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Due to the public health risk surrounding the Coronavirus, the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs is currently unable to accept walk-in customers and phone calls. For all inquiries, please utilize the email addresses found on the Board Contact Information webpage.

For more details visit:


Coronavirus Information

Pearson Vue testing site closure information

Learn more about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Some Continuing-Education Restrictions Suspended for Licensed Professionals (PDF)

Information for telemedicine during the coronavirus emergency 

 Telehealth behavioral health services to Medical Assistance beneficiaries:

OMHSAS-COVID-19-Telehealth-Expansion.pdf

State Board of Psychology 

The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) received reports that a person pretending to be from the State Board of Psychology (Board) is calling licensees about the status of their license.  The scammer asks for credit card information.  Persons who give their credit card information may not only lose their money, but also can become a victim of identity theft.

Licensees are urged to avoid becoming a victim of credit card fraud or identity theft:

  • BPOA and/or Board will NOT call licensees asking for payment over the phone.

  • If you get a text message or call asking for your credit card information, hang up.

  • Do NOT give your personal or financial information over the phone.

  • If you feel that you are a victim of any type of scam, you should immediately notify your local or state police.

 

The State Board of Psychology regulates the practice and licensure of psychologists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The Board passes upon the qualifications and fitness of applicants for licensure and determines whether to issue, deny, suspend, revoke, restrict or renew licenses for psychologists.  In addition, the Board promulgates a code of ethics for psychologists in the Commonwealth.

 
 
Please note that neither the Board/Commission, nor its staff or counsel, are permitted to provide legal advice or advisory opinions, including interpretations of the law or regulations, or any indication as to how the Board would vote on any given case or scenario.  You are invited to contact a private attorney or professional organization for advice or guidance.