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IMPORTANT NOTICES

NOTICE OF RULEMAKING

Pursuant to Arkansas Code Annotated §25-15-201 et seq., notice is hereby given that the Arkansas Psychology Board (Board) is considering proposed revisions to its Rules.

The proposed revisions and modifications to the Rules include but are not limited to, the following subjects and issues: clarification of continuing education requirements; making additions consistent with Arkansas’ joining of the Interjurisdictional Psychological Agreement (“Psypact”); automatic licensure for uniformed service members, veterans, and spouses; fee waivers for certain qualified applicants; licensure eligibility for certain classes of applicants; complaint procedures; removal of a fee; and pre-licensure criminal background checks.

The proposed amendments are posted on the Secretary of State’s website at https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/rules-regulations/, the Board’s website psychologyboard.arkansas.gov or you may contact the Board to obtain a written copy via the CONTACT page or by phone at 501-682-6167

Written comments should be emailed to colin.davies@arkansas.gov or mailed to the Board at 101 East Capitol, Suite 415, Little Rock, AR 72201. Any comments received will be considered by the Board at their February 18, 2022 meeting to be held at the Board office, 101 East Capitol, Suite 415, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201, and via Zoom. Comments must be received in advance of the meeting in order to be considered by the Board.

I. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD JANUARY 7TH – FEB 30TH PLEASE EMAIL, WRITE, OR CALL THE BOARD OFFICE FOR COMMENTS TO BE HEARD AT THE MARCH 2022 MEETING.

iI. COVID VACCINE INFORMATION | READ NOW

III. Military Reciprocity – Please check the “I am an active duty military service member, returning veteran, or a spouse of those” box on the Application Request form. | DOWNLOAD

IV. ASPPB Social Media Guidelines | READ NOW

V. Arkansas Psychology Board Rules Revisions 2020

  • Strike-out Version of 2020 Rules | DOWNLOAD
  • 2020 Rules adopted July 3, 2020 | DOWNLOAD

VI. COVID-19 Emergency

  • Telehealth
    • To practice Telehealth, Licensees are required to submit an appended SOI using this form | DOWNLOAD
    • Licensees shall be in compliance with APA Telepsychology Guidelines; Arkansas Telemedicine Act, HIPPA, and any other rules, statutes, or orders pursuant to the practice of psychology.
    • APA Guidelines on Telepsychology | VIEW
  • AR Department of Health COVID-19 Guidelines for Psychologists
  • AR Department of Health COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines for Psychologists (Updated 9/2/20)
  • Twenty CE’s are required annually upon renewal; however, the requirement for one hour of in-person CE’s accrued 7.1.20 to 6.30.21 (for renewal period 21-22) has been waived.
  • The requirement for a minimum of one hour per week of in-person supervision can now be performed via electronic supervision pursuant to 6.2. C. (1) of Rules during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Arkansas Psychology Board recognizes completion of an APA accredited internship program as meeting the requirement for completion of the required internship year. (see 2009 Rules and Regulations 5.4. F. (1)).
  • AR Department of Health Call for Volunteers | EMAIL
    • Due to the health crisis in our state, the Arkansas Department of Health is seeking volunteers to help in any capacity.
    • When you email us, include your name, address, phone number, and license number.

UPDATED 8.25.2020

Welcome to the Arkansas Psychology Board

The Arkansas Psychology Board was created by Act 129 of 1955 to regulate the practice of Psychology in the State of Arkansas. The major responsibility of the Arkansas Psychology Board is to ensure that the citizens of Arkansas are protected from misrepresentation, unethical practice, and/or incompetence in the practice of psychology.

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