A psychologist applies established principles of learning motivation, perception, thinking, and emotional relations to problems of behavior adjustment, group relations, and behavior modification. The application of principles includes but are not limited to: counseling and the use of psychological remedial measures with persons in groups or individually, with adjustment or emotional problems in the areas of work, family, school and personal relationships; measuring and testing personality, intelligence, aptitudes, public opinion, attitudes, and skills; teaching of such subject matter; and, conducting research on the problems relating to human behavior.
Code Citation IC, 154B; 645 IAC 240-242
Who Applies Graduates of an accredited school of psychology who wish to obtain an Iowa license and out-of-state psychologists who wish to practice psychology in Iowa.
When To Apply After the completion of academic requirements.
Initial Requirements Applicant must possess a doctorate degree in psychology and complete one year of professional experience under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. All applicants must pass Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP).
Duration Licenses must be renewed every two years.
Processing Time 1 - 3 weeks after submission of all required materials. Online license renewal in real time.
Fee Structure Initial License: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/chapter/645.5.pdf Renewal: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/chapter/645.5.pdf
Renewal Requirements Forty hours of continuing education are required biennially for license renewal.
Exam Applicants must pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP).
Additional Information Graduates of an accredited school of psychology who wish to obtain an Iowa license and out-of-state psychologists who wish to practice psychology in Iowa.