Psychologist


Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Renewal Requirements, Process, Fees and Continuing Education (CE) for a Psychologist.

Current licenses expire at midnight, Eastern Time, on May 31, 2016

To ensure you receive your renewal notification from the department, your current mailing address must be on file. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to renew before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate the competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

If you are reactivating your license, please refer to the Laws & Rules governing your practice for additional requirements.

The department will renew your license upon receipt of:

  • Completed renewal application
  • Required fees

At least 90 days before your license expires, the department will mail you a renewal notification postcard to your last known mailing address of record. You will have until midnight on the day your license expires to renew. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to become active or inactive before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

You may RENEW ONLINE if:
  • You do not need to change the status of your license.
  • You have a credit card/debit card to complete the transaction.
  • Your license status is not ‘Military, Active’.
  • If you are renewing your license after the expiration date and your status still indicates ’Clear/Active’ or ‘Clear/Inactive’ , you will be assessed a delinquency fee. The delinquency fee will be in addition to your renewal fees.
  • If your license was ‘Delinquent, Active’ or ‘Delinquent, Inactive’ before the renewal deadline, it will be moved to ‘Null and Void’ status after the renewal deadline and you should contact your board office for further instruction.
Instructions for Renewing Online:
  1. Click the “Renew Online” button above.
  2. Enter your user name and password
    • Please note your user ID and password were mailed with your physical license.
    • If you are having trouble accessing your account, please try the alternate login process, located at the bottom of the login screen.
    • If you require further assistance, please contact the MQA Communication Center at 850-488-0595.
  3. Click “Renew License” from the column on the left hand side of the page.

After logging in to the renewal system, licensees will be prompted to answer a series of questions and required to provide certain information, if appropriate. The renewal process typically takes 10-15 minutes and licensees pay their renewal fee by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover when they are done.

You may RENEW BY MAIL if:
  • You need to change the status of your license.
  • You need to pay using a cashier’s check or money order.
  • You do NOT have a credit card/debit card to complete the transaction.
  • You need to request a name change
  • Your license is in ‘Military, Active’ status.
To Print Your Renewal Notice:
  1. Click the “Renew Online” button above.
  2. Enter your user name and password
    • Please note your user ID and password will be mailed with your renewal notification.
    • If you do not know your user ID and password, select “Get Login Help?”
  3. Once you are properly logged in, you may print your renewal notice by selecting the Renew License link, then click on the Renew by Mail option.

Information for requesting a Name Change

Name changes require legal documentation showing the name change. Please submit a request including your full name as it appears on your license, profession, license number, your new name, your date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number, and your signature. Attach supporting documents, which must be one of the following:

  • a copy of a state issued marriage license that includes the original signature and seal from the clerk of the court
  • a divorce decree showing the name change
  • a court order showing the name change (Adoption, legal name change, federal identity change)

Any one of these will be accepted unless the department has a question about the authenticity of the document. A social security card is not considered legal documentation.

Please Note: The last four digits of the SSN are requested as required by DOH Policy Number DOHP 385-LS05-12 Name Changes for Existing Licensees, which was established for security purposes due to past instances of fraudulent activity.

Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health.

If renewing BEFORE your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active $295.00
Inactive to Inactive $295.00
Active to Inactive $345.00
Inactive to Active $395.00
Active to Retired $55.00
Inactive to Retired $55.00

If renewing AFTER your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active $695.00
Inactive to Inactive $695.00
Active to Inactive $745.00
Inactive to Active $845.00
Active to Retired $455.00
Inactive to Retired $455.00

If renewing 120 day Notified Delinquent, your fees will be:

Active to Active $1,040.00
Inactive to Inactive $1,040.00
Active to Inactive $1,090.00
Inactive to Active $1,190.00
Active to Retired $800.00
Inactive to Retired $800.00

Delinquent Licenses become Null & Void1 on June 1, 2016.

By submitting the appropriate renewal fees to the department, a licensee acknowledges compliance with all requirements for renewal, including continuing education.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

 

 

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 1Null & Void -The licensed practitioner failed to renew their licensure status for two renewal cycles, resulting in their license expiring.

The information provided is an overview only and licensees are encouraged to become familiar with the profession’s continuing education rule, Chapter 64B19-13, Florida Administrative Code, to ensure that they meet the Board’s specific requirements for renewal.

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

Required Subject Area Required Number of Hours Important Information
General Hours 35
Medical Errors 2
Ethics and Florida Psychology Law 3
Domestic Violence 2  Due every third biennium beginning July 2006 and is included in the 40 hours required

Three (3) of the forty (40) hours must be on professional ethics and Florida Statutes and rules affecting the practice of psychology. Of those three hours, at least one hour shall be on professional ethics, and at least one hour shall be on Florida laws and rules relevant to the practice of psychology and shall include Chapters 456 and 490, F.S. and Rule Title 64B19, F.A.C.

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First Biennium Renewal:  Psychologists  initially licensed within the biennium are exempt from continuing education with the exception of the two hour course relating to the prevention of medical error

CE Reporting Information →

Instructions on locating Approved Medical Errors Courses and Providers

A two hour Medical Errors course is required for obtaining your license and for each renewal. All Medical Errors Courses must be approved by the Board of Psychology.

You will find a list of approved medical errors courses for psychology through the Department’s contracted continuing education system provider, CEBroker, by following these steps:

  • Enter the following web address in your Internet Browser: www.cebroker.com.
  • Select “Course Search”.
  • Select “Florida Department of Health”.
  • Choose the profession “Psychologists”.
  • Choose “Self-Study” or “Live”.
  • The next page will allow you to narrow down to the subject “Medical Errors”.
  • Once you have your criteria in and click on the search button, the system will produce a -list of approved courses.

*If you need assistance logging into CEBroker, please call-1-877-434-6323


Board Rule Approved Providers

  • American Psychological Association
  • Completion of approved Graduate level courses – no more than 10 hours per semester
  • Courses approved by any Board within MQA that enhances psychological skills and/or knowledge

Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Education per Biennium

  • Presenting or moderating a continuing education course sponsored by a Board approved provider
  • Full attendance at a workshop/seminar approved by the APA or any affiliates
  • Attendance at a state, regional or national psychology convention or conference
  • Attainment of Diplomate status in a specialty area from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
  • Attendance at a Board meeting
  • Serving as a volunteer expert witness
  • Home Study courses approved by the APA or its affiliates – not applicable to Medical Errors unless specifically approved by the Florida Board

Click on Chapter or Section Number to View

Florida Statutes

Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions
Chapter 490: Psychology

Florida Administrative Codes

Rules: Chapter 64B19, Florida Administrative Code
Rules: Chapter 64B: Division of Medical Quality Assurance, Florida Administrative Code