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Professional Licensure Disclosure

Chatham University's PsyD program is designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and for students to take the EPPP after graduation.

Other requirements for Pennsylvania licensure include:

  • Doctoral degree from APA/CPA accredited program or from ASPPB/National Register designated program, including internship 
  • One year of postdoc experience as defined in rules (1750 hours)
  • Pass EPPP at ASPPB recommended passing score
  • Pass PA Psychology Law Examination (information about contents of this exam available from Board office)

Additional information about Pennsylvania licensure as a psychologist can be learned by visiting the state board of psychology website or contacting the state board of psychology directly via email (st-psychology@pa.gov) or phone (717-783-7155).

Please note that licensure criteria and requirements for sitting for the EPPP vary by state licensing boards. The Counseling Psychology Program has made a good faith effort to review the licensing requirements for all U.S. jurisdictions to determine eligibility (see below). A state-by-state guide to licensure requirements can be found here

U.S. Boards of Psychology in which graduates would be eligible to sit for the EPPP upon completion of the doctoral program and meet basic licensure requirements: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia (DC), Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

U.S. Boards of Psychology in which graduates would NOT be immediately eligible for licensure upon completion of the doctoral program without additional coursework/training/exams OR it is undetermined at this time include:  

  • California: additional coursework in human sexuality; alcohol/chemical dependency detection and treatment; child abuse assessment; spousal/partner abuse assessment, detection, and intervention strategies; aging and long-term care; and suicide risk assessment and intervention is needed.
  • Maine: additional coursework in family or intimate partner violence screening and referral and intervention strategies, including knowledge of community resources, cultural factors, evidence-based risk assessment and same-gender abuse dynamics is needed.
  • Michigan: pre-licensure training/coursework on identifying victims of human trafficking is needed.
  • Utah and Florida: Both require state-specific law exams.
  • New York: Unable to determine if a graduate is eligible. The doctoral program must be registered by the New York Licensing Department as licensure qualifying or determined by the Department to be the substantial equivalent in accordance with the Regulations of the Commissioner. Please contact the New York Office of the Professions for specific details on the licensure requirements.
  • Washington, D.C.: Undetermined due to insufficient information.