NOTICE: The NC Psychology Practice Act was recently recodified to a different section of the NC Statutes, but, other than different statutory section numbers, the language of the Psychology Practice Act remains exactly the same. Again, It is important to note that none of the requirements under the Psychology Practice Act or the Board's Rules have changed as a result. Board staff are working to update the Board's Rules and forms. In the meantime, a crosswalk showing the citations of the Psychology Practice Act before and after the recodification can be found by clicking here: RECODIFICATION CROSSWALK.
The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) Commission has published Proposed Rules for consideration and comment. The Proposed Rules can be found HERE. These Proposed Rules are open for a period of 60 days for public comment for those stakeholders interested in providing such comment. The deadline for submission of written comments is November 4, 2021.
Written comments should be submitted via the public comment form found on the PSYPACT website (https://psypact.site-ym.com/
A public hearing will be conducted as part of the PSYPACT Commission's Annual Meeting via Zoom on November 18, 2021 beginning at 10:00 am Eastern. Interested parties may participate and notification will be posted to the PSYPACT website (https://psypact.site-ym.com/
The temporary licensure waiver for out of state licensed psychologists to practice psychology in North Carolina granted under Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 130 will expire on August 31, 2021. As a result, the Board will not allow any new individuals, who were not previously approved by the Board, to practice under this waiver. After August 31, 2021, individuals who were previously approved by the Board under the licensure waiver must be: (i) licensed (either permanently or temporarily) by the Board; (ii) an applicant for permanent licensure as a psychologist in North Carolina who also is practicing under the supervision of an NC-licensed psychologist; or (iii) approved to practice under PSYPACT in order to continue to practice psychology while in North Carolina or provide psychological services to patients who are located in North Carolina. If you have questions regarding the licensure waiver or the application process, please contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board Operations in Response to COVD-19 Outbreak
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the North Carolina Psychology Board has implemented a teleworking schedule for Board staff members. For a quicker response, you are encouraged to contact the Board office via email at
email@example.com rather than leaving a voicemail message. This will allow Board staff to help you more efficiently by routing questions to the appropriate person within the Board office. If you call the Board office and leave a voicemail, Board staff will use its best efforts to return your call before the end of the next business day. Also, please refrain from leaving the same voicemail message on multiple Board office telephone extensions as this could cause a delay in you receiving a response.
As the Board office is closed to visitors at this time, you should send, and not hand deliver, all documents, including license renewal documents, to the Board office.
The Board’s mailing address is:
NC Psychology Board
895 State Farm Road, Suite 101
Boone, NC 28607
The North Carolina Psychology Board was created in 1967 to carry out provisions of the North Carolina Psychology Practice Act. The Board’s mission is to protect the public from the practice of psychology by unqualified persons and from unprofessional conduct by persons licensed to practice psychology. The Board is comprised of seven members appointed by the Governor to staggered terms of three years. At all times, three members are licensed psychologists, two members are licensed psychological associates, and two members are members of the public who are not licensed under the Act.