice from your Home State of licensure (if you are licensed and practicing from Virginia or North Carolina), you can go ahead and apply for the E.Passport and APIT. If you meet requirements for the E.Passport, ASPPB will grant you the E.Passport. However, the PSYPACT Commission will hold all reviews of APIT applications from Virginia until 1/1/2021 and from North Carolina until 3/1/2021. Pending meeting APIT requirements, all APIT applications from Virginia that are pending will start being reviewed on 1/1/2021 and all APIT applications from North Carolina that are pending will start being reviewed on 3/1/2021. After getting the APIT at that time, you would then be eligible to start practicing telepsychology under PSYPACT.

For temporary practice, you must be licensed in one PSYPACT state that is currently effective. You can go ahead and apply for the IPC and TAP. If you meet requirements for the IPC, ASPPB will grant you the IPC. However, the PSYPACT Commission will hold all reviews of TAP applications from Virginia until 1/1/2021 and from North Carolina until 3/1/2021. Pending meeting TAP requirements, all TAP applications from Virginia that are pending will start being reviewed on 1/1/2021 and all TAP applications from North Carolina that are pending will start being reviewed on 3/1/2021. After getting the TAP at that time, you would then be eligible to start practicing temporarily under PSYPACT.
How can I list my APIT and/or TAP in my email signatures, vitae, resume, etc.?
The PSYPACT Commission will be discussing if/how an APIT and/or TAP can be listed publicly at its meeting on November 19-20, 2020.
Is there a public forum available to verify an APIT and/or TAP?
No. At this time, there is a not a public listing available to verify an APIT and/or TAP. The PSYPACT Commission will be discussing this topic at their upcoming meeting November 19-20, 2020. In the meantime, if you would like to request verification of an E.Passport/APIT and/or verification of an IPC/TAP, please email us at info@psypact.org
Does PSYPACT apply to other mental health professions (i.e. counseling, marriage and family therapy, etc.)?
PSYPACT only applies to licensed psychologists.  

 

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11/19/2020 » 11/20/2020
PSYPACT Commission Meeting

Practice Under PSYPACT
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