Psychologist - Substantially Equivalent States/Countries

Substantially Equivalent States/Countries

RCW 18.83.082 – Temporary Permit

RCW 18.83.170 – License without oral examination "Endorsement"

Washington State may issue credentials to applicants with credentials in another state based upon the other state's qualifications. The other state's credentialing standards must be equivalent to Washington State's qualifications.

The Examining Board of Psychology is reviewing other states' qualifications. Where spaces for other states are blank in the chart below, Washington has yet to review those states.

We complete reviews once an applicant submits an application for licensure.

Temporary permits are available only to people licensed in states Washington considers to be equivalent or who meet criteria in WAC 246-924-480(2) or is a member of an organization listed in WAC 246-924-100(3).

Applicants applying through the endorsement process must: 1) hold a current psychologist license in a substantially equivalent state (see below) issued two or more years ago; or 2) meet one of the criteria in WAC 246-924-100(3). Applicants who do not meet the criteria for licensure by endorsement must: 1) fill out the application by examination; 2) have supervisors complete professional reference forms; and 3) graduates from hybrid/online programs must also provide documentation of meeting the residency requirement in WAC 246-924-046(5).

A C D F G H I K L M N O P R S T U V W

State for Review Date of Review Equivalent?
Alabama November 20, 2015 No, Alabama is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
Alaska March 15, 2013 No, Alaska is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
Arizona March 15, 2013 No, Arizona is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
Arkansas  
California

March 28, 2013

July 19, 2013

January 30, 2015

No, California is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
Colorado

November 15, 2013

March 27, 2015

No, Colorado is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
Connecticut  
Delaware    
Florida

November 15, 2013

May 29, 2015

Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Georgia March 15, 2013 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Hawaii March 15, 2013 No, Hawaii is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
Idaho May 16, 2014 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Illinois March 15, 2013 No, Illinois is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
Indiana May 29, 2015 No, Indiana is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement..
Iowa May 17, 2013 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Kansas July 22, 2016 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Kentucky August 21, 2013 No, Kentucky is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
Louisiana March 15, 2013 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Maine May 16, 2014 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Maryland July 19, 2013 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Massachusetts March 21, 2014 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Michigan November 20, 2015 Yesso long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Minnesota March 28, 2013 No, Minnesota is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
Mississippi March 15, 2013 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Missouri

March 21, 2014

March 27, 2015

Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.

Montana

March 21, 2014

March 27, 2015

Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Nebraska

November 14, 2014

March 27, 2015

No, Nebraska is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
Nevada May 16, 2014 No, Nevada is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
New Hampshire March 24, 2017 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
New Jersey May 2, 2013 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
New Mexico November 20, 2015 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
New York May 2, 2013 No, New York is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
North Carolina May 2, 2013 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
North Dakota July 24, 2015 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Ohio May 2, 2013 No, Ohio is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
Oklahoma November 20, 2015 Yes, only the health service provider (HSP) designation is equivalent and so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Oregon January 15, 2013 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Pennsylvania July 19, 2013 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Rhode Island August 21, 2013 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
South Carolina May 29, 2015 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
South Dakota November 17, 2017 No, South Dakota isn't equivalent.
Tennessee May 29, 2015 Yes, only the health service provider (HSP) designation is equivalent and so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Texas

August 21, 2013

March 27, 2015

No, Texas is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
Utah March 28, 2013 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Vermont May 17, 2013 No, Vermont is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
Virginia March 15, 2013 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.
Washington, D.C.

September 19, 2014

March 27, 2015

Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.

West Virginia    
Wisconsin

July 19, 2013

March 27, 2015

No, Wisconsin is not equivalent. See above instructions for applicants who do not meet criteria for licensure by endorsement.
Wyoming August 21, 2013 Yes, so long as the doctoral degree meets all requirements in WAC 246-924-046.

Other jurisdictions

Jurisdiction for review Date of review Equivalent?
British Columbia November 15, 2013 Not equivalent unless applicants can show that they have completed an internship that meets the requirements as listed in WAC 246-924-056.
Colegio Oficial de la Psicologia de la Palmas, Spain January 30, 2015

No, the Colegio Oficial de la Psicologia de la Palmas, Spain isn't equivalent. Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the following:

  • Educational requirements as listed in WAC 246-924-046
  • The residency requirements as listed in WAC 246-924-046
  • The practicum requirements of WAC 246-924-049
  • The internship requirements listed in WAC 246-924-056
  • Applicants must successfully pass the EPPP.
  • If the applicant cannot document 3,300 hours of supervised experience, then they must document completion of a postdoctoral supervised experience that meets the requirements at listed in WAC 246-924-059
    Applicants must submit the application by endorsement as well as sections 4 and 6 of the application by examination (PDF) and the necessary professional reference forms needed to verify the internship.
Germany September 23, 2016 Not equivalent unless applicant can demonstrate completion of a residency and education requirements.
Guam July 19, 2013 Not equivalent unless applicant can demonstrate completion of a residency and education requirements.
Mexico July 24, 2015 Not equivalent unless applicant can demonstrate completion of a residency and educational requirements.
Puerto Rico January 26, 2018 Not equivalent unless applicant can demonstrate completion of a residency and educational requirements.
Saskatchewan, Canada January 29, 2016 Not equivalent unless applicant can demonstrate completion of an internship that meets the requirements as listed in WAC 246-924-056.
United Kingdom July 25, 2015 Not equivalent unless applicant can demonstrate completion of a residency and educational requirements.

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