1110 Department of Consumer Affairs, Boards
Program Descriptions


The Board of Psychology's primary objective is to protect consumers of psychological services from the unsafe and unlicensed practice of psychology. Additionally, the Board focuses resources to educate its public (consumers, licensees, registrants and applicants) about the laws and regulations relating to the practice of psychology and other related issues. The Board ensures that those entering the profession possess minimal competency to safely practice psychology independently. Each license applicant must possess an appropriate doctorate degree and also pass a national Examination for the Professional Practice in Psychology and a California Psychology Supplemental Examination.