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What are the licensing requirements for psychologists in Ohio? - Counseling Psychology


What are the licensing requirements for psychologists in Ohio?

Licensing requirements vary somewhat by state. Ohio is one of the few states that recently changed its regulations to waive the post-doctoral supervision requirement.

Ohio allows new graduates who have completed sufficient pre-doctoral internship and practicum experiences to sit for the licensing examination. However, the clinical experiences that are required during training are extensive and any doctoral students or prospective doctoral students entertaining this option should carefully discuss this matter with an advisor and should consult the details of the regulations.

(See http://www.psychology.ohio.gov/pdfs/HB503%20Summary%20of%20Rules.pdffor a summary of the new rules).

It is also important to note that most states still require at least a year of post-doctoral supervision to qualify for licensing. Any prospective student seeking licensing in a particular jurisdiction after graduation should consult the board of psychology licensing requirements in that state.





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