March 17, 2021
Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT)
- The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) is an interstate agreement designed to facilitate the practice of telepsychology and the temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across state boundaries.
- The mutual recognition model allows a practitioner to practice in the compact member states either using a multistate license or by obtaining a “compact privilege” or “compact authorization.”
- For Telepsychology: In order to practice telepsychology in PSYPACT states, psychologists licensed in PSYPACT states only can apply to the PSYPACT Commission for an Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT). One required component of this authority granted from the PSYPACT Commission is that psychologists must obtain an E.Passport Certificate from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB).
What Professions are included?
- Doctoral Level Licensed Psychologist
- As of January 13th, 2021, there are 15 states in the PSYPACT
Regulatory body for the occupation:
- The PSYPACT Commission is the governing body of PSYPACT responsible for creating and finalizing the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations. The Commission is also responsible for granting psychologists the authority to practice telepsychology and temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across state boundaries. The Commission is made up of one representative from each PSYPACT state.
Compact contact Information
Janet Orwig, MBA, CAE