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The Board of Psychologists and
Psychological Associate Examiners

Emergency Psychologist Courtesy eLicense

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and in line with SB241, the Alaska Board of Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners have developed a process for Emergency Psychologist Courtesy License.

An online application will be available soon.

COVID-19 MANDATES AND GUIDANCE:

The governor has issued a mandate or the board has issued guidance for this program.

Please click here to read how this may affect you.


COVID-19 Notice:

The Board of Psychologists and Psychological Examiners is meeting frequently to assess and review how to address Continuing Education (CE). At this time, with licensing renewal in 2021, we are not adjusting CE requirements, but are monitoring the situation and will adapt as needed.

For those providing Tele-Services please view the APA Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology.

We encourage practitioners to be familiar with telepsychology guidelines and consider courses in telehealth and/or telepsychology and COVID-19. This is not a requirement and the Board is not endorsing a particular course or company. Visit AK-PA COVID-19 Resources for Practice Webpage or the APA Pandemic Webpage for links to a variety of resources.

The Board of Psychologists and Psychological Associate Examiners is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing. The Board consists of three psychologists, one psychological associate, and one public member. Board members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

The Board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of psychology in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The Board meets three times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas are available from the licensing examiner.


PLUS Program Applications

Great news! The State of Alaska Board of Psychologist & Psychological Associate Examiners is excited to offer you the opportunity to apply for licensure online via the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) Psychology Licensure Application System (PLUS).


Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Psychological Associate
  • Psychologist

Important Notice Regarding Telemedicine:

Following SB74, businesses engaged in the practice of telemedicine are required to register for placement on the Telemedicine Business Registry (TBR) through the Professional Licensing Section. Please click HERE to access the application and additional information regarding the registry. Please note that the application is for businesses rather than individual licensees to register; if you have any questions regarding scope of practice requirements or limitations regarding telemedicine, please contact the program’s Occupational Licensing Examiner.


Contact Information

Lacey Derr, Occupational Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-2694
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Email: BoardOfPsychologists@Alaska.Gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806