Psychologist Examiners: FAQs

Am I able to practice telehealth?

If you are licensed in the New Mexico, you are able to practice telehealth.

I am licensed in another jurisdiction and my client has returned to New Mexico temporarily because of COVID-19. Can I practice telehealth for continuity of care?

You will need a New Mexico license to practice telehealth on a person physically present in New Mexico. A
temporary license may be the best option for COVID-19 related circumstances.

What are the educational requirements to be licensed as a psychologist?

Applicants must be a graduate of a doctoral program that is designated as a doctoral program in psychology by a nationally recognized designation system or that is accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation body and hold a degree with a major in clinical counseling or school psychology from a university offering a full-time course of study in psychology.

“Designated as a doctoral program in psychology by a nationally recognized designation system” means listed as an approved doctoral program by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards/National Register Designation Project prior to the termination of that project on June 1, 2018.

What tests must be passed to qualify for licensure in New Mexico?

All applicants must pass Examination for Practice in Professional Psychology with a minimum score of 500, administered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPP), and the Examination of Ethics and New Mexico Jurisprudence with a minimum score of 70%. The fee to take the jurisprudence exam is $75.

What if I am already licensed in another U.S. state, territorial possession of the United States, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Canadian province, or other country?

Reciprocity may be granted if:

  • Hold an active license in that jurisdiction
  • Have a doctoral degree in psychology or a degree that is substantially equivalent and is acceptable by the board
  • Have been licensed for a minimum of 10 years
  • Have no pending disciplinary actions, no formal disciplinary actions issued against your license in the past 5 years, and no past suspensions or revocations
  • Have obtained a passing score on the EPPP
Am I required to submit a background check?

You will be required to submit a background check for initial licensure and as part of licensure renewal.

  • Applicants need to register at IdentoGO — instructions and FAQs
    are on this site, including information for out-of-state applicants
  • The fee is paid directly to IdentoGO.
  • The ORI for Psychologist Examiners is NM920261Z
  • Background check results will be sent directly to the board office electronically
What is inappropriate representation?

In the event the applicant publicly represents themselves inappropriately, or supervision is not conducted according to board rules, any experience gained under such circumstances does not comply with these rules and regulations and will not be accepted as experience toward licensure. Any psychologist providing supervision under such circumstances is in violation of these rules and regulations and may be subject to disciplinary action.

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