Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ)®
The purpose of the CPQ is to document that the individual holding the certificate has met specific requirements in licensure, education, examination and training and has never had disciplinary actions taken against his or her license. Psychology licensing boards that accept the CPQ have agreed to accept the CPQ holder's educational preparation, supervised experience and examination performance for licensure. The CPQ does not constitute a license to practice.
Useful Information Regarding
Using the CPQ
- A jurisdiction may require a CPQ holder to pass local
requirements such as jurisprudence exam (e.g. local mental health law),
training on abuse reporting or a personal interview.
- A few jurisdictions limit licensure to psychologists trained
as health service providers in psychology.
In these jurisdictions, a non-health service provider psychologist could
obtain the CPQ and yet not be eligible for licensure in some jurisdictions.
CPQ Participating Jurisdictions
- Expedites licensure application process
- Establishes an ASPPB Credentials Bank® record
- Free EPPP Score Transfer service
- Promotes greater uniformity for credentialing standards
- Access to informative emails via the CPQ listserv
See the ASPPB CPQ Jurisdictional List for more information regarding CPQ participating jurisdictions.
ASPPB issues the CPQ to psychologists who:
- Are licensed in the U.S. and Canada
- Have met standards of educational preparation, supervised
experience and examination performance
- Have practiced for a minimum of five years
- Have no history of disciplinary action
See the CPQ Application Quick Guide or the ASPPB Mobility Program Policies and Procedures for
more information regarding CPQ eligibility requirements. To learn about CPQ application fees, use the
ASPPB Mobility Program Fee Chart.
Important Information about PSY|PRO
On January 30th, ASPPB is launching PSY|PRO, our new online application management system. You may be familiar with the current PLUS Portal and one of the things we do here is regularly evaluate our programs and services, making changes based on user feedback. Many of our users are applicants who are using the system to bank information in the Credentials Bank, apply through the Psychology Licensure Universal System (PLUS), request EPPP Score Transfers or apply for the Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC) and Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ). We are always looking for feedback and our applicants delivered. So, we made some changes that we think are pretty awesome and will enhance your credentialing experience.
As of January 27, 2017, the PLUS Portal will no longer be an active site. As we transition to PSY|PRO, access to your record will be temporarily unavailable until January 30, 2017 when PSY|PRO comes to life at www.psypro.org.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW!
Use your CPQ
Complete a CPQ Verification Request by logging into your CPQ record on the
ASPPB Mobility Portal. A verification of
your CPQ will be sent to the CPQ participating jurisdiction of your request.
For more information or to request paper application forms,
contact the ASPPB Mobility Program.