Clinical Psychology

Baylor University discloses that Doctorate in Clinical Psychology  will fulfill state/territory educational requirements for professional licensure and/or certification. 

Some state licensing boards require additional requirements beyond education, which may include (but are not limited to): additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. Continuing education may also be required for maintenance of certification/licensure. Make sure you understand and review any additional requirements prior to enrolling in the Clinical Psychology degree program.

State licensing requirements are always subject to change at the discretion of the state licensing board. The University will routinely update this page, but we strongly recommend you inquire with the applicable state board to confirm your eligibility for licensure prior to enrolling in the Clinical Psychology program. For any questions regarding licensure, you are encouraged to review the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards’ online tool, PsyBook (, which summarizes requirements for most states and territories. You are also encouraged to directly confirm state licensing requirements directly with the state they are interested in seeking licensure or certification listed in the table below.

Licensing requirements vary by state/territory and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. For any questions about relocation eligibility, contact the agency where you desire licensure before relocating to ensure that you will be eligible for licensure or reciprocity. Carefully review the educational prerequisites for your intended state/territory of licensure and whether our program meets those requirements for licensure. Use the agency contact information provided below to clarify or confirm any requirements.

If questions remain after reviewing the information provided below, contact your program advisor. While the University can provide initial guidance, it is ultimately your responsibility to continually check with the state/territory where you intend to seek licensure to confirm all licensing/certification requirements.

The State Licensing Requirements should indicate if the program curriculum Meets the requirements in these states and US Territories, Does NOT Meet the requirement in these states and US Territories or Undetermined if the program has not yet determined if the curriculum requirements are met for these states and US Territories.


Search Disclosures by State

StatesName and URL of State Licensing Board or DepartmentState Licensing Requirements?
AlabamaAlabama Department of Mental HealthYes*
AlaskaDepartment of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Corporations, Business & Professional LicensingYes*
ArizonaArizona Board of Psychologist ExaminersYes*
ArkansasArkansas Board of Psychologist ExaminersYes*
CaliforniaCalifornia Board of Psychologist ExaminersNo
ColoradoColorado Board of Psychologist ExaminersYes*
ConnecticutConnecticut Board of Psychologist ExaminersYes*
DelawareDelaware Board of Psychologist ExaminersYes*
FloridaFlorida Board of Psychologist ExaminersYes*
GeorgiaGeorgia Board of Psychologist ExaminersYes*
HawaiiHawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer AffairsYes*
IdahoIdaho Board of Psychologist ExaminersYes*
IllinoisIllinois Board of Psychologist ExaminersYes*
Indiana Indiana Board of Psychologist ExaminersYes*
IowaBoard of Behavioral Science - HomeYes*
KansasKansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory BoardYes*
KentuckyKentucky Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing BoardYes*
LouisianaLouisiana Behavior Analyst BoardYes*
MaineMaine Psychology BoardYes*
MarylandMaryland Department of HealthYes*
MassachusettsBoard of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services ProfessionalsYes*
MichiganDepartment of Licensing and Regulatory AffairsYes
MinnesotaMinnesota Psychology BoardYes*
MississippiMississippi Autism Board, Mississippi Licensing Board for the Practice of Applied Behavioral AnalysisYes*
MissouriMissouri Behavior Analyst Advisory BoardYes*
MontanaBoard of PsychologistsYes*
NebraskaNebraska Psychology BoardYes*
NevadaDepartment of Health & Human Services Aging and Disability Services DivisionYes*
New HampshireNew Hampshire Psychology BoardYes*
New JerseyState Board of Behavior Analyst ExaminersYes - additional requirements needed
New MexicoNew Mexico Board of Psychologist ExaminersYes*
New YorkNew York State Department of Education Office of the ProfessionsYes -additional requirements needed
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Psychology BoardYes*
North DakotaNorth Dakota State Board of Psychologist ExaminersYes*
OhioState Board of PsychologyYes*
OklahomaOklahoma Licensed Behavior Analyst BoardYes - additional requirements needed
OregonBehavior Analysis Regulatory BoardYes*
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Licensed Behavior Analyst BoardYes*
Rhode IslandRhode Island Department of HealthYes*
South CarolinaDepartment of HealthYes*
South DakotaBoard of Social Work ExaminersYes*
TennesseeApplied Behavior Analyst Licensing CommitteeYes*
TexasTexas Department of Licensing and RegulationYes
UtahUtah Psychologist Licensing BoardYes*
VermontVermont Office of Professional RegulationYes*
VirginiaBoard of MedicineYes*
WashingtonWashington State Department of HealthYes*
West VirginiaWest Virginia Board of MedicineYes
WisconsinWisconsin Department of Safety and Professional ServicesYes
WyomingWyoming Board of MedicineYes*
American SamoaN/AN/A
District of ColumbiaDC Health Psychology LicensingYes*
Northern Mariana IslandsN/AN/A
Puerto RicoN/AN/A
US Virgin IslandsN/AN/A

An asterisk (*) indicates that earning a doctoral degree from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) is deemed to meet the educational requirements for licensure in that State.