Professional Licensing

For more information on licensing requirements, including contact information for every state and territory licensing board, please see the Association of State Boards of Professional Psychology (ASBPP) webpage [link]. All states require the completion of supervised predoctoral practicum hours and a predoctoral internship. These aspects are also required for the doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Florida. In addition to education requirements for the doctoral degree, however, many jurisdictions require post-doctoral professional experience. These requirements are beyond the curricular requirements described below.

Note that in some jurisdictions, in addition to being licensed as psychologist, an individual can obtain prescribing privileges. Our program does NOT fulfill requirements for licensure as prescribing psychologists in those states and jurisdictions that allow for it. Typically, additional coursework in pharmacology is needed in addition to the doctoral degree. Note that the District of Columbia has their own regulations aside from the states listed here. UF’s program meets D.C.’s requirements (see Please see the ASBPP website for information about other U.S. territories and Canadian provinces.

The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida is currently and has been continuously accredited by APA since 1953.

*CALIFORNIA: Although a doctoral degree from an accredited program like CHP is needed, additional coursework or experience, potentially beyond what is offered at CHP in the following areas are also required: human sexuality (10 contact hours); course in alcoholism/chemical dependency detection and tx (1 semester/quarter); child abuse assessment (7 hours); spousal/partner abuse, detection and intervention strategies (15 contact hours); aging and long-term care (10 contact hours)