As part of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), Georgia Southern University is required to notify all prospective and currently enrolled students whether they would be eligible for licensure and/or certification in their home state upon completing their Georgia Southern degree program.
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Department of Psychology anticipates that graduates of this program may seek state licensure as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Registered Psychologist, Psychological Examiner, Licensed Psychologist, Applied Psychologist, or Psychological Assistant.
The Department of Psychology has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this academic program, which is accredited by the APA, will fulfill the educational requirement for licensure in all states. Each state/province has unique requirements to attain licensure, but all require a doctoral degree in the field and record of taking the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP – passing scores vary by jurisdiction). Some jurisdictions have other requirements, such as state jurisprudence exams, and most require supervised clinical practice after the doctoral degree is awarded (postdoctoral training). In addition, some states require a degree from an APA-accredited program. The PsyD program at Georgia Southern University is accredited by the APA. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation
Please see the first link below for information for each jurisdiction. In addition, more resources are available at the following websites:
- Licensure Information for Each Jurisdiction
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Last updated: 2/10/2020