American Psychological Association
119th Annual Convention
Washington D.C., August 4-7 2011
|Basic Facts About Licensure|
* Professions are regulated by the States
* There is no 'national' License
* Most laws have transitioned from title to practice acts
"You can NOT do the things described as being within the purview of a profession."
- unless you are licensed to practice that profession.
If someone says they are a “life coach” but is providing psychological services,
they are practicing psychology, "whether they call themselves a psychologist or not."
"LICENSING LAWS ARE DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC, NOT THE PROFESSION"
What is License Portabilty?
A system that extends the privilege to practice a health profession in multiple states through agreements that recognize individual state and territorial jurisdiction while facilitating a process for obtaining and maintaining licenses in multiple jurisdictions.